Turn on your MP3 player, it should be blinking. Plug it into your
computer and wait for it to link up. Then use your computer to format
it, THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING, so copy off your music before hand.
Then go to this web site and download and install the software:
Now when you start the software, if it doesn't find your MP3 player (it
didn't find mine) it will say your firmware version is 0. Go to the
DETAILS button. It will list four files (it will show five but two are
the same file) for he update. Locate these files on your computer and
copy them to you MP3 player.
Pull out your MP3 player, and it should now work. Hope this helps.
I have exactly the same problem.
Pls go to http://www.machspeed.com/tech/firmupdate.html
to update firmware to solve this problem. I guess update firmware is somehow like update bios of a laptop. Goodluck.
I'm not sure what the problem is, but i have the exact same MP3 player and it does the same thing. It won't even say the welcome screen, it will just starting blinking the backlight with a blank screen until you pull the battery out. it is annoying, and one of the worst MP3 players i've had.
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The most common cause is a flat battery. There is a trick to charging
the battery in these small mp3 players. It wont charge if it is turned
on, and it won't charges if it's turned off. Here what to do...
1. plug the payer into your USB port. or wall charger
2. switch thje palyer on using the mechanical switch (on the side)
3. turn it off by either holding down the play button, or selecting
"System" from the menu
4. The screen will go black and the battery will begin charging.
mine is SanDisk SDMX4-2048-A70 Sansa e250 2 GB MP3 Player with microSD Expansion Slot and it stopped working when i unplugged it from the pc before i started to download things but any ways u know how u can lock it well i have to push a button to start it. so i had it on lock and held the button down for like 20 sec's counting slow, then that didnt work so i put it back on lock and held it again for 20 sec's again and it worked!! it turned on then i had to unlock to turn it back on to use it again!!! yeah!!! so give that a try...
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.
Here are instructions on how to use recovery mode procedure to make the mp3
player turn on. Do the following steps:
1. Turn player off. Hold the power button down for 20 seconds to make sure
it shuts down then put the "Hold" switch ON. The Hold switch is located at
the top part of the mp3 player. 2. Now hold the "Record" button while you connect it to the computer. Keep
holding it until it finishes installing the new device.
Sounds like you have two problems here. First my guess is your files bought from walmart are corrupted some how. just delete the ones that are giving you fits and call it a day. Second you mentioned it wont even sync music,,,, Are you saying none of your music or just the walmart ones ?
I read somewhere that even with a functional lyra, when it displays "battery full", you should keep charging for another hour. This is said to extend battery life and give you an extra 2-3 hours of power.
Either this is perfectly normal, or it indicates that the battery reading tends to be inaccurate. In any case, try leaving it charging even after it gives you the message.
Another thing to consider is, how long has it been in the box?
I'm not sure about lithiums, but most rechargeables I know live longer when used. Live it alone for too long and you shorten it's life.
Could be good to get a second opinion on this battery thing though.
If there's a warranty, don't let it waste.