Question about SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 Player

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Its dead with no special reason

HI, i was using my SanDisk yestrday and suddenly it shut off. I replaced teh batteries just to make sure but it wont work. I also tried connecting the the USB but my PC wont show any connection to the SanDisk. I fond no reason for it to simply "die". (kept it in a safe place). Thanx Elly

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  • teebalyn Apr 04, 2008

    I too was just using my e140 yesterday, but today it won't work.
    It won't power on
    - I tried new batteries
    - I tried connecting through computer
    I don't know what else to do.
    It has been a great unit for 2 years... NOW WHAT?

  • teebalyn Apr 04, 2008

    debbie_j - Your solution worked!!!!
    Thank you SO MUCH.

  • kermitose Apr 18, 2008

    My Sansa e140 was playing fine until it suddenly stopped. Now when I turn it on, it brings me to the language menu. When I choose English, I get the following message:
    "Not enough memory. Connect to PC and delete 4M of songs for Sansa system file."

    My computer recognizes that a device has been connected, but when I click on the drive, it tells me the drive is inaccessible and that there is an "I/O device error."

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    same problem with the I/O Device Error message when trying to explore the mp3 player. tried the battery solution no results.. also it pops up as two removable devices, one of which u click on "explore" to see whats inside says insert disk, and the other says unaccessiable. plz help.


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Here is information I used from another user of this product who had this issue

Here is a fix I got from Sandisk support:

Let's try this: take the battery out of the player and wait for a full 5 minutes. While the battery is out, please hold the power-on button for 10 seconds. After that, connect it to your computerits dead with no special reason - 1.gif (without the battery). Does it work when it's connected to the computer?

Regardless of that result, disconnect it from the computer, then put a brand new alkaline battery back in, and see if it will turn on.


Now, another thing I found that worked once, was to remove the battery, hold the power button for 5 seconds, then replace battery. The unit powered up after that.

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