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Sandisk SAnsa /Express , switch on power logo apiers and than shut off. Regonized on computer as a removable disk drive ( two of them) but i can not access the drive. says insert disk in drive. In properties to see the drive showes free space 0 bytes, used space 0 bytes.

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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When i turn on my sansa e260 and show the sandisk logo, it restart showing the logo over and over without going to the main menu, how do i fix it ?


Hi, welcome to fixya!

You need to reset your sansa for it to be in order again.

Learn how to reset the your various San Disk models;

Resetting a Sansa Fuze+, Clip+, c200, e200, or e200R player:

1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power/Menu button.
3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.


Resetting a Sansa View, Fuze, or Clip player:

1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.

Resetting a Sansa Express player:

NOTE: The device can be either ON of OFF.

1. Press-and-hold the Volume Up (+) and Select buttons simultaneously for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the buttons.

If resetting doesn't solve the problem, please let me know for more assistance.

Good luck.

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I was listening to the player and it all of a sudden wouldn't shut off and it wouldn't charge, after 2 days it charged and i was able to get into the files but it wont let me delete the files and says my...


Hello,

When the Sansa Express keeps freezing you can RESET the device using next step:
note:
The device can be either on or off, player NOT connected to the computer:
Press and hold the Volume Up (+) and Select buttons simultaneously for approximately 20 seconds.

When the "rebuilding database" message keeps coming back, the player will need an update.
Use the Sansa Firmware Updater (works on Windows only) or go for the matching download on the forum:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/446/kw/database/p/555%2C662%2C687/r_id/101834
The Sansa Firmware Updater will contain the driver for the computer to perform a firmware update on your player [ METHOD 1 ].
When downloading the driver package manually, first put the driver "StMp3Rec.sys" in the correct folder on your computer. Next start the SansaExpressUpdater [ METHOD 2 ].
During this update, connection between player and the computer is based on MTP mode, Media Transfer Protocol: Drivers and software are needed to get access to the player.

The player could also be accessed in MSC mode, seeing the player as a removable disk. How to get connection in MSC mode, see next link:
http://www.machinist-toolbox.com/SansaExpress_MSC-Mode.pdf

Manual for Sansa Express:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/express-userguide-en.pdf

Support site for the Sansa Express:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487/session/L3NpZC9nWWpkcGYqag%3D%3D/sno/0#express

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My Sansa Express MP3 player does not show up on my computer as "Sansa Express" but is shown as Removable Disk (K:). Is this right


Normally your Sansa Express would show up as "Sansa Express", which would indicate that it is in MTP mode. The Sansa Express doesn't supply a menu option to switch to MSC mode, which would cause it to show up as a "removable disk". Apparently your Sansa Express has somehow switched to MSC mode. MSC mode is necessary for upgrading firmware, in which case it's called "recovery mode", and it's possible that some combination of key presses (usually involving holding down the power/hold button) put it into this mode.

If you double-click on "removable disk (K:)", do you see a Music folder? If so, is there anything in the Music folder?

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Dear sir i am using sansa express 1gb .its not working at all.when i switch on the player it shows "sansa" for 2 min ,then it disappears.after that i wnt be able to open it.but my computer is dtecting when...


There is online support for Sansa Express. When searching for Answers on the topic "express" it gives next list:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/kw/express/r_id/101834


Going to item 13 "Sansa player not recognized by the computer":
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42

When the player is brand new, click on the link in the opened page in the page top or use next direct link:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42#brandnew

Else follow up the instructions as described in item 13.

Sansa Express user guide

If more help is needed just post a comment.

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You may need to get a firmware update from this web site: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
Remember that you need to back up all of your information before doing the update.

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You may need to get a firmware update from this web site: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
Remember that you need to back up all of your information before doing the update.

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Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. http://sandisk.com/assets/file/downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool. - Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer. Then run the recovery tool. Again, select format when prompted. Best of Luck.

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