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Computer won't read mp3 player

I have a Sansa e250 mp3 player. I just ran the recovery mode to get rid of a previous problem. But now, whenever I connect my mp3 player to the computer, it doesn't work. The mp3 player will say it's connected, but the computer won't say anything at all. And when I run rhapsody, it says "please connect device". Same thing with windows media player. Did I skip a step or is there something that I need to install or reinstall for my computer to recognize my device? i cant connect my sansa clip mp3 player,my player only says that is was connected,but my compter doesnt respond at all i hav sandisk sansa fuze.... wenever i plug my sansa to d comp,my comp s nt detectin my sansa.... tried a lot bt could nt make it detect.....pls do reply if u hav a solution....... My isn't working either. When I turn it on, the"Sandisk" screen light up and then goes to black. I then have to wait afew minutes if I want to try and turn it back on again. When I plug it into the computer, the screen display is the MP3 player with all these pixels coming out. Under"My Computer", I see the two drives, but when I try to click on the onethat usually holds the music, it just says that the drive needs to beformatted. It won't format and it won't let me into it either. I have tried the solutions listed for my MP3 player, but they are not working.

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  • deviruu Oct 02, 2008

    Thanks Savemike but that not work.

  • jparks1974 Oct 22, 2008

    i hav the same problem with my SanDisk Sansa E250 (2 GB) Digital Media Player

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For the Sansa 2 gb player, try the following:

1. Make sure the Sansa is turned on.

2. Engage the hold switch (switch it to the "hold" position", located on the left-hand side of the player).

3. Press and hold the LEFT BUTTON ( << )

4. Connect to the computer while pressing and holding the LEFT BUTTON ( << )

5. The Sansa View should now be connected and should appear on your computer as a "Removable Disk" drive.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

I faced the same.but if u check wiz other pc it may be recognized.my player is not recognized by my laptop.but it works when i checked with other pc.Also u can load music using window media player even it is not recognized.
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Press the + for a couple sec then it a wizurd should pop that should work

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I am going to assume that you have read my FAQ on Sansa players. If not, I will reprint it below. I had one in particular with which all of the below methods had failed - I simply plugged it into another computer - other than the original, and presto! it came back to life again!

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 05, 2008

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this didnt help . Do you have any other techniques ??

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Computer won't read mp3 player


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

Sep 05, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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Computer won't read mp3 player


I am going to assume that you have read my FAQ on Sansa players. If not, I will reprint it below. I had one in particular with which all of the below methods had failed - I simply plugged it into another computer - other than the original, and presto! it came back to life again!

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

Sep 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Computer won't read mp3 player


Use REC instead of volume + in the instructions below:
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

Aug 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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USB2.o and MSD mode


You need a memory card.


sincerely, Britani

Apr 19, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My sansa e250 ask me this


Solution:
1. Put Lock on.
2. Push and Hold Both Rec and Power buttons while the power is off.

Then message should show saying: " Welcome to Recovery Mode"

Mar 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Computer won't read mp3 player


First, reset.
If that fails, then try to download the Sansa Connect Recovery Tool from:
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1532
If that still fails, upgrade the firmware from the Sansa website
If that fails, uninstall the software from the installation CD and reinstall it from the Sansa website.

Feb 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I have a problem with my sansa e250


Volume + while connecting to computer will send Windows into recovery mode

Dec 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa not connecting to computer


try going to recovery mode and upgarade the firmware of the player. Recovery mode = enable hold switch press the record button and press the menu button until it shows welcome to recovery mode on the player.

Jul 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Computer won't read mp3 player


Try checking for the mode the player is in, SETTINGS>USB MODE> choose MTP/AUTODETECT. It may be that the setting is in MSC that is why it is not being detected by your computer. If all else fails try updating your windows media player software.

Jul 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Computer won't read mp3 player


Same exact problem! Sorry I'm no help > My Sansa e250 has been working fine for about a year. No problems, I can charge and sync it. > Now all of a sudden I have a problem. > My PC does not see the Sansa. Why? > I enter recovery mode. I see: > Welcome to "Recovery mode" Please connect USB Cable. > I connect the usb cable AND NOTHING HAPPENS! > Yes I read all about recovery mode on the internet. I tried it in both MSC mode and MTP mode. > How can I get my computer to see the sansa? > If my PC can not detect the Sansa then I cant get a firmware update now can I?

Jul 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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