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MP3 Player not working -- shuts off automatically

When I turn on my Sansa Mp3 player, it shows "sandisk, then "building databases" then it shuts automatically off. When I try to turn it on myself, it doesn't work. When it finally boots up on its own (without shutting off) it either plays a song or leave it on pause, like 5 minutes later, it shuts off.

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First, try a soft reset. Do this by pressing the center button and the up volume button simultaneously and try turning it on. If that does not work for you, you will need to get a micro sd card (it can be a dummy) and insert it into the slot on the side of the mp3 player. If you do not have one, you can use one of the round edges of a paper clip (be careful) to get it to come on. When you put either in, it should come on automatically, but if not, just press the power button. This should work.

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Paperclip idea was a bad one. Now my SD slot is fucked! Thanks a lot ******! You should change your expert rank to "I don't know ****"

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  • psycho_freke Jun 05, 2010

    Since It's not allowing me to edit my post, please note my apology on the exter rating thing. I can't seem to change mine either. On the other hand, the paperclip was still a ******** idea...IDK why I followed it in the first place.

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