Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Wont turn on

My unit charges fine and connects to pc to download just fine. i disconnect device but cannot turn my device on.

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  • Gina Allen Aug 03, 2007

    Take the battery out and put it back in.



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If it goes to the screen that says (SanDisk) and has the white lines on top and bottom and freezes, then just wait till the battery dies, plug it into your computer for a little while so that it has some juice in the battery and try to start it again

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

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Make sure you dont have the device locked. There is a switch on the top of the unit

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