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Player does not connect using MTP USB mode

When I plug the player to the computer in MTP USB mode, the player either keeps disconnecting and connecting over and over again spontaneously, or it shows up on the player´s screen as connected but the computer does not detect it. The MSC mode works just fine. How do I fix this problem.

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  • hawk189 Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem my computer running on windows xp does not recognize the player ( e280) at all in MTP mode i was able to format the player and add songs in USB mode, but some advised to add playlists in mtp mode which of course my computer does not see the player in. 


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Try this when looking at the player press ******* the lower left bottom of the player at the seam were the part with the holes meet with the upper part. you can also use a black heavy duty legal small paper clip with the two chrome handles to squeeze the unit at that seam, now plug in your player using a USB cable and see if it connects, if so you may need to glue it tight or remove the top cover and see why it's not seating correct.

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When i plug the player to the computer USB port , the player either keeps disconnecting and connecting over and over again spontaneously, or it shows up on the player' s screen as connected but the computer does not detect it.how do i fix this problem

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Uninstall the MTP device in device manager to prevent the annoying problem of continuous pop-ups.

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

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