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Computer does not show MP3 player as connected and how to stop a song playing

Have just got a Sansa e250 for Xmas and when I plug into USB port it only shows as "MTP device" in My Computer. When I click on it I am told I do not have permission to access this device. So I can't download music or anything. Also I tried playing the music that came on the MP3 player and don't know how to stop a song while it is playing.

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Re: Computer does not show MP3 player as connected and...

If you installed the firmware update, you might have forgotten to change the device to MSC mode.. try going to settings>USB mode>MSC This should probably work.. to stop a song while its playing, click the |<< button while you have the screen with the current song. (you can pause a song on this same screen with the >|| button) If you have gone back to any of the menu screens, wait for a couple seconds and the player will automatically go back tot he song display screen so you can stop the song.

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