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How do i update my firmware

I'm sorry i really dont know much about this

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It is pretty easy. If running Windows just download the Sansa Updater (see link below) and install it.

Then, use the Mac/Linux instructions (even if running windows!) to put the e260 into MSC mode- turn e260 on, switch e260 hold switch to on, press and hold the e260s LEFT button "<<" while you plug the USB cable into the e260.

For me (running Windows XP) the Sansa updater automatically detected the e260 then and updated the e260's firmware.

Links to the updater, and alternative complete instructions for Mac/Linux are here
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=10357

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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I dont know how to install the firmware for my mp4 i really need help


Hello,

Do you have the CD for the SMPK8858 ?

Then put the CD into the CD drive or DVD drive of your computer and explore the CD, for the firmware update look under:
\Firmware Upgrade tool\ConsumerUpdate 3.1.2.0\setup.exe
1. explore or double click folder Firmware Upgrade tool
2. explore or double click folder ConsumerUpdate 3.1.2.0
3. run or double click file setup.exe: this will start the installation of the update software on your computer.

After the installation of the setup.exe file, run the firmware update program to start the update for your player.


Most Sylvania players will have a CD provided. When you don't have it, download the driver (a zip file) from Curtis:
http://www.curtisint.com/html/CustService/Manuals/SYL_SMPK8858_DRIVER.ZIP
After the download unzip the file with WinZip or WinRar:
now look for the firmware installation program under
SYL_SMPK8858_DRIVER \ SMPK8858 \ Firmware Upgrade tool\ConsumerUpdate 3.1.2.0 \ setup.exe
Double click the setup.exe, the same procedure as when using the CD.

There is also a manual for SPMK8858 (a pdf file) online:
http://www.curtisint.com/html/CustService/Manuals/SYL_SMPK8858_EN.PDF

Jul 17, 2010 | Sylvania SMPK8858 MP3 Player

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Update


more information can be found on their web site here

http://www.curtisint.com/web/category-Sub.asp?category=MP3s&subCat=MP3&catName=MP3%20PLAYERS&p=6

down at the bottom of that page, though from the looks of things, they dont offer updates to the firmware anymore. (nor does their user manual really say anything helpful about upgrading it.

Sorry I couldn't have been of more assistance.

Thanks,
Mike

May 17, 2010 | Sylvania SMPK8854 Digital Media Player

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Can I use micro SDHC on my sansa e250 if yes how can I Do it.


Sansa never released a firmware update for the e220 to support SDHC card standards. The only work around for this would be to install the custom Rockbox firmware on the device and if you want to do that I could help you. Sorry that it is incompatiable at the time being.

Feb 02, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Helo


Please read the following threads, they may help:

Thread 1: firmware update
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2162987-wmv_formats_not_working

Thread 2: encoding in avi
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2172448-want_creat_good_quality_avi_videos_mp3

If after updating your firmware and using either ArcSoft, or the encoding method used in the thread above, and you're still not getting sound, let me know.

Dec 26, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA5245/37 Digital Media...

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Pic and vidos


I believe all you need to do is go to SanDisk's website, under Downloads, then download the Firmware Updater: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
After installation of Sansa Firmware Updater
* Please make sure your Sansa player is in MSC mode before plugging it in.
* Plug in your Sansa player and it will automatically check for updates.

Common questions about the Sansa Updater

Q: What does the Sansa Firmware Updater do?
A: The Sansa Updater is an application that checks for the latest firmware updates then downloads and installs the firmware to your Sansa device. The Sansa Updater is NOT a firmware.

Q: Why do I need to install the Sansa Firmware Updater to download "firmwares"?
A: Once you install the Sansa Updater, you don't have to worry about which firmware to download for your device. Sansa Updater downloads and installs the right firmware for your Sansa device.

Q: Do I need to install the Sansa Firmware Updater everytime there's a new firmware?
A: No, once the Sansa Firmware Updater is installed, future firmware updates are done by just plugging in your device.

Q: What does a "firmware" do?
A: Firmwares contain miscelleneous bug fixes and enhancements.

Q: Which Sansa players is the Sansa Updater compatible with?
A: The e200, c200 and m200 series

Q: Should I "Open","Run" or "Save" when i click on "Download Sansa Firmware Updater"?
A: "Open" and "Run" would automatically start installing the software,. "Save" would save it to your computer and you can run it in the future. We suggest you "Open" or "Run" the installer.

Q: How to change to MSC mode:
A: On your Sansa device, press "menu" and go to "Settings" then "USB" choose "MSC"

Q: How to check for firmware version?:
A: On the e200 and c200, press "menu" and go to "Settings" then "Info"/ "System Info". For m200, press "menu" then "Information".

Nov 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Zen Micro wont exit recovery mode or clean up


OK to everyone who messed up the firmware of Zen Micro and run vista, u r all idiots, including me. my zen was stuck in recovery mode and recovery menu as everyone experienced and tried to upgrade the firmware via the firmware updater that didnt work, right? ok through research and time i came to realize that what was causing the updater to fail (...please connect your media player...) is windows media player 11 (ELEVEN !!) zen update firmware will work only with windows media player 10 (TEN !!) installed. y? i dont know and i dont care anymore now that my micro is fixed up and running with the latest released firmware.
method 1:
u can find smne with xp and wmp10 (rare) install drivers and run the updater or
method 2:
u can DIY and since it is impossible to uninstall wmp11 i did the unthinkable, no no not format and install xp to use wmp10 no no.

instead i used a program called VIRTUAL MACHINE WORKSTATION 6.5 (for links keep confidential suppling ur email to me) this program will allow u to install and run several operating systems at a time regardless of your current hardware, it will run as an application in vista O/S. so i installed xp pro (on vmware 6.5) that i had handy somewhere, and then the drivers from the creative disc. then i run the firmware updater and yes it recognises my zen for the first time and loads a brand new firmware. easy as that, zen reboots and main menu appears, what a joy.

so all i used was:
vmware 6.5
xp pro (wmp10)
creative disc
firmware updater by creative

installing operating systems on vmware is very easy and doesnt require restarts etc.. u can switch through vista and xp like a window application just like that.

hope this helps, zen micro is by far the ultimate mp3 player for its sound breathtaking performance and loudness, totally worth the trouble. this is 100% fixable

Jul 09, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Micro MP3 Player

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There is no FM radio option in my Sansa e250 mp3 player


Go on the Sandisk Website and download the firmware updater in the support and let it run and update your firmware and it should solve it.

Thank you and please respond with any comments or more questions.

-John-

Feb 28, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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ZENV has firmware problem



try downloading the
MP3 player recovery tool from Creative's website (the tool contains the latest firmware update available -- 1.15.03). Plug your ZV+ into your PC, run the program and let it update the firmware. Then format, reload your music and try it.

By the way, before updating the firmware, let the battery have a full charge, ok?

I hope it won't keep freezing on you after the update.

Jan 11, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen V MP3 Player

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Urgent!!!!!


If your PC still recognizes the player, you can try to drop the firmware update onto the players mass storage area. Once you disconnect the player from the USB cable, the player should begin to update the firmware.

If this doesn't work, let me know. I can look into an alternative method for fixing your player.

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