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Display problems sansa e260

I got my sansa e260 a year ago, and im absolutely in love with it xD
however i dropped it a few days ago (nothing much, just 2 feet or so onto carpet) and now there's something wrong with the display. The startup screen and main menu are extremely grainy, and don't even ASK about photo and video.
i notice its mostly black backgrounds that are affected...theyve got tiny dark blue markings all over (like snow on a TV screen)
has this happened to anyone before? HELP!

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Not me. But i would call a repairman

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Difference between the origional sansa and the sansa fuze?

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Switch your Sansa E260 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 E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
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6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 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 E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (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.

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When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

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sorry for so much writing it pays off read this to

) Unzip the downloaded zip file and extract the file pp5022.mi4

2) On your Rhapsody device, go to "Settings" -> "Mode" then select "Rhapsody"

3) With the data cable, plug the USB connector to the USB port on the PC, verify “Connected” is shown on the e200R display

4)On the PC, Check for device “Sansa e200 (E:)” under My Computer.
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5) Drag and Drop pp5022.mi4 from your PC to the root folder of E: drive.
NOTE: Do NOT drop it to “Sansa e200R Rhapsody” device which is the MicroSD card slot

6) Unplug your Rhapsody device.

7) Your Rhapsody device will restart and perform a firmware upgrade and restart again.

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