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E250 keeps restarting when turned on

Ok, I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, I haven't read all the posts. But just the other day, after turning on my Sansa e250, the thing just kept on restarting-it would get to the screen where it says, "SanDisk, " and then restart. And it keeps doing that until the battery runs out. Plugging it into the computer doesn't help at all. I've tried monkeying around with the, "Hold, " switch on top of the player to no avail as well. Any ideas? I've only had this thing since Christmas and have never had a problem with it, in fact I had just been listening to it a few hours beforehand. Help! Thanks, Brian laryalx@yahoo.com

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  • sheriberi Nov 09, 2007

    my sansa is doing exactly the same thing! it keeps restarting til the battery runs out. and when i plug it in, the comp doesn't even recognize it.

  • daffrance Nov 09, 2007

    Mine does the exact same thing--and you can't update anything because it doesn't recognize that the device is connected to the computer (yet it DOES charge the battery).



    Was anyone else's device acting funny before that happened? I had problems beforehand as well--it'd say that I had virtually no space left on the device after I'd removed all my music.

  • haiyu Nov 17, 2007

    pls help

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