Question about SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player
When the m240 player is connected to the computer (running Windows XP sp2) the auto run dialog is presented with 4 choices: Transfer files using Windows Media Player, Sync your music using Napster, Open with Winamp or Take no action. I am not offered the option to open a folder to view the files, which is what I really want. The device does not appear as a device in My Computer display. On another computer I am given the Windows Media Player and the option to Open a folder. The m240 does appear in My Computer display. What is going wrong on my home computer, please? Thanks in anticipation.
First remove the Sansa from computer if you have attached it. 1. Open your Sansa mp3 player menu (with menu button next to volume control) 2. Choose settings 3. Choose USB 4. Change setting under USB from 'Auto Detect' to 'MSC' 5. Exit menu with menu button Plug your Sansa into computer with USB cable. You can now see the mp3 player as external drive, and you can drag mp3 files into it. Put your files into Sansa's Audible folder.
Posted on Nov 21, 2006
SOURCE: Sansa m230 won't copy music
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
Posted on May 26, 2008
SOURCE: Sansa C250 not recognised
The Sansa C250 doesn't have a setting on the player to put it into USB, or MSC mode.
By default, it's always in MTP mode (Microsofts slow and crappy DRM enabled protocol).
You can force the player to connect to your computer by doing these 3 things:
1. Ensure that your player is OFF.
2. Set the Hold slider to LOCKed.
3. While holdind the "<<", (LEFT or Previous) button down, connect the c250 to your computer via the USB cord.
You should now see 2 new drives in your "My Computer" window. One drive is the c250's internal memory, and the other is it's microSD slot.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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