Ok, I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, I haven't read all the posts. But just the other day, after turning on my Sansa e250, the thing just kept on restarting-it would get to the screen where it says, "SanDisk, " and then restart. And it keeps doing that until the battery runs out. Plugging it into the computer doesn't help at all. I've tried monkeying around with the, "Hold, " switch on top of the player to no avail as well. Any ideas? I've only had this thing since Christmas and have never had a problem with it, in fact I had just been listening to it a few hours beforehand. Help!
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if battery is not holding or getting a charge check this out. jump start car, read voltage at battery posts. if it is charging it will read from 14.2-14.7, if its charging ok and still not enough power to turn it over. then you have a bad battery. check belt to alternator first for tightness. good-day! if battery is charging at battery car off , there should be at least 12.6 volts all accessories off. make sure battery post clamps are clean and tight. what i do is put a bit of grease on the battery clamps to hinder the corrosion build up from acid ,on the posts.
There's no special requirement that you need to keep the door open. But, If you keep it closed after your done washing, some water is usually left behind and if you don't wash for a few days it could make the first few loads have a certain musty odor. I always leave the door open for a few days to dry out the insides then close the door and I haven't noticed the musty smell. Good luck.
you should try formating it. when you plug it into your computer...
go to my computer
right click on your mp3 player name under " devices with removable storage"
make sure nothing is checked.
and then press start. wait till its done, and it should work.
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It seems that your E250 is experiencing some system errors due after the format due to some bad tracks on the player.
Try this solution, but this solution is only meant for the "Standard" E200 players (there are 2 types of E200 players -- the Standard E200 and the "Rhapsody" players, indicated with an "r" after the E200 such as "E250r". I'm hoping you have the standard E250.
Switch your Sansa E250 to its Recovery Mode:
1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.
Next, Apply the firmware for the E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred which caused the "Load Main Image Failed" notification in the first place.
When the process is complete, unplug your E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch
Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully.
Hoping it works out for your player.
i'm having a similar problem. every time i sync new music my computer tells me its on, but the tracks aren't on the player. it also refreshes every time i turn it on, which takes forever amd is getting really annoying. could this have something to do with my new microSD card?