Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)
I have a Sandisk Sansa c250 i tried to fix the promblem but not working i check the usb wire nothing wrong with it but the mp3 its self i removed the face plate were the play buttons are at i move it to a side then a lot of scrambleing came on the screen meaning it turn on but then it shut down on me and it did this twice i went to my friend cause he has the same thing so i swap the battiery from mine on to his i turn it on then it said low batt so i back check the usb and now it wont charge can it be the wire or the mp3 player itself
Opening the player up was a bad idea. You probably could have run the Sansa Recovery Tool from Sandisk's website, but now you might have moved the hardware around - there is YouTube video that shows the inside of the Sansa player (several actually) that might give you some hints. But try the soft fixes first:
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: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
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
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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