Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Trouble downloading my e260 recently crashed. I had to reprogram it over the phone through the company. since that time i have not been able to format it or download any music on to it. it reads "error" and then the screen freezes on the mp3. i have gotten one song to download but it then says there is an error downloading the rest of the cd. so far I have tried to format it many times and have even had to reprogram it since the first time (2 times total). I have manually gone in and deleted all of the music off of it. Please let me know if there is something more I can try or if I should just try to send it in and have a proffesional look at it. I dont think I have a warrenty on it so I am not sure where I would take it to have it fixed!

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, 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.
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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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
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http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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