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Dead Player My son tried to plug his E260 MP3 player into his dad's IPod speaker dock and now it's dead. No power with or without USB. It was working fine with a full charged battery. I tried a new battery and that didn't fix it. Any suggestions? Thanks, Nancy

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Re: Dead Player

Hmmm...the MP3 parts shouldn't have lined up with the iPod dock. Check that area for damage in case your son accidentally forced it. Otherwise, hold the power button for 15 seconds. That can occasionally jump-start my player, and it turns the player off even if it is frozen.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

Re: Dead Player

Sansa says that IPOD interface delivers power to a data pin in the Sansa unit. Fried. Sansa does not service these units. If it's under warranty, they'll give you another. If not, tough.

My son did the same thing, unfortunately.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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