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I have a pretty big problem with my sansa e250

I've had my sansa e250 for about a year now and just about a month or 2 ago my sansa e250 starting not working what i mean is the computer won't even recognize it. it loads half way and then stops at the same place every time. I've done the holding the power button down for 15 secs or longer and i've even taken the battery out and put it back in and still nothing. I'm also running on linux os if that makes a difference.

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Linux = problems - go to Linux forum after grabbing as much software info as you can from Sandisk's website.

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