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Sansa e260 freezes up

I would be playing my sansa e260 for like 10 minutes and the screen goes black, music stops, and i cant turn it on , off and it won't do anything when plugged into the computer. after like an hour it starts to turn on and stuff. also, when the screen is blank and it wont do anything, the screen and other parts feel warm like its running.

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Re: sansa e260 freezes up

It's not suppose to say Refresh Database when you connect it to the computer, it's only suppose to say that when you eject it OUT of your computer.

Did you load a massive amount of files during your last sync?

I don't think there's any need in resetting it if it is able to turn off and on. What I recommend doing is formatting it. Remember, formatting the player will cause you to loose ALL your media stored in the device. To format go to "My Computer" > "Sansa e260" right click and go down to format.

If it formats, then good. Turn it on and it should say "Refresh Database". Change the mode of your player to MTP(?) so that it will no longer refresh the database after transferring media(?).

Connect it back to your computer and reload your media onto it that was wiped out during the format. Now disconnect it and see if it works... It should.

If that doesn't work this should do the job for you:

Always remember to update the firmware on your products, it is a wise idea to do so. (: < Get updates with that.

Drain the battery if whatever you do don't work. Sometimes removing the battery for a few seconds on putting it back in works.

If you think you attacked this problem from every angle and still no luck. Contact sandisk: Give them some time, their swamped with emails at the moment.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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My sandisk sansa e260 mp3 player wont trun on it goes to the start up screen and thin keeps repeting that screen how can i fix this does any1 know?

Hi, the Sansa E260 is a portable MP3 player released by SanDisk in 2004. Several problems may cause the E260 to not function as intended from time to time. Common problems that occur are the device freezing, album art not appearing on the screen when a song is playing, pictures not filling the screen size and missing information on the separate tracks. You can troubleshoot the device and fix many of these common problems without the need of a service technician.

1. The Sansa E260 may freeze or function in other unexpected ways from time to time. This generally occurs when the unit's software has developed an error. Reset the device to clear the error and return the device to normal working operation. A unit reset is similar to rebooting your computer. You won't lose any data stored on your device.

To reset the E260, press and hold the "Power/Menu" button for about 15 seconds. The device will be forced to power down, during which the error will be cleared. You can restart the E260 as normal once the reset is complete.
Album Art Does Not Display
2. The E260 supports viewing album art on the display screen during the playing of a song. You may find that your album art is not showing up on the display when music is playing on the device. To fix this, make sure the associated album art file is in the same folder as the song being played. You will need to connect the E260 into your computer to move the album art files into the music folder.
Photos Aren't Full-Screen
3. Photos displayed on the E260 will not show up as full-screen shots if they are not cropped to the correct dimensions. The E260 software does not support stretching pictures to fit the full screen. To ensure your photographs will display on the full screen, crop the images to 128x64 in photo-editing software prior to transferring the image on the E260.
Unknown Artist or Album
4. The E260 displays information about each song using the ID3 tags associated with each track. ID3 tags hold information such as the artist name, album name, track number, year it was released and other information. If the E260 shows an artist or album as unknown, the information in the ID3 tag was not filled in. You can insert information into the ID3 tags from your computer.

To change the ID3 information, right-click on the music file and choose "Properties." Click on the "Summary" tab and choose "Advanced." The ID3 fields will display in the window. Insert any of the missing information and click "OK." When you upload the song onto your E260, the newly inserted information will show up in the display.

Hope it helped...

Feb 23, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Completely Wacky 'Sansa e260'

Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. That will be the only way

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Black screen, lit up blue wheel ,Cant see screen

try detaching the back by taking off the tiny screws (dont lose them!) taking out the battery + putting it back in.

May 31, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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The screen is turning white when I change song

You could possibly try recovery mode?

or formatting it and starting over, see if that helps

easy way to format

1.Shutdown player
2.Hold Rec button
3.Turn player on
4.Plug your player into the PC
5.Go to My computer
6.Find a Icon named 16Mb Format
7.Open that and make a new text file
8.Name it sansa.fmt
9.unplug player and it will say Formatting.....
10.when its finished it will reset , or shut off, when its done turn it on and see if that helps

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My e260 turns on then goes to sansa screen

tyr holding the power button for 20secs or try taking the battery out or try holding the power button and the play bttuon at the sametimefor 20secs.

Dec 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My Mp3 wont play certain songs

Sounds like you have two problems here. First my guess is your files bought from walmart are corrupted some how. just delete the ones that are giving you fits and call it a day. Second you mentioned it wont even sync music,,,, Are you saying none of your music or just the walmart ones ?

Nov 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Certain songs wong work

get a refund. It needs to be relicened on the net

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Sansa e260 wont "boot"

Sometimes the sansa players take an extremely long time to build a database of the music when you put new music on the player.

Try turning it on and just letting it sit for an hour. Come back and see if the player works.

If that doesn't work, plug it into the computer and use the software that came with it to format the player. Load a small amount of music on it, and see if the player can play that.

Good luck.

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Backlight wont work?

Check the backlight settings in the menu - yes, cracked screen would definitely cause such a problem

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