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Screen turns weird colors when trying to play a video

When I try to play a video on my Sansa e280, the screen gets distorted and changes colors (goes to red, then blue, then blank). Whenever it gets done it completely freezes. The only way I get get unfroze is to take the rear cover off and take the battery out. It plays music and radio fine. I've converted the videos with the sansa media converter and everything. I didn't used to to this. WHAT'S THE FREAKIN' DEAL??!!

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Re: Screen turns weird colors when trying to play a video

You can press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, instead of removing the battery.

As for the other issue, there is not any RAM on the MP3 player to buffer the video, so its best to keep the video in clips around 10 minutes.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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