Sansa e260R Scroll Wheel Replacement

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Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

  • Before disassembling the device, make sure it is powered off.

  • Remove the four 1.5mm screws on the back of the device.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the metal backing from the front of the device.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the rear panel off of the Sansa e260R.

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Grip the bottom of the battery with your thumb and forefinger and pull it away from the device.

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Edit Step 5 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 1.5mm screws on the inner casing of the device.

  • These screws are very small and hard to extract from the casing. It may be helpful to use a magnetic screwdriver.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Flip the device so that the front is facing you.

  • Slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic front cover and the metal back cover of the device.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Pull the front cover away from the rest of the device.

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Edit Step 8 Scroll Wheel  ¶ 

  • Gently pry the bottom of the black button to remove it from the device.

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • There are 4 small metal hooks under the white scrolling mechanism.

  • To remove the white scrolling mechanism, remove two of the bottom hooks using a spudger.

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Clean the area around the button to remove any dirt or other outside material that would prevent the scroll wheel from moving freely.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Sansa e260R device page.

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