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My SanDisk sansa e250 wont sync

It has been working well for a couple of months. The computer sees it and the player says its connected but when i try to sync anything it like turns on and says sync stopped without me pressing anything. ive tryed it on rhapsody and windows media please give me some help im going to be stuck in the car for 2 hrs witha 5 and 9 year old who wont stop fighting i need some peace and music for my ride .
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Try reseting it to factory settings. in other words put it into recovery mode. to do this simply plug it into your computer, then push the hold button down so the orange is showing. then push and hold the record button on the side of it and push and hold the power button. if you do this correctly it should work. heres a link to the sansa forums just in case http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board?board.id=e200

best of luck friend! : ) dont give up!

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Hello,

Scroll on next page to get to Support information for Sansa e200 series:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487


See the link Sansa player not recognized by the computer:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42
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1. Use the original cable and try more USB ports.
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3. Check the device manager in the computer management for the player running with a functional driver without "yellow" marks, question mark or note of exclamation.

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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.
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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
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hi try this
1 with mp3 player off switch lock/hold button to on
2 press and hold rec button on left hand side keep held down
3 switch on whilst still holding down rec
4 it should now say recovery mode
dont do nothing now dont connect to computer before you do this goto sandisk website and download the latest firmware once downloaded open the file then it will take you through the process of updating the firmware ok
let me know how you get on ok and if you need further assistance ok

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