Sansa c250 will not hold a charge in the car past 15 mins...
My wife's sansa c250 is about a year old now. it plays fine. She uses it mostly in the car since she has only a cassette palyer. I bought her a cassette converter to plug into her hearphone jack and it goes thru the cassette player. But After being fully charged, when she uses it to go to owrk it will play for about 10 - 15 minutes before the battery is dead completely. Now i know its a year old, however, she doesnt use it all that much becasue she has a tendency to forget it at home. So the battery isnt that old or that used. She is very depressed by the fact that she cant use it the way that she wants.
I would also like to know if there is a charger that can connect to the cigarette lighter to poser and chargfe the device at the same time without it having an fm transmitter? Those transmitters are very crappy and not worth the time to put into the program them.
Thank you very much.
Re: sansa c250 will not hold a charge in the car past 15...
Here's battery info that I posted as a solution to another problem here on FixYa:
"Your battery most likely isn't good any more. They're not designed tosit around for very long periods unused. The cheapest way to remedythis is probably to either get one from ebay with a broken screen andsalvage the battery from it (the back cover just slides right off andyou can pop the battery out) or right now buy.com has c240's for 12.99w/free shipping (they're refurb units) and you can use the battery ineither player and you'll also have a backup player."
If you don't want to replace the battery (You're looking at generally around $10.00+ to replace it) then you can use a USB car adapter. You can find really cheap ones that work well (I use them for mine). Here's an example of one for $2.58 on DX: USB Car Adapter
With the car adapter you won't need to replace the battery unless you want to use it outside of the car.
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The battery may show "full' but still not hold a charge, so that when you unplug it from your computer, it goes dead. I assume you hold down the power button for several seconds and it still doesn't power up? Most likely, you battery is defective.
Opening the player up was a bad idea. You probably could have run the Sansa Recovery Tool from Sandisk's website, but now you might have moved the hardware around - there is YouTube video that shows the inside of the Sansa player (several actually) that might give you some hints. But try the soft fixes first:
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.
Reset the Sansa Player first.On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer.Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced. Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website. Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything. Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp If these fail, then: Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version). You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer. -Tha Mp3 Doctor