I got it as a refurb and it worked great out of the box; loaded music, pictures, and video on it. Fairly well charged I turned it off for the night, the next day it would not turn on. What do you think?
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Re: Sansa e250 will not power up
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.
Reset the Sansa Player first.On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer.Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced. 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: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp If these fail, then: 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 Wizard. If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version). You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
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Have you tried to "restart" the GPS by pressing the reset key at the back of the GPS ?
Usually, the media files (pictures, videos, music, text) are loaded (copied from your source/PC) to the T-Flash (SDHC) card ... and inserted into the GPS. The GPS device will recognize these files (in their appropriate formats, e.g. music WAV or WMA9 files, movie AVI, WMV, ASF files, eBook TXT files, pictures JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG files) and display the selections in their (respective) interface screens.
When the battery is fully charged, please put it in again. That means, if it is still in, remove it once again.
Switch it on, and even if you don't see a thing try to make a picture.
Then press the display button several times, to see if anything comes on the screen again.
If the camera does not respond after that, you should go back to the dealer, of contact Nikon.
This help me. I had the same problem and read this post on the QVC review. I will paste it below. Pandigital and B&N need to post this solution onto their site.
Great product, Great value Posted by Nolcrest 12-27-10Date:12-27-10
4out of5"This product is exactly what I was looking for and the price was unbelievable: internet access, e-reader, color, night reading, font size ,cover, ear phones, music, pictures etc. I ordered it in purple, but honestly once it's in the cover you can't see the color. No big deal for me.Fairly easy to set up. It would have been even easier if I had read the included instructions first. Took me a little bit to get used to touch screen. That's all new for me but easy enough to get the hang of it. I didn't even need to charge it first. I was using it within minutes of taking it out of the box.Just downloaded a book from B&N. I too got a message that "book was protected" to contact B&N. While I was waiting on phone for them I looked up other customer reviews on QVC and the second one I read mentioned to logout of B&N account and log back in and re-load. I did that & within 3 mins I had my downloaded book. I am thrilled now.I have also used the user guide from QVC as well as on the e-reader but I love reading other customer reviews before I make a purchase. Thanks a million to the customer who mentioned what to do with the "protected book" message. It saved me alot of phone time w/B&N.Yes, I highly recommend this product.
I would be more concerned as to the source you chose for the music and pictures you loaded onto your micro sd card, as depending upon the KIND of music and pictures and the tendency of such sources as you chose to provide your system with viruses..........
Remove the SD card, immediately and get your phone scanned for viruses along with your PC given the fact that all are apparently infected.
I also have an SDR-H40 HDD Video Camera and I have read in the instruction book that the footage is meant to be like this in low light situations. The reason for this is because the CCD charge time is slowed down to enhance light. By the way I also get poor quality footage in low light mode.
SanDisk and Sansa.com have the manuals and software available, of course. They're minimalistic, though; likewise, the media converter is not maintained and its flaws show. The short way is; attach the USB cable and plug it in, then move a bunch of mp3s into the MUSIC directory; they can be in subfolders for convenience of organization and they'll be found (except for some long filenames and other things the firmware handles poorly.) Be sure to wait once you order the copy, for it to complete; or not all of your files will make it.
If you want to do more with the player, and play formats like .OGG and .FLAC, or move YouTube videos there, read a bit at RockBox.org eBay people will of course gladly sell car chargers, etc.
Squeezing the Axim gently in normal holding position
Placing the Axim in the sync cradle (I have no clue why this works)
Doing a soft reset
Shutting it off and leaving it alone. Then Re-Starting it.
The Axim, despite its size and weight, is not as rigid as it should be. If the case flexes far (or often?) enough, you'll get the "not responding to taps" issue.
If you have the problem now,call Support, and get an exchange. Don't worry about getting a refurb. I use lots of refurb equipment, and they are no more or less likely to fail than new equipment. Note that if you continue to flex the refurb's case like your original (I carried mine around in my pants pocket), it will eventually develop the same problem.