I unhooked my player from the computer and it got a white screen. I tried turning it off then it wouldn't come back on. I took the battery out and put it back in. Still wouldn't come on. I hooked it back up to the computer and it came on. When I unhook it, it turns off immediately and will not come on. Any suggestions?
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Re: sansa e260 won't turn on
Here are instructions on how to use recovery mode procedure to make the mp3
player turn on. Do the following steps:
1. Turn player off. Hold the power button down for 20 seconds to make sure
it shuts down then put the "Hold" switch ON. The Hold switch is located at
the top part of the mp3 player. 2. Now hold the "Record" button while you connect it to the computer. Keep
holding it until it finishes installing the new device.
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For the non-deletable files try:
For the Display:
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
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
you have to hold down the power button for 13 whole seconds. I have had the same thing happen to mine and I dont know if there is a permanent way of fixing it but that should turn it off so you can turn it on again.
After leaving it on all night and running the battery down I plugged it back in, it charged and everything is working fine. The morale of this story is, don't unplug it from the computer while it is in use.