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SanDisk 2GB Sansa e250 doesn't turn on

My sandisk 2gb sansa e250 doesn't turn on and the interface it lit. The computer doesn't recognize it anymore and thinks it is a Tango mp3 player.

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Can I help me?
I have sansa e250.I format sansa.Now,my computer doesn't recognize with USB and Sansa no turn on.
Who you know.? can you help me?

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Re: SanDisk 2GB Sansa e250 doesn't turn on

Ok. I'm Mexican and my English is not so well but I have an solution that I'll like to share.

You have to download this file
and unzip in the Desk of windows . It's name is "pp5022.mi4"

Open the Notepad program and create a file whit name "sansa.fmt". IMPORTANT Dont save it like "sansa.txt" or "sansa.fmt.txt"
(We don't have to put anything in the notepad file, live it blank) and saved in the windows Desk same as "pp5022.mi4" file.
If you don't know where is notepad program go to "star" then "programs" then "accessories" and you'll find it there.

First step be sure that your sansa is off
then put the lock switch in the position orange (Sansa Locked)
Then press the Microphone bottom and keep holding, at the same press the menu bottom and keep holding too at the same time.
Wait until you are in the Recovery Mode.
Then conect your sansa to the computer.
And it's gonna appear a new window whit a "version.txt" file.
Take the 2 files that you created in the Desk and drag and drop to the sansa. Then unplug your sansa to the pc.
Now turn on the sansa but Unlocked before.
And I hope that your problem have been gone.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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When your operating system on the computer is Windows:
Run the Sansa Firmware Updater to get the Sansa Media Converter:

When your operating system on your computer is Mac, or when you want to update manually:
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