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Sandisk Sansa E260

Man, my freakin mp3 player has like 31 songs on it now. Everytime i plug it into the usb, i click on the windows mediathingy, and then the mp3 player freezes, my computer freezes, until i unplug my mp3 player! Why is thi?

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Re: Sandisk Sansa E260

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:
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 May 26, 2008

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My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

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1 Check to see that the player is in MSC mode by going to the USB mode section in the Settings menu.

Step2 Plug the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player into your computer.

Step3 Click on the Start menu.

Step4 Click on My Computer.

Step5 You will now see a drive for the device and one for the SD card.

Step6 Double click on the Sansa device.

Step7 Go to the My Music folder or the location of your music files.

Step8 Choose songs from your folder and drag and drop them to your Sansa device.

I hope that helps..
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I'd suggest formatting it and synching all the music back onto your mp3 player. Formatting it deletes all the music from it by the way.

To format:
1. Open up your Windows Media Player.
2. Right-click on the Sansa e260 in the menu on the left and click format.

There's also a more complex method, so if that method doesn't help just comment.

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Open Windows Media Player.
Click on the Rip tab.
Insert the CD into the computer.
Click Start Rip
Windows Media Player will convert the songs on the cd to a format that the Sansa player recognizes - may take a few minutes.
Click Sync.
Drag the files from the CD to the right window pane.
Click Start Sync.


-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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