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Old 01-25-2008, 04:17 PM
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well my friend washed his sansa e260, broke it, and gave it to me in hopes that i might fix it. I had a look at it, let it dry, and here's the deal

it boots in recovery mode perfectly
it takes a loooooong time to boot the normal firmware, and it gives me the language selection screen and i choose a language of choice, as soon as it goes over to the next screen, it lasts a fraction of a second and then dies out on me. Any ideas for help?
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:09 PM
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Have you tried one of the ultimate fixes to see if that helps?
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:33 PM
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tools you need:

-broken sansa e200 series mp3 player
-an inexpensive table
-a hammer, 3 pound rock, or any similar object.

first you take the sansa e200 and carefully place it in the center of the table. lift the hammer or rock, and smash the e200 mp3 player as hard as you can exactly 5 times... no more no less.

press down the power button and now you can be relieved when the mp3 player does not respond at all, and you are then safe to throw it away. no more worries on how to get it fixed.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:52 AM
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Krazykuul, why are you telling them to break it more? He wants it fixed. Please do not say things about breaking it more.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:44 PM
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some people just have no sense of humor.....
so sad.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:33 AM
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MajiKool Bling™, there is people, mainly kids, that might do that to see if that will fix it. So that is for my post, there.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:27 PM
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MajiKool Bling™, there is people, mainly kids, that might do that to see if that will fix it. So that is for my post, there.
But they would learn a good life lesson wouldn't they?
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:30 PM
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They would, but they could have got mad at people, too.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:27 PM
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if it boots but fails at some point, i'm guessing theres some corrosion of some kind inside, or some moisture in it still even. perhaphs try taking it apart[remember how you did though] and laying the parts out on paper towels overnight, or longer. stick it together again and retry it, if not try replacing hte battery, they really don't do great once they get wet in my expirence. if not, mail sandisk and claim 'it just won't work anymore' or find someone who has the same model and a extended warrenty for it at best buy/future shop and do the same 'it just stopped working, i want a new one.' will generally work on the drones employed there
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:24 PM
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Same thing happened to me, too

All you have to do is:
  1. unscrew the 4 screws on the back
  2. open the case
  3. take out the battery
  4. unscrew the other screws
  5. use a fingernail OR a flat screwdriver to pry out the black front
  6. carefully take out the circuit board from the sliver plastic. YOU MUST USE A SCREWDRIVER TO CAREFULLY BEND THE PLASTIC THAT IS BY THE USB PORT!
  7. use a hairdryer to dry up the circuit board.
  8. plug your Sansa into a wall outlet (preferred if you have an AC adapter) or your computer.
  9. If it turns on, then it is good; LEAVE IT OUT TO DRY FOR AT LEAST TWO DAYS (AS THE CIRCUIT! DO NOT REASSEMBLE!)!!!! If it doesnt turn on, then leave it to dry for three days! Do not reassemble yet!
  10. After that, reverse the steps, starting at step 6!
That worked for me as I accidentally put it in the washing machine.
I am not responsible for damage to your Sansa!
Proceed at your own risk (but there usually isn't a risk)!

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Old 06-11-2009, 09:47 PM
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Heya,

My girlfriend accidentally washed her e260 4GB player. When she realized this it was because she could see the glow of the screen in her jacket pocket.

She never turned it on though. So it must have gotten turned on either in the washer or the dryer..

When she got home she took it apart, took out the battery and the circuit board and let it dry out for a couple of days.

Now, the player turns on and seems to work fine. It turns on, you can select music and it play the songs fine. But when I press the right button, to advance to the next track, it starts a recording. It does this no matter what screen I'm in.

Has this problem happened to anyone else? Either after it being washed/wet or not.

Thanks

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:59 PM
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ok this proccess requires a few materials...


1) Aluminum Foil

2) oven

ok... wrap the mp3 player with the tinfoil leaving no open areas...

then warm the oven up too 250 Degrees Farenhight..

then place the mp3 player in there for about 2 rounds of 2 miniutes...

after each two miniutes check to see if the device will turn on... before you try to turn it on, let it cool...

REMEMBER!! DO NOT KEEP IT IN FOR TOO LONG OR THE HARDDRIVE WILL MELT!!!


i know this works because i have done it on several cell phones that got wet... so dont accuse me of anything..

(i am not responsible for any burns or damage done if not done correctly)
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:38 AM
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ok this proccess requires a few materials...


1) Aluminum Foil

2) oven

ok... wrap the mp3 player with the tinfoil leaving no open areas...

then warm the oven up too 250 Degrees Farenhight..

then place the mp3 player in there for about 2 rounds of 2 miniutes...

after each two miniutes check to see if the device will turn on... before you try to turn it on, let it cool...

REMEMBER!! DO NOT KEEP IT IN FOR TOO LONG OR THE HARDDRIVE WILL MELT!!!


i know this works because i have done it on several cell phones that got wet... so dont accuse me of anything..

(i am not responsible for any burns or damage done if not done correctly)
Are you friggin' NUTS?!?!?! Put the player in a jar of dry rice, not this!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:43 AM
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F'*k, now I've heard everything. Is your Sansa broken4ever?
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:16 PM
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Lightbulb Metho...

I drowned a phone once, pulled it apart and let it dry. wouldn't turn on after a few hours, so I got a fine paintbrush and some methylated spirits and washed all the circuitry inside, then let it dry again.... BINGO! the phone was fine after that.

The water would have mixed with any dirt on/around the phone and settled on the boards, causing shorts. These need to be cleaned away b4 it will work again, metho is good because it repels water and doesn't damage plastic/circuits etc, but keep it away from foam.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:33 PM
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I allways take good care of my sansa so i allways carry it in a pouch in case i spill something on it. I remember falling into a river with my siemens sx1 phone, and when i turned it on it said "Press start to begin recovery" on a white screen, and sx1 doesnt have no start button, but i just let it dry (without disassembling it, only took the battery out) and voila, as if the water inside it was never there
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