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Stuck on finalizing update and computer wont recognize.

I have a Sandisk sansa m250 and it has worked for the past 4 years perfectly. The other day I was transferring mp3 music to it from windows media player when it all of a sudden got stuck on "Finalizing update". I disconnected it from my computer and it powered off. Now every time I power it on not connected to the computer it gets stuck on the "finalizing update screen". When I plug it in to the computer it gets stuck on the main front Initializing screen. Not really sure what to do at this point since my computer will not even recognize it now. Please help

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  • brandonmorga May 25, 2009

    No there is no reset button for some reason. I have also tried every manual reset technique on the web like taking the battery out, holding the power button for a certain amount of time, plugging it in when the hold button is on, and none of them have worked:(

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Yet i don´t know much about your mp3 ..
is there any reset "button" if so try that

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