Image 1/1: Remove the four 1.5mm screws on the back of the device.
  • 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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  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the metal backing from the front of the device.

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  • Pull the rear panel off of the Sansa e260R.

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

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Image 1/1: These screws are very small and hard to extract from the casing.  It may be helpful to use a magnetic screwdriver.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic front cover and the metal back cover of the device.
  • 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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  • Pull the front cover away from the rest of the device.

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

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Image 1/2: To remove the white scrolling mechanism, remove two of the bottom hooks using a spudger.
  • 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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  • Clean the area around the button to remove any dirt or other outside material that would prevent the scroll wheel from moving freely.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks very much for this guide. I used it to expose and clean my Sansa scroll wheel which is now functioning much better.

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