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Sansa c250 not starting

Dear sir.. after switching it on its not starting.. only showin initial sansa screen .. not connecting to com

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Maybe this will help... I just had the same problem, with the screen and refresh database frozen and stuff. Format your c250 using this method: http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=238&p_created=1223881202&p_sid=oW-IGXgj&p_brand=sansa&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NTQsNTQmcF9wcm9kcz00LDE5JnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9Mi4xOSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNhbnNhIGMyMDA*&p_li=&p_topview=1
After you do this, you should see the language setup when you first used your Sansa. Then, it should work again. I think. Again, I just did this, so I do not know what consequences lie ahead. But it works, so try it.

---joseph

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

  • joeboy010 Oct 22, 2008

    I think you should know, hold the power button until it shuts off, that's how you force it to turn off at any point.

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
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/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
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.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Follow the link below to obtain the driver for your device..Select your device model and operating system.....
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