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Resets when its turned off

Started having trouble here recently with my sansa mp3 player, reseting itself everytime it is turned off. It didnt do this when I first bought it. When you turn it on, it ask for lanuage everytime, and it resets everyting. What can i do?

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Re: Resets when its turned off

Put the HOLD icon on, and press and hold the RECORD button on the side. After about 2 to 5 seconds, it should come to a screen that says its in recovery mode, and make sure that you have the USB setting set to MSC, not MTP. if this is all in place, you should be able to plug it into your computer and wait for it to tell you when to unplug it and it should fix the problem. Good luck! your fixer, Maxwell

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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My sansa fuze is stuck - it is on but will not turn off, play music or anything.

It can be reset; here is the directions:

Simply hold the power slide in the up position for 20 seconds or so, and viola, it resets itself. After letting go of the power slide, just turn it on like normal; it should start working again.

I've had to do it a couple of times in the few years I've owned it, myself. It is easy if you know about the procedure.

Have a nice day..

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My wife plugged her sansa fuze into her car radio usb port thinking she could play her music on the radio thru the aux. input. the sansa screen went white and is frozen. can't even turn it off. Did she...

Did you try to reset the player? You do this by sliding and holding the power button on the side for about 15-20 seconds. I have a Sansa Clip which resets in the same way. Best of luck!

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Mine was the same, it solved using the methods below that written by ThaMp3Doctor:

"Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure"

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Sansa E260 Long Start Up and Ask Language

I'm not sure it will solve the problem but try updating the firmware It may not help but certainly won't hurt. Set USB mode to MTP.

Mar 27, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Deleted all my songs, and talks about freeing 6MB?

Reset your player back to normal. Note that this will delete all files you have on your player, but it resets the player as if you just bought it. To do a safe reset, please make sure that your player is only a Sansa E250, not Sansa E250R. Here is the link that resets your player back to normal.
If you understand it carefully, you will have no problems. I recommend you read it one by one so that your player doesn't get bricked (kind of un-repairable) because the steps you followed were wrong.

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My e250 is stuck

sounds like it was'nt safely ejected and is damaged

Nov 09, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa 250

First reset everything back to factory settings and then hold the power button for 15 seconds.

Thank You!!!!!

Jun 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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It wont turn on

before you turn it on be sure to slide the hold button at the top so you dont see the orange part then turn it on

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Whattt is going on?

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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