Question about SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sandisk e280 is not swithching on

I got sandisk e280 mp3 player from canada on Oct 1st 2007. In my place (city -> bangalore, state -> karnataka, country ->india), it was working for few days. But after 3 days, when i try to charge it with computer it get switched on with out any display. All buttons are not working now and power also not getting switched off. In computer, i'm not seeing any drive for mp3 player. Please suggest me what might be wrong with my player and nearest service center in Bangalore.

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  • lokesh_an Oct 11, 2007

    hmm.... now my player is working fine. I tried to switch off by holding power button max for 5-10 secs. I checked few post here and find out that i have to hold power button for 20 secs. I did same and player get switched off. After pressing power button again, it get switched on and everything working fine. All my songs are there. I got bit tensed. Now i feel happy. But still 1 question remains in my mind that, why it happened like this when i tried to charge. Please any one answer this question....



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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
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:
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, 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.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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