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Searching for new music

IT was working till i tried to turn it on one day and it went to the third screen the one after it say sandisk and then sansa and it just says Internal Searching for new music and it sits there an does nothing. Help!!!

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Re: Searching for new music

Take the memory card out, clean the contacts and if you have an air duster clean the socket, reset the device by doing the following; take the battery out, hold the power-on button for 30 seconds (time it as it will seem to take forever). Put a new battery in and try it again. If this is no help then it would seem that either the memory card's file system or the internal memory's file system so plug the device in over USB and backup any data your PC can find. with anything that can be rescued, rescued format the memory using FAT32, do not use quick format. Alternatively you can buy rescue software from SanDisk but it's not guaranteed to help.

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Re: Searching for new music

I connect the Sansa E130 through the USB port to my Linux-Box. I backed up all the files. I remove all the files from the flash memory, also the hidden ones. Then, I put one by one the music files. I worked without re-formatting the flash.

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Re: Searching for new music

I'm going to guess here and say that info (music) on the unit is toast...bite the bullet...wipe the unit and start over. You may want to wait on a second opinion though.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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I'm having the same problem! I've had my Sansa e130 for exactly one year today. I loaded new music on it last night and when I tried to turn it on, it said "searching internal memory for new music." I left it on and this morning it wouldn't come back on with new batteries or even when hooked to a computer! I sent an e-mail to the company for help since there is no reset button. I haven't heard anything yet. I suggest you contact SanDisk too. They may have a problem. And I can't believe someone actually suggested as a solution to put a new battery in it or hook it up! No duh! We're looking for real help here, not the obvious things to try.

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