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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?

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    sorry my bad english.I live in finland.i have same problem...my player stop in sansa text...and computer not regonize it...I dont know what to do?how the computer can regonized it, that i can put new firmware in?

  • juharez May 28, 2008

    i tried holding the power button for more then 15 sec nothing works i tried plugging in my pc there is no removable disk sign or anything what to do??

  • onetwothre May 29, 2008

    my sandisk sansa m250 will not let me listen to my music it will say synchronize to continue my music subscribtion ,inside the box it came with a month-free subscribtion with rhapsody ,so that's what i use . i have sighned in and out agai and again i don't know what to do.MAKE IT STOP !!!!!!!!!!!HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!

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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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I tried above mentioned link but my mp3 player itself not detecting by the computer, so how can i update the firmware... still its displaying the same logo

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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
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  4. Right click the "MUSIC Specific storage" file, and press "Format."
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  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer4.gif, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
  3. Open the Sansa file as if it were a drive, then go to the "MUSIC4.gif Specific storage" file.
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  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
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This should hard reset the Sansa m250. This solution has worked for me.

I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.

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Try doing a hard reset on a Sansa m250:

  1. Turn off the Sansa. Just pull the battery out for a second and then reinstall the battery without pushing any further buttons.
  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
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I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.

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