I have had an e280V2 for many years and it has worked great up until last week. Suddenly when it’s docked to my IM510 speakers it acts as if it should be connecting to a PC for data and won’t play. Also, when I connect a working 30 pin cable between the Sansa and my PC, it shows connected but does not get recognized by any machine.
My guess is that there is a short or something between a power connector and the data port that is confusing the player, but I can’t find any useful information. I don’t see any obvious lint or anything on the female connector, so I’m out of ideas. Does anyone know if I can get this thing serviced or even buy a new 30 pin female port and change it myself?
I opened up the case but I couldn’t figure out how to pop up the circuit board to get to where the 30 pin female connector was. If anyone can help me figure out how to swap out this part or fix my player I’d appreciate it. I don’t like the touch interface on the fuze and with all the playlists I keep on my player I don’t want to buy a clip and burn out my buttons sorting through music. If only I didn’ t have most of my music through rhapsody I’d just swap in charged batteries as the player is 100% functional other than not being able to sync or charge through the data port.