I have a model e260 that I’ve enjoyed using for several years. I use it mainly at night with some under-pillow speakers to help me sleep. Recently, when I plug it in to the wall charger, it gets stuck on “connecting to database” mode even though it’s plugged into the wall, not my computer. In this mode, it won’t play and it won’t charge. I have to unplug it, let it refresh, and try again. Sometimes it will play for a minute or two, then go back into “connect” mode and stop playing.
Also, the screen has recently begun randomly lighting up for no apparent reason, which of course lights up the room and wakes me up. I have to turn it over or shut it in my bedside drawer to block the light. There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to the light-ups, and when I look at the screen it seems to be playing normally.
I’ve tried removing the battery, replacing it with a new battery, changing the case it’s in, getting a new data/charging cord, to no avail. Any ideas? Thank you.