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Scandisk Screen When I turn on my Sansa e250, all i get is the ScanDisk screen and it wont go to my menus. The problem is the result of unplugging it while I was playing music from it on my computer. How do I fix this problem?

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  • cokey2080 Feb 09, 2009

    my sansa scandisk keeps restarting its self when i turn it on then it shows thescandisk screen for approximintly 3 seconds then it shows the sansa rapsody while the screen fades and it restars over and over the same thing what do i do to fix it.

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Hold down the power button for 20 seconds

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