One day i had noticed that the Sansa E280 that i had purchased was FAT based. Realising this i used the Command Prompt for windows to convert the volume to a ntfs drive from FAT. However in doing so the device and the firmware probably doesn't recognise it as such and it has started to function as normally.
Whenever i turn it on I get a DB Error that says i need to have 6mb free to run it. When i connect it to my PC i get 2 drives that say removeable hard disk (g/h) and when i try to access it, it asks for me to insert a disk into the drive. Under the properities there is no space or room in it and the file system is unknown and that there is no space on the drive and therefore none free. Confirmed on the device under system>Info it says the memory is 0mb and that the version is now 01.01.11p.
Under hardware it lists sandisk sansa e200 usb device twice and also has something called ST3120827AS.
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Under device manager I get all 3 listed there as well under disk drive.
Now also Window Media Player 11 does not register the device at all under any sync. Right-Clicking and selecting format doesn't do anything since there apparently is no drive present to format. The automatic sansa firmware updater does not register any updatable Sansa related product connected at all. The sansa media converter detected the sansa player under removable disk (g) with available and total space both 1KB with no media on it.
Prior to the change I had made a copy of whatever was on the mp3 player before i made the conversion and i'll post what seems to be the relevant details on it before the change was made. Also the device itself seems to be in fairly good working order. I can still change the date/time, language, music options, says goodbye when you off it, usb mode (etc) and still accesses the radio.
This is all done under MSC. Under MTP, Windows XP just continually says found new hardware - MTP Device nonstop with no new drive or disk under my computer. Under device manager there is still the ST3120827AS drive.
From the file version: Version Info: Product Rev.: PP5022AF-05.51-S301-01.11-S301.01.11P-D Base Code: 05.51-S301-01.11-S301.01.11P-D ODM Ver.: S301-01.11-S301.01.11P-D OEM Ver.: S301.01.11P-D Build Type: -D Build Date: 2006.07.14 Build Number: (Build 169.31)
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You need to convert photos (and videos) into a format the Sansa can handle using the Sansa Media Converter. If you don't have the SMC, you can download the Windows version from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3IPZO6Q0
Hello, You can try to format the mp3 player. Go through: Setting>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk management> Try to format it with fat files system. hope this help you Regards uttam
so basically you are having problems transferring songs to your device? if thats the problem try to format your device using windows media player and then try transfer the songs again...what program are you using to transfer the songs to your device?
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
Are you formatting thru My Computer?
If so try using Computer Management. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. On this window select Disk Management on the left. On the right side at the top, your drive should be listed. Right click on the device and select format.
If your device does not show up, change the devices mode and try again. Device>Settings>Mode or USB Mode.
Best of Luck.