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Trouble using full 2GB capacity

Am a new user, currently trying to load 1.8GB of music files onto my e250 and it will only allow limited files, l have 1.3GB free still. No matter what l have tried, with new Firmware, resetting, just won't and never has achieved full capacity. Thanks for any assistance. Regards, Scott

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Re: Trouble using full 2GB capacity

Have you tried reformatting it? You just plug the mp3 player into your computer and right click on the icon in the MY COMPUTER window, and click on FORMAT. It should come to a new window and click on start format. Your fixer, Wild2DMaxx

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Can I buy additional memory? My SanDisk is full. Also, I have tried to download an album and can't because the device thinks it already has it, but I sure can't find it.

Yes, you can add more memory. The e250 has a slot for a microSD card, and those cards come in various sizes up to 2GB. You might see larger cards, but those are actually microSDHC cards and won't work in the e250.

You can load those cards up with music, as long as you put it into a folder named "MUSIC." Videos and photos must reside in the internal memory.

As to downloading an album, check the file names as well as the album and artist names embedded in the file. Since you didn't specify the computer and operating system, I can't tell you specific ways of doing that. On Windows, Media Player should show you that information, though.

Sep 29, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I have a Sansa e250 but i lost the cd with the software on it. I forgot how to put music onto it, do i have to convert it first? Please help!


All support for Sansa e200 players can be found here:
Music transfers can be done, connected with the provided USB cable in 2 modes:

MTP = Media Transfer Protocol, when using a software program or Windows Media Player (10 or higher). In WMP10 or 11 select Library or Sync to create playlists and synchronize the playlists with the player.

MSC = Mass Storage Class, when using Windows explorer, viewing the player as a removable disk. Perform "copy and paste" or "drag and drop" actions onto the external USB device (drive letter memory with 2GB capacity).

For pictures and video use software program Sansa Media Converter on the computer. After conversion in SMC transfer media onto the player.
Use next overview link for information about and how to get Sansa Media Converter:

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Mar 31, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I bought a 4GB PNY Micro SD HC card for my e250, which will not show up on my computer. Is this the right card for the e250?

Sandisk Sansa e200 models will NOT detect cards over 2GB capacity. There is a firmware known as rockbox that will allow up to 32GB of space but its only recomended if you are familiar with transfering and installing files to your player. Rockbox firmware can be found at by just selecting your model.

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The Sharper Image 2GB Mp3 (1612788) Is Not Copying Music Files

The Sharper image 2gb player will only allow 131 entries in the root directory. Create a new folder, just like on your computer, and then add music files to that folder. I have not tested if there is a file limit in a new folder.

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My i-pod nano (2GB) will not hold more than 43 songs when I import from my cd's. My ipod is clear of all songs and so is my library. Are I not suppose to have at least a 500 song capacity?

I have an I-pod nano 4 gb. What I think is going on is you are loading full "wav" files. The 500 songs is predicated on low quality "mp3" songs. Normally, I-tunes will convert the "wav" file to an "mp3" file.

Check your music files on your computer and assure they are "mp3" files. If they are make sure your I-pod does not have other "stuff" on it. Use I-tunes to reset it an "like-new" condition (that removes all files)., then use I-tunes to re-install your music.

If you are downloading files from the I-tunes store make sure they are safe so you do not loose your investment in tunes.

Since they are from cd's make sure the ripped files are safe, then try a re-install.

Should work.


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Cannot upload to micro SD card

make sure the card is 2gb if it is just try dragging music in too the folders, you might have to format the card first

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Sansa e250 2GB no work duplicate the song

Edit the ID3 tag of the files in full before reloading them to your player.

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4 GB micro sd and the Sandisk Sansa e250R...

If the 4gb micro SD is a high capacity SD (it will say micro SDHC on it) your player may not be able to read SDHC cards, my sansa can't because it's the 'older version' it will read 2gb and below micro SD cards though (it sucked when I found out because I had just bought a 6gb micro SDHC)

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Deleting files from Sansa e250

The only way I know to delete music files or voice or FM recordings, is straight from the User's manual on the CD: 1. Set the e250 to MSC mode. 2. Plug it in to your computer with the USB connector. 3. Open the Sansa e250 drive in My Computer and browse to the MUSIC folder (or RECORD folder)and delete the files there. (That's where you also add music files, by dragging from other explorer windows.) To delete (or add) photo and video files, you have to use the Media Converter, which you install from the disk that came with the e250.

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Can't transfer any more music;only half full

The filesystem has a limit to the number of files that can exist in one directory (around 100). If you are putting all the music in the same directory, the device will appear to be full even though there is a lot of space. The solution is to put your music into folders (per album, or whatever).

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