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Sansa e250 my sansa e250 is really acting up on me.Each time I try to turn it on the screen like seems to disintegrate and the startup sceen shows up again and it just does that over and over again and i dont know what to do.Please help me

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Re: sansa e250

You will need to do a firmware update format on the player.
Tech support at sandisk can send you the file you need via email, they do every day.
If you have the file, then put the player in recovery mode and drag the file to the 16MB icon in My Computer

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sir try to format it and try it again.

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Jan 17, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e250

I have a proplem with my sansa e250 after upgrading it. Now I can't start my sansa. The whole sansa is frozen. Just appear SanDisk logo on the screen, blue wheel lite and that's all.
I tryed several time to reset it by pressing the power on (menu) buton for more than 15 sec. It power of after that, but when I try to start it again problem persist - sansa e250 is frozen after logo of sandisk apear on the screen.
Please help me

Aug 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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I'm trying to put my existing DVDs on the Sansa e250

If the movie file you are trying to convert is too long, then the converter will get stuck - this player is not big enough to really handle full length DVD movies. It's more for shorts from YouTube, etc. If it is a half hour show, or something like that, you may have a copyright protection issue that is blocking you. i'm not endorsing any illegal activity, but here is a comment from an owner of your player (hint hint):
It Worked!!! I loaded the DVD Decrypter & Chopper. I was able to convert the show into clips and the clips have been loaded onto the Sansa. The entire show is about 47 minutes; it converted into a bunch of files. I was able to find the four .VOB files that "formed" the show. Is there a way of linking all the clips together? The way it is on the Sansa now is as 4 individual clips. Each clip seems to end and begin in the middle of dialogue and not at "traditional" DVD chapter points. If there is no way of bridging the clips together, that is fine. I am just glad I was able to get the show loaded onto the player at all. Thanks again, I really appreciate your patience."

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jun 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa wont work

Once you have it in recovery mode, create a file called "sansa.fmt" and put in on "16mb" (Which is what your sansa shows up as in My Computer when it is in recovery mode). Once you have put the file on the "16mb" disconnect the cable and allow the device to restart unlocking it before it boots back up.

Jan 09, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My sansa wont shut off

its called pushing the power button

Jan 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa seems to be frozen at startup

is my sansa broke or wat. when i plug the usb cord in the sansa comes on and wen i take it out it goes off , but the screen don't come on......i suffered the problem of wen the screen do come on it stops at the sansa rhapsody part then start over back to the big sansa screen then sansa rhapsody..........someone please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 11, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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try going to recovery mode and upgarade the firmware of the player. Recovery mode = enable hold switch press the record button and press the menu button until it shows welcome to recovery mode on the player.

Jul 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Try to reset it- hold down the power button for about twenty seconds. The tool you can download at the above link will supposedly reset the machine to its factory condition; note that any data on the device will be lost.

May 22, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Blank White Screen - No Menu Showing

My Sansa has a similar problem. Sometimes when the Sansa turns on (after the Sandisk logo) the screen will either turn black, blue, or black and white stripes. The player still works, but it is hard to navigate without the screen, obviously. What I end up doing is letting the backlight turn off and then pressing any button. Sometimes when the screen comes back, the display is allright again. But sometimes it takes more than a few tries. Turning it off and on again seems to work a little better, but it is more time consuming.

Apr 01, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sandisk e250 mp3 player froze up and won't turn off!

To Reboot your sansa e250 without removing batteries . Switch to hold position ( right beside headphone jack ) Press and hold menu and rec buttons at the same time untill screen resets. On my player lock up usually happens when it hits a corrupt song - try to delete and reload the culprit to minimize future lock ups. Hope this helps someone out there.

Nov 15, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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