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My sansa mp3 only begins to turn on when i connect it to the pc but then freezes when it says 'Sansa m250 2.0 Gb' please help

Ive tooken the battery out and ive tried other things but they dont seem to work

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Look further than the batteries. Take the whole thing apart. That's what I do, and I've fixed a lot of things. And keep looking on the internet. A few hours of looking can result in years of listening.

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