When I turn on my SanDisk Sansa e130, the blue light comes on and then it says "Internal Searching for new music." The problem is that it'll stay on that screen untill the battery runs dead. It doesn't ever find the "new music" I tried taking off any songs I recently put on the player. I tried taking off all the songs but a single one and it still doesn't do anything. When I hook it up to the computer, the computer says everything's there but for some reason it still doesn't work. If anybody has any ideas about what is going on I would greatly appreciate it. I cannot figure this out. Thanks a lot!!!
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If Sansa e130 or 140 is version 1.x.x.10, SD card MUST be formatted as FAT (FAT16). Music files need to be on the root directory for better performance. I have a SD card (2 gig) formatted as FAT16 and the music plays good.
I was not able to upgrade my e130 to Version 188.8.131.52 Firmware.
Hope this helps
Take the memory card out, clean the contacts and if you have an air duster clean the socket, reset the device by doing the following;
take the battery out, hold the power-on button for 30 seconds (time it as it will seem to take forever). Put a new battery in and try it again.
If this is no help then it would seem that either the memory card's file system or the internal memory's file system so plug the device in over USB and backup any data your PC can find. with anything that can be rescued, rescued format the memory using FAT32, do not use quick format.
Alternatively you can buy rescue software from SanDisk www.lc-tech.com/software/rescueprodetail.html but it's not guaranteed to help.
Sandisk for some reason doesn?t think its users needs downloadable user manuals. I actually found a pdf manual posted on at Amazon. Click on the link below, scroll down to the Product Details section and click on the Product manual link.
I had this same problem. I moved all the files off the device. Went into Windows explorer. Right clicked on the Sansa device (the internal memory, not the expansion card memory. Clicked on format and on the screen that came up I picked "Quick Format." I have just now moved all the music (but not the system files) back onto the player. Turned it on and it is now working. Hope this helps
goes off because the backlight is on a timer. after 20 seconds or so it turns off if no buttons are pushed.
if the player will still play music but nothing shows on the screen, then the display is shot. The screen is not replaceable on these players. sorry, but it's most likely junk now. You could use it as a data storage device still. Best bet is to buy a used player off ebay or amazon.
I got this from:http://www.livedigitally.com/2005/06/27/sandisk-sansa-e130-the-micro-version-of-the-ipod-mini/
Create two playlists with names such as
1. SANSA Internal and
2. SANSA 2GB (assuming your SD card is 2gb).
Load songs into each playlist.
Edit the sync properties for each drive to only sycn to those playlists.
ok i had the same problem and i was searching what to do and found that you have to take out the battery and leave it for 5 minuites WITHOUT a battery in it and then put in the battery and it should work
I'm having the same problem! I've had my Sansa e130 for exactly one year today. I loaded new music on it last night and when I tried to turn it on, it said "searching internal memory for new music." I left it on and this morning it wouldn't come back on with new batteries or even when hooked to a computer! I sent an e-mail to the company for help since there is no reset button. I haven't heard anything yet. I suggest you contact SanDisk too. They may have a problem. And I can't believe someone actually suggested as a solution to put a new battery in it or hook it up! No duh! We're looking for real help here, not the obvious things to try.