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E250r quit working after 6 days

I bought this from Rhapsody, and it worked fine for 6 days. When power is turned on, the thumb light lights up, but the display window remains black.
On the day it quit working, the blue light stayed on for over 10 hours, and I didn't know how to get it off, the device was very warm. Now it is cold and doesn't get even the slightest bit warm (non-working battery???)
So is there anything I can do to get it to work, or should I return it to the company while it is still under warranty?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Donna Manier

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Re: e250r quit working after 6 days

Turn it off by holding the power (menu) button on till it turns off (may take 15 seconds or more) I fixed the screen problem by taking off the back cover and found a black rectanglur piece located above the battery was not pushed in all the way, Pushed it in the whole way and now it works perfectly. Hope it works for u

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hey yeah i had the same problem with my sansa e250r. when mine does that i
1. turn it off
2. put the hold button on
3. hold down the rec. button
4. turn it back on
that will get you into recovery mode connect your data cable once you have hooked it up to your computer open my computer and you should see a 16mb drive there instead of your normal mp3.
once you see that open it up.
now go to scroll down and click on download firmware link
once you have downloaded that file unzip it and copy the file that is inside to the 16mb drive that you opened up in my computer.

once you have done all the above,,
1. take the hold button off
2. disconnect the data cable
3. wait for it to reboot.
if the above dosent work you might wanna take it to the dealer.
hopefully this works for you as well as it did me. good luck

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hey smart ones(sarcasm) why dont u just buy the Sansa e250v2

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It seems like your E250R is experiencing a temporary system error due to a corrupted song, and needs to be reset. Try to "Soft Reset" your player, press and hold the "Menu" button until the LCD light and scroll wheel light turn off. Since the player was probably left on for more than 7 hours (as you indicated), you would need to re-charge the player before proceeding further. Charge it for at least 2-3 hours. Next, try to format the player to rid of any corruption then re-transfer the songs. If you have subscription songs, then I would suggest to delete the song you last played which caused the error. I hope this helps. There is another solution for the player, but for now this might actually resolve the issue. Let me know the results. :)

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