Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Completely Wacky 'Sansa e260'

I've had my e260 for 3 or 4 years, its worked fine up until about a year ago, now it seems almost useless.
It turns on just fine, and still plays my music, but when I turn the wheel to the right to go down my song list or turn up the volume, it goes up the song list and turns down the volume.
It randomly turns the volume on itself up all the way, it commonly freezes, sometimes for 2 or 3 days at a time.
I cant add or delete songs at all when its connected to my computer, because it just restarts itself. It'll also stop playing right in the middle of a song but start back up a minute or so after it works itself out.

I'd like to know if/how I can fix my mp3 without completely resetting it[deleting all my music] but im thinking its time for a new one.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. :]
--Shay

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Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. That will be the only way

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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When I attach my player to my laptop and try to get updates the site says to delete some music. I don't know how to do that. Also everytime I turn the unit on it prints accross the screen that it's updating data. I have a 4.0 GB unit with 2.0 additional in the macrThanks

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