Everything seems to work correctly as far as music and sound but my display seems to be off. I still see the icons on the screen but they are faded and breaking up. It still has the blue background but it also fading.
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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
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What is your laptop brand and model? No display on either? Does the computer seem like it is up and running, but just no display? Did you reboot when you put the external monitor on the laptop? Maybe you need to hit the FN function key and the corresponding F1 thru F12 key that toggles the display. The correct key will have CRT/LCD on it or it might show the icon of a display. Press and Hold the FN key then hit the correct F1 thru F12 key to show the display.
If all fails, it sounds like your video card in the laptop is bad.
I have an iLive bar speaker ipod dock and it has worked great until
today. The sound isn't working. You can hear that it is on, but it isn't
playing music. The display works and everything. Is this fixable?
I've put up with the same problem on my WD860 for nearly a year. The unit works fine - just the display flickers rapidly, goes very dim or goes off completely (one has to then guess and listen to the beeps to work out what its doing!).
Typically, the fault occurred shortly after the warranty expired. The 5 years parts warranty is a bit of a swizz - as you can only get the parts free if you pay for Hotpoint to fit it.
I did find a place that was offering a new display panel for just over £90.
After much Umming and Arring about ditching the entire machine or gambling on replacing parts (not knowing if it would fix the problem) I Googled the part number "Hotpoint hm0108" and found a place here in the UK (Nottingham) the sells recon parts.
(I won't give the name in case It's classed as advertising). You buy the replacement unit and send your faulty one back to them, which validate their warranty (I guess they recon your part to also sell on).
The display/control unit was just over £40.
Removing the display/panel is dead easy..
- Disconnect the power from the unit (Obviously)
- Remove the 2 screws at the back (from the little brackets). This allows the Lid to be removed. There seems to be a bit of a "knack" to removing the lid - otherwise you break a few little plastic clips!... With both hands push down and back firmly from the front, until the lid slides back about an Inch. Make sure its pushed back as far as it will go before you lift it up - other wise you'll hear the clips break and rattle down inside the unit (Mine did break, but the lid still screws back on fine, so they can't perform any major function!).
- On the display panel pinch the the row of bottom clips all the way along, to release the unit.
- The panel then hinges from the top and slides down and out.
- Remove the data/power Connector block (Which is keyed so that it only fits one way).
Repeat the process in reverse to install the new part.
Everything works a treat. I can now actually see what the unit is displaying!
I've fixed the problem and done my part for the enviroment - by recycling parts that Hotpoint don't make correctly!!... and not had to pay the earth (I think hotpoint wanted nearly £120 for a 2 min job!)... Everyone's a winner!
I have no idea what the actual problem was - obviously a design/manufacture fault with the LCD display unit.
I hope this helps?
(I'll probably never buy anything Hoitpoint again!)
Try Control Panel - Appearance or Display- You can change how your 2nd display looks there.. Sounds like you have it set in Clone mode...(both displays show the same things)...See if you can reset the 2nd display resolution while keeping the laptop in its normal resolution. Not all machines can do this...but most recent ones should be able to.
your system might have damaged the systems video drivers and reverted to legacy. try to re-install the display drivers again. if you look in the system/device manager for the display it may just say vga , which can only give you 800x600 native mode. if you right click on the desktop /properties advanced /display adapter it should have the name of your video card.