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Sansa M250 menu button not working

My Sansa M250 was working great for a year, then yesterday the menu button stopped working. Songs play, but I have no menu controls. On/off works,volume works, play/pause works, and back and forward work. Pushing the menu button only lights up the screen. I've tried: taking out battery and installing new one, reformatting, holding down various buttons for 20 seconds.
No luck. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: Sansa m250 is frozen on initializing screen

my e200 does that im sooo pissed it just stays on the screen turns blue than goes back to home screen. i let the batteries run out and the same thing still happens!!

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Sansa M250 Rhapsody Problem

Unfortunately you are not going to be able to go online to sync your device...All music subscription such as napster and rhapsody require you to sync your device every single month using their actual software..The reason is to prevent customer from cancelling their music subscription..once you cancel your membership all the songs you have on your device will become useless.In another word, you are renting the music from the subscription company...

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Computerrep

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Sansa m250 won't finish "finalizing update"

I had the same problem with my m250, the PC wasn't recognizing the device nor the connection. So I tried the settings of the mp3. I started by going to the menu, then settings, then USB and then selected MSC instead of Auto Detect. After that, my PC did recognized the device. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: cant find driver online for Sansa m250

Win XP does not need an addl driver - it should just plug and play; check Sansa's driver page as a precaution:
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: how do I reformat my SanDisk Sansa m250

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11233
Check out this thread, should have everything you need to know.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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