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My mp3 wont turn on

I juct got my sandisk sansa e250. it worked for about an hour and a half. i turned it off. i went to turn it on again and it didnt work at all it doesnt do anything when i plug it into the computer either. i tried everything please help me!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    I've had the player for about 2 years and I just am having this problem for the first time now. Same fix worked for me. Unscrew back panel, take out the battery, and then put it back in. Started right up.


  • ps85 Apr 08, 2008

    Turned it off. Thought it hadn't shut off and pushed off button again. Now it's stuck. Not on or off.

  • Bonzae May 11, 2008

    I have a similar problem to this.My sansa e250 worked perfectly fine since december.But today i put new songs on it and refreshed the battery and then it was on and working fine.But then i turned it off and went to turn it back on and nothing happened.Nothing happens when i try to charge it either.

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    when i turn it on it says switch to recovery mode



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Great! Hooking my e270 up to my stereo I shocked it. There were some tunes that I only had stored on there, nowhere else. I thought I would have to lose them if I ever got it to turn on at all. But sure enough, I took the battery out and put it right back in and all works well - all the tunes are there.

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Posted on Nov 22, 2007


Oh thats easy if its on and it wont turn on , bascically to restart your mp3 you hold on to power and record and then put it on lock.

Posted on May 21, 2007


Thanks so much! Yes, the solution above helped me. Before, my sansa didn't turn on, and i unscrewed it and did exactly what the person above told me to. Thanks

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

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I had the same problem. I just bought one for myself and used it for an hour while turning it off and on successfully about 5 times, and then it just stayed on. It was on for 5 hours stuck in the same position , frozen in time, until I could get home. I unscrewed the back, took the battery out, put it back in and now it seems to work normal. Hope you tried to do that. I think it will fix it. Hopefully it's not an ongoign problem. I've only had mine for one day so far.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006

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