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Re: Sansa m250 Player -No Screen Display after changing...
Get the same brand batteries as the original
Either the device is bad, the pc port is bad, or the software is faulty. Try connecting to different usb port, then a usb port on a different pc with a compatible os. If still not recognized, then there is physical damage to player.
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware. Wizard.
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I was having the same problem with my Sansa e250. My wife has the e200, and we didn't have any problems with that. I saw that someone on here suggested to lock the mp3 player with the tiny metal switch on top, so I did, and the battery charging icon on the bottom of the screen came on and stayed on, and the mp3 player worked. thanks! Because of this I would suggest checking to see if it's locked or unlocked and then change it to charge it.
Seems like your M250 is experiencing some system errors that prevents it from either powering up or booting up completely.
To resolve the temporary power loss (not powering up even after changing batteries), try this:
1. Remove the battery
2. Press and hold the "Menu" button for 30 seconds. This is to completely discharge the player
3. Insert a brand new battery and try to power it on
If this procedure still does not revive the player, try this to format the player and upgrade its firmware:
1. Enable the "Hold" switch on the side of the M250. You would know the "Hold" switch is enabled when the "orange-colored" surface is showing
2. Plug the player in to the PC. (The minimum operating system requirement for the M250 is Windows XP and above). The M250 should be recognized as a "Removable Disk" when browsed in Windows Explorer
3. Right-click on that drive letter corresponding to the M250 and select "Format".
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to format the player
5. Unplug the M250 from your computer, then disable the "Hold" switch. Then try powering it on.
6. To upgrade the firmware of your M250, again enable the "Hold" switch and plug it in to your PC.
7. If you have internet access, then use this link to download the "Firmware Updater" from the Sandisk website:
Save this to your desktop and double-click on it to run the updater program. Follow the on-screen prompts.
I hope this helps. The M250 is a great player.