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My sansa E280 will not turn on

My MP3 player was working just fine until i just happened to turn off for a second to hook it to my computer. then when i hooked it up, my computer wouldnt recongnize the device. i havent had this problem before,and i only had this mp3 player for about 6 months or so. is there any thing i can do or is it time to get a new MP3 player

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I have more advice on my Tips & Tricks for fixing Sansa players, but here is a likely candidate:
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from Sandisk's website (make sure the Sansa is not plugged into the computer yet). Once the Recovery Tool is downloaded, connect the Sansa to the computer while holding in the REC button and continue to hold it even after th player is plugged in. It should go into Recovery Mode in 10-15 seconds or so.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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