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Sanse e200 freezing up for no reason!!!

My Sansa e200 has all of a sudden started to freeze up and now it is so bad that it will not turn on correctly or turn off correctly. When I turn it on, I can scoll around the basic menu sections, but when I try to do something by pressing the central key, it freezes and I have to hold down the power button for about 7 seconds until it just dies. It had been freezing just so I had to restart it about once every 2 weeks prior, but nothing serious. All of a sudden it is seemingly unfixable, and my computer will no longer even register that it's there when I plug it in. I have not dropped it or done anything physically to it; it is an enigma to me. Any suggestions as to why it's doing this and what I can do to make it come out of its coma?

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  • haiyu Nov 20, 2007

    i tryed this solution so many times ... its not working... and now only blue scoll ring is appears ... nothing happen any more... even i cant let my ipod to recovery mode ... simply nothing... pls pls help... i love my ipod ...pls help

  • BikeRider22 Jan 06, 2008

    every time i turn it on it works and then i go to change songs and everything glitches up and freezes on me , and not the screen is gone black but its still on how do i fix it ?

  • Livibean Apr 02, 2008

    Locks up when I choose songs or flip through the menu. I hold power for an amount of time or wait till it dies

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    My Sansa e250 started freezing when i pushed a song and then when i tried to turn up the volume so i held down the power button for about 30 seconds or so and it cut off but it still frustrates me so much but oh well lol.



  • JAke123466 Oct 07, 2008

    mine glitchedd up when i would watch movies and now it doesnt work i tried that repair thing and i held down the buttons for 20 minutes but nothing happened

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    it won't boot up again. It just gets stuck on "writing bootloader"

  • seijuni May 11, 2010







    Solution link . . .
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Hi. It seems like your player decided to throw a hissy fit by deciding to experience internal system errors. Best that you reset the firmware. Here's how: Switch your Sansa E250 to its Recovery Mode: 1. Make sure the player is powered off 2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface 3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button. 4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above) 6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6. Next, Apply the firmware for the E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe Step 2: Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. Step 5: Enjoy using your Sansa E250, just like I do. (I love this player)

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Im sorry, i the system just shuts down!!!

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I upgraded the firmware but it shows application failed to read the version details

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

  • rishi84 Nov 27, 2007

    i have already use this procedure but it will not work.

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