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Sandisk E260 4Gigabyte mP3 Player

Dear experts, my sandisk was plugged into an iHome for ipods only, and from what Sandisk says, it was overdriven. They didn't tell me how to fix it or what to do with it or if it could even be fixed. I just recently plugged it into my Emachine PC, and it started to charge, but after about a half an hour of charging, it wasn't recognized or even known to be plugged in. It was plugged in, but yesterday then about ten minutes later, it turned on with the blue click wheel and a faded screen with vertical wavey lines scrolling down or up, depending on the way you look at it. I charged it with the Griffin Powerblick DC charger made just for the Sandisk e260 series. This morning I tried to turn it on after being "charged," and now it just starts with the SANDISK screen that it always does when it is turned on, but it just keeps on restarting and going back to that same screen. This is a very important thing to me, it has sentimental value, and it means a lot to me. I have tried everything you can think of to fix it: rebooting it, reformatting it in Recovery mode, reformatting it, using recovery mode, resetting it, reupdating the firmware...EVERYTHING. If you are positive on how to fix it, then please tell me As Soon As You Can/ASAYC. PLEASE HELP!

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Re: Sandisk E260 4Gigabyte mP3 Player

Use Recovery mode, then restart COMPUTER, replug

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