When I turned the Sandisk Sansa e260 on, the screen just showed "Sandisk Sansa" then started frozen at this screen. I then pressed and held the Power button for nearly 8 seconds, then the device was turned off without showing "Good bye" as I normally see. I attempted to connect the device to my PC via the USB port. However, windows cannot recognize the device.
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Re: Sandisk e260 froze after power up.
Sounds like a firmware program problem and will have to be replaced. You could download an updated firmware but you will have to get a pc connection.
After your device is plugged in, are you able to go to
"my computer" and see a drive folder that has your device on it.
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When the Sansa e260 is frozen, first try to reset the player.
How to reset the e200 series 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.
When resetting does not solve the problem, a reinstallation of the
firmware should be performed.
I had the same problem with mine freezing. It happened when I kept pressing the back track button (on left side) to go back to an earlier song. It then froze in the middle of a song, couldn't hear the song, the time of the song was frozen, etc., and the unit stayed lit, despite pressing all the buttons. I tried holding down power but nothing happened. I read another person's post that you need to hold it down 15-30 seconds. I did this and it worked, you just have to hold it down until it shuts down, which was about 15 seconds as suggested, could be longer for others.
For me, next time I wont keep clicking the tracks repeatedly, I'll simply go out of the song and back to the song I want through the menu.
Thank you for the good posts. Glad I didn't have to mess with the battery like others....
I would recommend you to update the firmware on the device..the reason the device is frozen is because the firmware is corrupted..follow the link below to get the firwmare upgrade..
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You have to reset the mp3. All you have to do is turn it on and hold the power button for about 15 seconds, or until it shuts off itself. And if that doesn't work you can unskrew the skrews at the back and take out teh battery pack for one second, and put ti right back. That way it would reset on itself and nothing will go missing...