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The charge doesn't work!!!!!

Hy!my sansa e250 is getting me crazy!the battery doesn't want to charge!the plawer works ok,i can copy/delete files or music,i can listen music but,if i try to connect the player if it is shut down,nothing happens.if i press the start button,it is preety fast recougnized by the computer,everything is fine but the charging battery metter is stopped like the player is not charging,like it is when is not connected to the computer.I charge my battery at another sansae250,my girlfriend's.i tried to connect the player to another computer but the problem is the same-DOESN'T CHARGE!! I have donne already the firmware upgrade,the format in recovery mode,chkdsc,defragment etc etc etc.Nothing!!!

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  • iklearek Feb 15, 2008

    Maybe it's because I made the mistake of not fully charging the battery when I first used my e250, now it won't hold a charge. After several hours of use (transferring photo/video files & watching) the meter went red and shut off the player. I've tried to recharge - several times for several hours with the display showing the charge happening, When I disconnect & try to use, it shuts down saying "battery too low system shutdown". Do I need a new battery? (I've also been good with keeping up with firmware updates) Thanks, Iklearek

  • Ionescu Cosmin Feb 19, 2008

    let me tell you the best of best solution.i went at domo,i ask the seller to show me a sansa ,i must tell that i know that man but not so well,i had friendly discutions,ask him alot about his job and about sansa,i tell i want to buy a one moment i tell him with that sansa in my hand and the earfones on:scuze me did you have a bathroom,i must take a pill.he showme the toilet,i said:don't worry about sansa i like it verry much i think i will buy it.!" in the toilet,with a litle screwdriver,i unpack the sansa box,get out the good sansa hardware and replace it with my bad hardware.i have replace the battery too:))).why not?:)i must tell that my battery should be empty so i can tell to the seller that the sansa battery is gone,and he should recharge it(even he yill try..nothing will happened because the sansa is broken,and he will think that the sansa is broken by the manufacory),and this for him to not nottice that the songs in the sansa -music samples are gone(i serch on the net but i can't find them,to put them on the bad sansa for no diferrence,anyway the seller even he notice that the samples music are gone,he never thing that you replaced the hardware).notice this :i formatt my player in recovery mode before that so any data to get lost.You are crazy enought?You are mad because sansa sucks?Believe me my friend,if you are not take care of you nobody will.My sansa is now verry young and happy:)).It is more advantage if your sansa outside is not broken,like schraches and any damage.In one moment you can replace it,no need to bathroom.but remember,you must be a wizzard,and the battery must be empty when you get out of home.When you do this get dress carefully,smell good,smile alot,you must be a serious man,not a thief. Good luck!!

    It was a joke!!:))))))



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You will have to recover the flash i sounds like it´s preatty dangerus may brick the player so it never work again ... and you will need ubuntu ... search on google you will find howto flash a e200 preatty fast you should find it anyway..

im sorry i can´t give you a guide rigth now because i don´t got the time but it really sounds like it is the flash..

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    johan jollens Feb 19, 2008

    that´s a good idea actually something that i could do :P no one would think ive done it so.. well may worth a try ;p


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