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HELP my Sansa e250 is going crazy..each time i turn it on it asks me about selecting the language and the system looks like doesnt save any sittings i change....even i tried to format it many times....but nothing changed...plz any one knows whats wrong with it ....and how can i fix it ...thnx

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What operativ system are you using? xp/vista/linux/mac ..... if you are using ubuntu or xp well try to connect your mp3 to computer and make the recycle bin emty on the device the saftely take out the mp3 be sure that it have been un mounted you must do that every time.. i am not sure this helps but i hopes...

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How do I reset my Sansa e250?


For resetting Sansa e250 to factory settings:
Start from Main Menu.
Next select:
Settings (image of an equalizer)
Reset All

Having problems reading the language first choose yours, select:
Settings (image of an equalizer)
Language is the 5th option after Settings
Change the language to the language you prefer

Jun 20, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I need help

The device is supposed to refresh each time in case you put in a new memory card or added additional files. That's not the problem - this is: There are two connection settings in USB: MTP and MSC. For some reason MTP is the default, but it doesn't connect properly on all computers. Select MSC and plug the player in again, the computer will recognize sansa e250 but not show the driver just yet. It is installing recognition software (just basic drivers - nothing heavy) and it doesnt tell you what its doing until its complete. WAIT FOR IT. Once it is complete you will see both the sansa e250 and the removable memory slot in your "my computer" now you're good to go.

May 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Language: English, software to view videos

To change to English, scroll to Settings on the Sansa and cpress the center button to choose it (it looks like an equalizer panel--I understand you are in Greek settings, so I will try to give you what the symbols look like).
Next, scroll to Language (in Greek the word "language" should look like this
γλώσσα) and select it, then choose English, and select it.
The software can be obtained from this page below. The downloads are on the right side of the page for your player.

Mar 26, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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vist, computer will not show the sansa e250 in my computer as a drive so I can delete song, ect.

Dec 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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crazy idiot;))))!go to control pannel-folder options-view,and select show hidden files.

Feb 15, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Bad Song caused screen to go blank!

move the button HOLD switch ON,to see orange.Hold down REC button and with the REc button holding down,connect the player to the computer.this is Recovery Mode.If your computer recougnize your plaer like 16mbFormat,everything is ok,in this case do as i say in the following text.(if it doesn't been recougnized by the computer...i can't help you)Go to START-PROGRAMS-ACCESORIES-NOTEPAD.IN the new text notepad,do not write anything,go to file-save as.In the box "Save as type" select "all files" and in the box "file name" write :sansa.fmt
Save the notepad file on desktop and copy it in your "16mbFormat"sansa player in recovery mode.16mbFormat is the name of your player in recovery mode wich you will find in My computer.Do not copy anything at music or other files.after that disconect your player and enjoy.this is FORMAT in Recovery MOde.

Feb 14, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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"refresh database failed"

You have an error in the firmware. This is damage than is irreparable by any user of a mp3 player. Call the company, tell then that your firmware was corrupted and ask how you can "hard boot" back into a "Fresh copy" of your firmware. Problem solved! hope this helps!

Jul 14, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I need help with my sansa e250 mp3 player

Hi. Seems like your player may be encountering some corruption. Try this and see if it would help: Switch your Sansa E250 to its Recovery Mode: 1. Make sure the player is powered off 2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface 3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button. 4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above) 6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6. Next, Apply the firmware for the E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": Step 2: Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. Let me know if this helped :)

Apr 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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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.
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:
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

Mar 13, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Save settings + refresh + update problem

im not sure about all the other problems you have but i do know my start up screen is REALLY long to so i think it's just the Sansa...i dont think thats anything to worry about and i did see something about having to go through select a language so i would search some of the problems ppl had on this site

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