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Sandisk Sansa e280 8 GB MP3 Player

I bought this for my mom. She has only had if since the middle of September 2007. For the past 2 weeks, we have been unable to "boot it" I guess is the term. It turns on and the black screen with pop up with "Sandisk" in white and that is as far as we get. It will continue to re-boot over and over until we lock it with the hold button so it does the "keys locked, system shut down." What is going on? It's not even a month old! Please help :-) My poor mother is heart broken lol. I opened the back up and thought if I took out the battery it would do something, but nothing fixed.

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Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool. - Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - Slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer. Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted. Best of Luck.

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Try connecting it to a PC to see if the data is read/writable.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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