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Sansa E260 - I don't have USB Mode on my settings

How do i get the USB Mode in my Sansa E260? There is NO 'USB mode' under Menu > Settings. (Sansa e260, device cannot start (code 10) in Windows XP)

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  • fakeplastic Dec 26, 2008

    it aint there, honest! here's what is, from the top:

    Music Options
    Radio Opotions
    Slideshow options
    Backlight
    Language
    Date & Time
    Brightness
    Volume
    Reset All
    Info
    Auto ~Shut-off
    Format
    Record Button
    Press and hold
    Demo Mode

    Any other ways of getting my Dell D820 to recognise the e260 much appreciated!!


  • fakeplastic Dec 28, 2008

    Darn genius, thanks!! I updated the firmware and now can change the USB mode, so it filally works on my orrible DELL

  • tpsrixon Jan 07, 2009

    no usb mode and cannot connect to upload firmware.

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Go look under Menu > Settings again. Either go UP two choices or down eleven choices and there it is.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • Dick
    Dick Dec 28, 2008

    http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_e200/...
    Update your firmware. Sandisk says the option is missing in the original v2 firmware.


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My sansa e260 v2 is not dettedcted by my pc


If its working fine then goto settings and change the USB mode to MSC rather than MTP otherwise you can also try updating your windows media player to 10 or above to support MTP devices.

Sep 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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I have Windows Vista and it says that it can't support the sansa e260


I would place the e260 in MSC mode first, as Vista should support this Sansa.
Unplug the player, then from the e260 do the following:
go to Settings, then choose System Settings then USB Mode & select MSC. Next, connect the E260, Vista should now see the player properly.

Mar 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa 260


this is how to do it READ EVERYTHING DONT SKIP THING

Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode:

1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.

Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1449

Step 2:
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred.

Step 3:
When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

Step 4:
Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully.

Step 5:
Enjoy using your Sansa E260, just like I do. (I love this player)

sorry for so much writing it pays off read this to


) Unzip the downloaded zip file and extract the file pp5022.mi4

2) On your Rhapsody device, go to "Settings" -> "Mode" then select "Rhapsody"

3) With the data cable, plug the USB connector to the USB port on the PC, verify “Connected” is shown on the e200R display

4)On the PC, Check for device “Sansa e200 (E:)” under My Computer.
NOTE: the actual drive letter might be different

5) Drag and Drop pp5022.mi4 from your PC to the root folder of E: drive.
NOTE: Do NOT drop it to “Sansa e200R Rhapsody” device which is the MicroSD card slot

6) Unplug your Rhapsody device.

7) Your Rhapsody device will restart and perform a firmware upgrade and restart again.

When done, go to main menu “Settings” -> “Info” and verify the current version number.

enjoy

Nov 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Problem with sansa e260


It is because the e260 is not in MSC mode (where it looks to the computer like a hard disk).

Try this, this will temporarily set your e260 into MSC mode. Then download and install the firmware as per instructions (or use the Sansa Updater software also available on the Sansa site). This will then let you see a menu item to switch to MSC mode.

MSC mode instructions:
  1. Turn on the e200 v2
  2. Put the device in Hold (move Hold button until orange is showing)
  3. Press and hold the Left Button
  4. Plug the 30 pin connector into the device (be sure the USB is plugged into the computer)
  5. Wait for the e200 drive(s) to show up
  6. Follow instructions below and drag files to the e200 drive

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=10357


Sep 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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E260 is not reconize by any computer


What i would recommend you to do is to uninstall the device and reinstall it back...to uninstall it...assuming that you are running windows xp...click on start, right click on my computer and go to properties..you should have your system properties open then click under hardware then device manager...look for the sansa device..it usually located under portable device..if its not showing there i would recommend you to look for under disk drives and see if its there..right click on the device and click on uninstall...after you unintall it unplug your device from the computer....Then follow this link below to download the porting kit...http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A2E73160-E862-4F19-BB26-C0CAFE798955&displaylang=en .Then check the mode of yuor device to make sure it sunder MTP not msc...To check the mode go under menu, settings and choose usb mode...After you check the mode open up your windows media player click on tools, options and click under privacy...clear the history and caches...after you finish you can plug the device on the back of the computer not the front then windows should recongnize it and it should work properly..if that doesnt solve the problems upgrade your windows media player to 11 even though you have done that already..and try to reconnect your device..make sure you have it on the back of your computer...

Should you have any questions..let me know..
P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Apr 22, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Loading playlist


The XP Drive letter assignment has nothing to do with Playlists. You need to set the device mode to MSC. Settings>Mode or USB Mode>MSC. Then in Windows Media Player (version 10 or higher) enable auto-sync for the PLAYLISTS only, unless you want all the music force fed to your device everytime you connect. You can add to this question for additional assistance. Best of Luck.

Oct 01, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Message states unable to format


Make sure you dont have Rhapsody, or Windows Media Player open. Go to My Computer>Device Name (e260)>Right Click and select FORMAT. If that doesnt work, change the mode on the device Settings>Mode or USB Mode and repeat. Best of Luck.

Sep 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 says connected but device not recognized


I agree with the above suggestion. Try setting the USB Mode under "Settings" on "MSC" on the Sansa. My computer would not recognize the e260 when the mode was set to "MTP"; works fine on "MSC".

Dec 27, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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