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Loss of channel on sandisk sansa e280 8gb (refurbished)

When playing music,one channel goes away then comes back slowly a minute or so later.

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  • flhs92 Feb 19, 2008

    I still have not recieved a solution,I was emailed back asking if I was talking about the radio on the player,I replied that it was not the radio but the music I downloaded to the unit,which played fine at first but then one channel would go out and then slowly return a minute later.

  • duhhhhhh Feb 28, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. Called Snasa they told me to switch headphones. Well it worked for that song at that time. Even when I pluged the other set of headphones back in the song would play fine. This thing seems to do this on every couple of songs in random mode. It can't be the headphones, cause it even does it in my car. Does anybody know if this can be fixed or does the thing have to be replaced ??????

  • Gisbourne Jun 03, 2008

    Yes, me too! In my instance it seems to be triggered only on certain songs and I put this down to a particular frequency that triggers the problem. If I pause and then start the unit you can briefly here both channels again and then it reverts back to one channel - very strange.

    As soon as it reaches the end of that track, both channels are usually restored for the following track!??

  • ccchaswick Jul 06, 2008

    I have the same channel loss problem. I had the unit for several months and it worked fine until just a few weeks ago. Now on certain mp3's it will lose one channel at the same point in the song as described above by another user. Still awaiting a solution...



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OK, I went back and played with the Sansa again and apparently fixed the channel loss problem. It's weird though. I had it set to the Custom equalizer setting (with values for the frequencies of 2, 1, -1, 1, 2). I switched to the Classical equalizer and it didn't lose the channel anymore. Then I switched back to my Custom equalizer again, with no changes to its frequency setting, and it still works! I don't know why, but it fixed it for me. It makes sense though, because I had changed the Custom equalizer settings about a month ago when the channel loss problem started and never put the two together until now.

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Ur talking about the radio ?

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