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Won't turn on.

My Sansa E280 is about a month old. I just finished putting about 1300 songs on it yesterday, took a drive & it worked perfectly in my car. Then I went to turn it on later and it just refuses to turn on. I tried hooking it up to my computer & still nothing!

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    Same thing. I loaded it with music, and played it in my car a few times, and then it died. It will not turn on. I tried it at home and in the car.

  • Cramer Dec 29, 2007

    Mine just died too. It was playing okay then just stopped in the middle of a song. The blue dial light is on (won't turn off) but no image on the screen, on/off button does not respond. The battery was charged up.

    I've had problems with it before - it continues to say "writing" after I disconnect it from the computer, but that resolves itself after a few minutes. This blue ring of death is a first.

  • ghstfenixx Jan 03, 2008

    about three months old. freezing out but i had it in my coat pocket.turned off in middle of song and hour

  • Sohki Feb 07, 2008

    i got my sansa towards the end of January and it was working perfectly. yesterday I tried to turn it on and it wouldn't even turn on. I hooke it up to my computer and and the computer detected it but when i tried to eject it, the sansa screen still said connected even after i pushed stop on the computer. I hooked it up to a toshiba computer and it didn't work. i hooked up to an iMAC computer and it still didn't work. When I just finally ejected it, the screen went black and it still wouldn't turn on! WHAT DO I DO!?!?!?

  • pebbles0531 Sep 28, 2008

    was listening to music then all of a sudden in the middle of the song the player went dead. tried turning it on and nothing. then tried charging it but still nothing. am going to try removing the battery, but i've got to look for the propper tool to unscrew it. well....we'll see wat happens.



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Fixed my "dead" Sansa by opening the back, removing the battery then putting it back in. This appears to have rebooted the system and now it's working fine. No files were lost.

(I did try holding down the on/off button prior to this but got no response at all.)

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Hold the power button for 15 sec. i once had the same problem and writing means it is either unloading itself from the computer or still downloading.

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Okay..turned itself back on,guess it was cold as hell.however, it erased some songs! got like 1300 so no idea which ones cause now it reads 12 something..weird monster. still better than ipod! :)

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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