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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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Re: wont turn on

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

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Re: wont turn on

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

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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Jensen smpv 4gbs


I tlooks as if possibly you might have a defective unit. I did some research and you wouldn't be the only one. Either that or maybe try a diffrent USB port, maybe even a usb to wall outlet charger....see if that works. If not I would say its defective.

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Hip street hs3245 mp3 player wont charge

my problem is my mp3 wont turn on. it turn on just when i plug my hip-streed on my cumputer, but when i disconnect it it wont turn on...

Jan 12, 2011 | Kobian HS-3245 MP3 Player

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My sandisk sansa clip 1gb wont turn on

Make sure the player is fully charged. 1. Connect the player to the PC. 2. Make sure the computer detects the player.
NOTE: If needed, switch the player to MSC mode, 1. Turn device OFF. 2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing). 3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.then connect it to the PC. Next Be sure the battery is charged 1. Leave the player connected for approximately 2 hours to charge. 2. Disconnect the player from the PC. 3. Verify if you can turn on the player. 4. Reset the player if necessary.
To reset the player: 1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds. 2. Release the Power/Menu button. 3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.
If that does not do it, re-seat the battery: Here is how to get to the battery, 1. Press the battery compartment in while sliding to the right. 2. Remove old battery. 3. Insert new battery or reset the old battery. 4. Close the battery compartment. Then try and see if it will come on with out the battery hooked to your computer. 1. Remove the battery. 2. Connect the player to the PC to verify if it turns on. 3. Re-seat the battery to ensure proper connection. 4. Verify if the player turns on.

Jan 29, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Ive connected my mp3 to my compter and it usaully says charging or fully charged, or do not disconnect, and now it wont even show that or turn on. what should i do?

Try resetting the device it?s usually a small pinhole on the back or side of the device try holding that in for about 10 seconds

Oct 31, 2009 | Philips GoGear Flash MP3 Player

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I have had my Sony walkman NWZ-E436F for about 3

Hey... I know this thread is fairly old... but I will tell you what I did. I have the Sony MP3 walkman,NWZ-E438F.. Until recently I have had no problems just disconnecting, I had no way of sagely ejecting. Yesterday, I tried disconnecting, and the screen started flickering and and saying that it was still connected... and that was all I got... so I left it plugged in till this morning. I went to
At the top of the screen, find where it says support, click on online product support. When it brings you to the next page, you will see an area where you can put your model # right to the right of all the icons. Enter your model number found on the back of your device and press enter.
On the next page toward the top, you will see a link under Drivers & Software. Click on that. Select your operating system on the next page, select firmware and follow the steps... It really said I was upgrading from a current 1.02 to a new 1.02, but after it was done, the screen on my MP3 Continued sayin do not disconnect, and I was able to "safely" disconnect my device buy right-clicking that Icon in the bottom right hand corner of your PC.

That is the only time you have to disconnect in that fashion... once you plug it back in again, you can disconnect as you did before, by just unplugging. But now mine is Fine.

Oct 21, 2009 | Sony NWZ-E436F MP3 Player

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Wont turn on

• Make sure the player is not on hold. Look at the side of the unit and make sure that the HOLD switch is positioned to OFF.
• When you charge the player, does it indicate it's charging? If it does, connect the unit to the PC and poke the reset hold (at the back) with a paper clip until the lights on the unit go out. Disconnect the unit and try turning it on.
• Worst case scenario is the unit may be defective.

Hope this helps!



Jun 23, 2009 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

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Pioneer DEH -P7050BT Problem with Bluetooth connection using Nokia N95. Cannot establish a permanent connection. Disconnects almost immediately. Unable to download phonebook.

There is a file that needs to be downloaded to the Pioneer using the Software Update facility. You can get this file from your Pioneer dealer. After this, you will need to play with your device until you get the BT Audio to connect properly, then connect the Telephone. I spent about an hour trying this and then I was successful. My Nokia E71 now connects when I start the car on both the BT Audio and Telelphone connections without continually disconnecting.

Jul 20, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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OPAL won't charge.

Get the firmware upgrade for the player. If the pc will not recognize, force recognition:

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 this does not work, I suggest that you reformat the player by using the WindowsTM format command on the unit. To reformat the memory

1. Right click on the device within the Explorer or My Computer window
2. Select the format command (full format) to reformat the internal memory of the device.
3. Reinstall the firmware from

Jun 08, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Help Please

What happens with my Sansa e270 (6 gb) is when i connect it to my PC the connections seems to be patchy and it will not download or delete songs, when i unconnect it, it is as if i have not done anything. I can only download songs at small increments, and many times the connection is not working. The wires seem to be fine, and the USB ports work, and the cable seems ok. This is very annoying.
thanks for helping!

Apr 05, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e270 MP3 Player

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Won't work. It turns on only when connecting to PC/

First check the battery to make sure it's in correctly. Remove the back panel to do this and look for the contacts. Make sure they align correctly with the contacts on the battery.

Try depressing the reset button which is next to the HOLD switch for about 5-10 seconds.

Attempt to power up the device on its own. If it powers up then try clearing all data and resetting to default.

Connect the device to a PC and see if it connects. Perform a full formatting to FAT-32 (or FAT-16). Eject and disconnect the device after the formatting is completed. Atempt to power on the unit on its own.

If all works you can try to load one song and see if it'll play. If yes, then use as normal.

Nov 22, 2007 | Insignia NS-DA2G MP3 Player

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