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Sansa Connect 4GB frozen screen during boot up

My sansa connect 4 gb player was accidentaly placed in DEMO mode then somehow I got locked out of all functions. Now it only goes thru the boot up screen showing about 5 icons and when it gets to the last one it just freezes and does nothing else. It already had music on it. But I dont care about the music..I guess I have to do a hard reboot..just please tell me how to unlock and reset the thing.

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  • c-urtis Jan 27, 2008

    put it on demo mode to see what it was then it froze and those 5 icon are really pissing me off and on top of all this my computer wont register it when i plug it in. can anyone help please

  • jock25124 Feb 22, 2008

    it freezes on the download screen

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    help i have the same problem need heelp

  • ratavious Mar 11, 2008

    the screen is frozen and it is stuck in demo mode

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    I have the exact problem

  • brian99090 Apr 19, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Dancerboy8 Sep 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, but when I tried to use the recovery program provided by my company, it says that It is unable to repair my device.

  • vitalki Dec 26, 2008

    It freezes up when it turns on to the point where it just shows a screen with 5 icons and says Sansa.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    there must be some way to manually extract the memory using a desktop PC

  • ramirezdiaz Jan 22, 2009

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  • ericcha91 Jan 25, 2009

    i have the same problem. i accidentally hit demo mode and mine froze up during the last icon on the welcome screen.if there is anyone that can help me get this fixed,let me know.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    My sansa 4gb mp3 freezes after the 5 icons and it freezes at the last icon i have music on it and i dont know how to fix it



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There is a recovery tool on the sansa website that you can download and it will fix your device but erase all of the memory and put back the original factory default settings.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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Ay um guy with the best soluotion it workesd but mines charging and when im going it turns off ont the third icon.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009



I had the same problem. all I did was hold down the power button for about 30 seconds. the screen should go black, then say SanDisk, then the Sansa screen with the icons should appear after that. Mine got through all five icons and went on to my menu.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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See the section about the hot fix first----- If you are using Windows XP: you need the following. Windows XP SP2 or higher Windows Media Player 10 or higher
Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.
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If you receive the error "USB Device Not Recognized" on the computer, the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem. Check under Device Manager 1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage. 2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.
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If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers. Refresh the drivers 1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall. 2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.
NOTE: If a device with yellow exclamation point (!) continually appears and disappears, then the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.
Connect using MSC mode Connecting in MSC mode will help determine if there is a problem with MTP mode or with the Auto Detect mode feature of the player. You can use Forced MSC mode or switch the player settings to MSC.
Instructions to connect in Forced MSC mode are listed here:
Instructions to switch player to MSC mode are listed here:
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Sansa Connect No-Wifi Recovery Tool
Make sure your Sansa Connect player is charged and the HOLD switch is in the unlocked position. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release it. This will force the Sansa connect player to reset and restart.

If your player still will not start after trying the reset, you may need to run the Sansa Connect Recovery application.

With a copy of the Sansa Connect Recovery application installed on a PC, you can connect your to the device via the USB cable to the PC, and restore the device software to an uncorrupted state.

However, all of your subscription settings and content will be removed from the device.

STEP 1 - Download and install the recovery tool.

STEP 2 - Put your Sansa Connect player in Recovery Mode
1. Press and hold the Power button for approximately 8 seconds to turn off the player.
2. While holding down the Right button, and Volume Up Button,
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3. Connect the player to a PC.
4. A SanDisk Device Recovery dialog box will appear on your PC. Choose Recover Sansa Device and click OK.
5. Follow the steps in the SanDisk Device Recovery application.
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2 things to check before starting the Recovery Mode and to use the Recovery Tool:
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- Second, hold the power button for 8-10 seconds to ensure the device is turned OFF.

After these steps, you can put the Sansa Connect into Recovery Mode and use the Recovery Tool.

direct to the download Sansa Recovery Tool [66 MB]

direct to the download How To pdf file [420 kB]

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Attention: Resetting the device will delete all the songs

You can try to reset the device by pressing the power button for about 15 to 20 seconds..if that doesnt work I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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