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Sandisk sansa e200

Every time i turn my mp3 player on it says "memory full unable to create data base" and all my files that once contained my music and video all say empty. Not only that my computer doesnt recognise it so when i plug it in i cant delete, listen or view my files. But when its plugged into my computer the mp3 player still displays "connected" and still charges the battery. Ive tried switching usb ports in the menu but that doesnt work, and also tried reinstalling the sansa media player from the installation disk and again that did not work. Can anyone help me? Thatd be awsome

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  • bigbaby1201 Sep 15, 2008

    The computer won't reconize my e200 so I can not sync on Media Window Player, But it does read connected and still charges can someone help me without erasing all my files on my device. Thank You

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I had this same problem on my sansa and tryed the previous solution with no luck. Out of frustration i email the sansa technical support. Try these steps to format the player: -Turn on the player and access MENU > SETTINGS > USB > MSC - Once the player is set to MSC mode, reconnect it to the computer and open the My Computer window. - Once you see the Sansa icon in the My Computer window, right-click it and choose FORMAT - In the Format window, choose FAT 32 and make sure that Quick Format is NOT selected, then choose START -Once the format has completed, disconnect the player from the computer to allow it to refresh. If you plan on using Windows Media Player to transfer files, return to the USB menu and set the player to MTP mode. Otherwise, leave the player in MSC mode and you can now resume transferring files. Formatting your player will deleate all files but you can putt them back on!!! Best of luck!

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Hi. Your player may be encountering some system errors due to corrupted files. The best solution may be to re-apply the firmware to reset the player to factory settings. Try this: Switch your Sansa E250 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 E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E250 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 E250 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 E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl... 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 E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. If not, your player might need charging. Charge it for at least 2 hours. I hope this helps :)

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