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Sansa e260 will not power up

It shows it is connected to computer but then shuts down. I cannot get it to power up at all when not connected to computer.

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  • dlkuelske Feb 02, 2009

    I tried that- still doesn't power up. Is it possible that it needs a new battery????

  • dlkuelske Feb 03, 2009

    I have gotten it into the recovery mode - but then can do nothing with it. Pressing the menu button to change mode does not work - it just continues to tell me "welcome to recovery mode - connected to usb2.0".

  • mitch017 Feb 05, 2009

    I have a sansa e260 it will not power up unless it is connected to usb this started when it was only 3 months old I have tried to get it fixed under warrenty they give me a run around I have called them more than 10 times this has been going on for 8 months If you can tell me how to fix it my self I would be greatful thank you for your time

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Hi,
Try these steps that are given by Sandisk itself: 

  SOLUTION 1 - Reset the device 
Resetting the Sansa View/Fuze 
Resetting the e200/c200 series
SOLUTION 2
 - Reload and update to the latest firmware
STEP 1 - Enable MSC or Recovery mode 
Enable MSC mode on e200v2 / c200v2 / Fuze 
Force Recovery mode on e200v1 / c200v1 / e200R / View 

STEP 2 - Update to the latest firmware 
You may need to upload the firmware manually, there are instructions on the links below on how to manually update your firmware 
Sansa Fuze firmware update 
Sansa View firmware update 
Sansa e200 series firmware update 
Sansa c200 series firmware update 

Let me know if you need further assistance

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Sagayaraj Arulanandu Feb 05, 2009

    Hi,


    Once you are in recovery mode, go ahead and update the firmware. 

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Okay what you do for this is hold down the power button for 20-25 seconds or so. This will reset your Sansa e260 and then it will power up like normal. I have had this problem before. If that doesn't work then I don't know what will.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    Fixer Guy Feb 03, 2009

    Yes that is possible, but at that point it would be cheaper to make sure that the songs are saved on your computer and buy a new one because the Sansa e260 is out of date. The one in its spot would be the Sansa e200. Hope everything works out.



    Fixer Guy

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    Fixer Guy Feb 03, 2009

    It is possible that you need a new battery but at that point it would be cheaper just to buy a new one because the Sansa e260 is out-dated.



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SOURCE: battery is too low. System shut down

My e260 'hangs' with the blue screen. Solution is to hold the on-off button down for at least 15 seconds until power goes off. Wait a bit (just a few secs) and re-start.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannot get my computer to recognize my sansa e260 player

On your Sansa Go to "Settings" then "System Settings" then "USB Mode," change it to MSC, now try connecting it. If that doesn't work try the other modes just in case.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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Check your manual or contact makers web site - there are many variations on types of players

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