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Turns on then bam its off

My Sansa e250 turns on does the refresh data base and then the screen turns white and fuzzy. then turns back on again and repeats the process over and over. All I want to do is listen to some music. Help!

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Re: Turns on then bam its off

Call tech support... sounds like you need a firmware upgrade... same thing happened to me. Sandisk support 1-866-726-3475 7 days a week: 4:00 am. - 10:00 pm. (PST) 7:00 am - 1:00 am (EST)

Posted on May 14, 2007

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