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A blank screen

I was listening to my player one night the next morning when i tried to turn it on the screen went blank. i tried to format the system but it still showed a blank screen. HELP!!!! i dont know what to do....

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Have you checked the batteries?

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Re: a blank screen

Try going to recovery mode by enabling the hold switch then press the record button then press the menu button until you see on the player screen welcom to recovery mode. Download the update from the sandisk site then install and run it on your computer. Then perform the update. Hope that helps.

Posted on Jul 23, 2007

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or formatting it and starting over, see if that helps

easy way to format

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u have to wait till the screen will be black. I had the same problem with my sansa. it can lasts 1 or 2 days. after screen is black and then do following: 2. change lock switch to orange position 3. Press and hold rec button (at left side) 4. while pressing the rec button, turn the player on 5. it will appear the boot menu. connect the USB cable and try to continue the firmware 6. if it doesn't work, do a firmware downgrade. download this file: 7. execute the application while in boot mode good luck darek

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