Hi I have Sansa m250 mp3 player. When I turn it on, all it does is initializes and then goes to Sansa screen and stays there and nothing else happens. I thought plugging to the computer might reset it but nothing seems to work. What else can I try to remedy the problem. Is there a reset pattern like pressing 2 buttons simultaneously?
Okay...when your portable device manager comes up, go to the top and click on "tools" go down to "format media". it will ask if you are sure. click "okay". it will delete everything and you'll have to put everything back on. but it works.
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Re: sansa mp3 player
You can hold the powe button for like 15 to 20 seconds if that doesnt solve it I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475 Please rate accordingly Thank you Computerrep
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You need to go to the Sandisk support site and down load the Updater program. Run the updater on your player. This in a way reinstalls the software on the player kind of like reinstalling the operating system. [
Plugging it into another computer changed the formatting of the player.. I would format the player from the menu itself, but if that fails: There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer
itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up
erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as
new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override
the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be
reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware
upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites. WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or
FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right
click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to
Windows-based computers. You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself: Connect your Mp3 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 "name of
Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select
"Format." - this should erase everything. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
For the Sansa m250 you do not need a cd. Just download the manual, stick a triple A battery in, plug it into your computer and upload your music. Then read the manual to see the various functions for each button. Enjoy
throw it against the wall because sandisk is aware of this problem and does nothing about it... they should replace them for free but they don't... race condition in that firmware screws the player up...