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Sansa e250 My unit will not turn on. After I press the On button the only thing that happens is the blue dial lights up. I have ben using this unit since December of 06 and this has never happened. Help me.

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  • stormldy Dec 17, 2007

    when I turn on my unit the only thing that works is the blue dial....Please help!!

  • jesseemm Dec 20, 2007

    Sansa MP3 player worked well for a few weeks, then started turning itself off after 8 seconds....then, just won't turn on except the ScanDisk screen then goes right off again.....nothing helps

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I don't know, but all i can say is to make sure that battery is inplace (and there). if that's not the prob, ur prolly going to have to send that in.

good luck

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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Just the blue ring, screen does not turn on


Hello,

Blue ring faillure could be solved, trying to reset the e250.
How to reset:
1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power/Menu button.
3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.


Only if the reset action above did not help,
reload and update to the latest firmware.

Installing firmware will erase all data from the player !

  • Step 1: Switch to MSC mode.

How to switch to MSC mode:
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the hold switch to the direction of the headphone jack so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Press and hold the ( |<< ) button while connecting the device to the PC.



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  • Step 2: Update to the latest firmware.

See next site for how to update the firmware:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/306
Follow the information in the link.

The easiest way would be using the automatic Sansa Firmware Updater. Directly to the download Sansa Firmware Updater .

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

Dec 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I turn it on and the wheel turns blue but the screen is black


Go here:

http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_e200/faqs

Also:

Question: How do I reset my Sansa?
Answer: Press and hold the Power/Menu button down for approximately 15
seconds.

Nov 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e250


Take the screws out of the back, take the battery out then put it back in again. This worked for me.

May 02, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player display gone blank


I believe this is answered already. Turn the hold button on. Red light will be on. Hold the rewind button while you insert it into the computer. Please search online this has been answered. I am recalling from what I read a few minutes ago.

Feb 04, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I was using my sansa e250 when it froze


perform soft reset on the device press and hold the menu/power button for about 30 secs until the player turns off.

Dec 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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It just died and the instructions worked until a certain point


Our player had died after we re-formatted it and forgot to update. oops. =) but this worked. Thanks much for the post.

the follwing link supports these sansa devices.
Devices supported:
e200
e200R
c200
m200
express
Clip
View

( I did exactly what was posted, new link if you don't already have this on your pc. http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 )

  1. Turn the switch on the top of the player to 'Hold'
  2. Press the Record button and Menu buttons at the same time until it the player boots (this took a few seconds)

  3. sansa e200 should tell you to move the switch to unlock,
  4. connect it to your pc and it will update the firmware.

Oct 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Won't turn off/on


press and hold the power or menu button for around 30-45 seconds then wait for a few seconds before turning on the player.

Oct 05, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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It won't turn on


try rebooting it or restoring it

Jun 14, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I need help with my sansa e250 mp3 player


Hi. Seems like your player may be encountering some corruption. Try this and see if it would help: Switch your Sansa E250 to its Recovery Mode: 1. Make sure the player is powered off 2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface 3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button. 4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above) 6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6. Next, Apply the firmware for the E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl... Step 2: Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. Let me know if this helped :)

Apr 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa E250- Only the blue light comes on? HELP????????????


Try this: Switch your Sansa e250 to its Recovery Mode: 1. Make sure the player is powered off 2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface 3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button. 4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the e250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" (if the LCD remains black, keep pressing long enough -- about 10 seconds -- then proceed to the next step) 5. Connect your e250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above) 6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa e250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6. Next, Apply the firmware for the e250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa e250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl... or use this Sansa Firmware Updater link: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 Step 2: Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player (or find the most updated firmware) and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your e250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your e250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. I hope this helps.

Apr 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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