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When turning on screen fades away then restarts automatically

When i try to turn it on it goes to the sandisk logo then when it switches to sansa rhapsody logos the screen fades away and the player restarts? this is brand new and it just keeps restarting and restarting

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Re: when turning on screen fades away then restarts...

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.

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Try to do a reset, follow these instructions if this does not work. Reseat the battery.
Resetting your player: 1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds. 2. Release the Power/Menu button. 3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.

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I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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