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Sansa help I got my sansa e250r last Christmas and now when i plug it into the computer the icon doen'st show up anymore. Please HELP! I have a sansa m250 I got this past summer and now it won't show up when I plug it into the computer. Also, when I turn it on it won't play anything and won't shut off. It onlly shuts off when I remove the battery. What it going on with my sansa?

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  • leomessi8 Nov 29, 2007

    yea i barel bought my m250 2 weeks ago and i plug in to the USB port and nothing happens..and am preety good with PCs so i went to my control panel and i clicked into portable devces and it said no device was so mad



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Either the device is bad, the pc port is bad, or the software is faulty. Try connecting to different usb port, then a usb port on a different pc with a compatible os. If still not recognized, then there is physical damage to player.

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.

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