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Sansa e260 problems : Music files freezes the sansa and restarts it.

I've had my sansa for a bit less than two months and it seems like I've had some problems with it. All of the sudden, while listening to it and scrolling down for songs, the music didn't play any sound and after a while it froze up. I tried to shut it down and restart it but it just stayed frozen, but later it was slowly changing into a blank white screen. I couldn't do anything with it, so I just let it run out of batteries.

When I got home, I plugged it into my computer and checked the files. It seems that the videos are fine, as well as my pictures, but when I checked on the folder for music, the sansa's screen froze for a bit then restarted. I tried it again, plugged it in and rechecked the folders, still the same thing. Then I unplugged my sansa and checked the files in there. Both video and photos were fine, as well as the sound for the videos. But when I reached the music section and selected a song, it frozed, and restarted. What sould I do?

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Re: Sansa e260 problems : Music files freezes the sansa...

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, 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.
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:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 23, 2008

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