Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)

1 Answer

Safely disconnecting Sansa C250 from Laptop with Vista

Hi, My laptop does recognise the C250, can copy/delete files on/off the C250. The problem is that there are no C250 icons on the system tray or anywhere else so I can disconnect safely (like a USB). Have looked everywhere- can you suggest a solution. NB I have tried just pulling out the USB cable from the computer- the first time I did this, the screen of the C250 showed it was "connected" for 20 minutes and then had a "disconnected" icon for another 10-15 minutes. I don't think it liked the USB being pulled out like that....

Posted by on

  • nzkyrin Dec 30, 2008

    Hi ThaMP3 Doctor, it seemed to work after i did that. I found it in the past items and changed it to "show"/apply/ok then restarted the computer. I managed to do it once but...every time after this, the "remove device safely" icon nowhere to be seen again. Doh!Have tried to redo it but nothing again. Also, since I did this, when I connect the MP3 it doesnt automatically prompt m to open filef older/open with windows media etc. The settings seem to have changed. Make any sense to you? k

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,596 Answers

Right click the taskbar and select Properties. Then select Customize - look in past items and see if you find the safely remove hardware option.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sandisk Sansa c250 - mp3 file format issue


Video or photo files? If so, you need to use the Sansa Media Converter to convert the file to a format the Sansa can handle.

Apr 18, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

Tip

I have a Sansa c250 and a comp. with Vista. Recognizes player and can add files...


Part II - Windows Media Player by Tha Mp3 Doctor

The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player 10 and 11 only.

Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

The code word for “mp3 player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”

The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”

The code word for copying files from CD is “RIP,” or “ripping”

The code word for files stored on both My Computer and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/wmp10/harrison_wmp10.mspx

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/sync.mspx

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0085.mspx#EDF

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music Folder

5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete

6. Left-click the song once to highlight it

7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/getstarted/ripcd.mspx

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/easystart/mp11guide.aspx#RippingCopySsongsfromCDstoYyourCcomputer

on Aug 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c240 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Transfer WMA files to Sansa c250


There two types of WMA file - protected and unprotected (also called "DRM-free" and "DRM-encrypted"). Some protected or encrypted WMA's may allow you to play back on your computer, but will not allow you to play those same files on an mp3 player. There are only two ways around your problem - one is expesnive, and one is illegal:
1) You can purchase additional rights on Overdrive to transfer your audiobooks to a "portable device" (by which, they include mp3 players).
2) You can download a program such as Tunebite to strip the Overdrive of it's DRM license, rendering the file of its protection (I would NOT reccomend this route).

The WMA files that you had that worked before were either unprotected, or were protected but had transfer rights.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

1 Answer

Sansa c250 mp3 file management


The laptop and the computer may have had two different file systems (NTFS vs. FAT) - plugging the mp3 player into the other computer caused a mild reformatting. I would start simple - go into the Setting Menu of your Sansa and change the USB mode away from where it is now - if it is in MTP Mode, change it to MSC and vice versa (or Auto is even better). See if the missing files now show up. There is a full user manual for your product available at Sandisk's website if you want to get a visual on what I am talking about.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

1 Answer

Ghost Files


I would run the Sansa Recovery Tool for the c200 series - it will erase/format all the songs without deleting system files - it is available from Sandisk's website.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

1 Answer

Sandisk c250


mp3 players do not need software if you are using xp or vista.
JUST Connect it to your computer uing a USB cable and itwill be shown as a rremovable drive. Just copy and paste files to your player thats all!

Apr 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

1 Answer

Not able view the files in computer


actually yeah, cos it needs a support to be recognized!! Try it, the player comes with a cd!!

Apr 14, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

1 Answer

Not working


no it does not, maybe because you dont have the software

Mar 05, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

1 Answer

Help!


We have two laptops and one desktop in my house and two 2GB Sansa c250s. My laptop recognizes my sansa c250 differently than our family's desktop (i.e. on the desktop i can't view certain folders/ music files that i transferred from my laptop to my player). The second laptop doesn't recognize mine at all, but it DOES recognize my sister's sansa c250.
my suggestion? try a different computer! and then KEEP using that computer for adding/ deleting files.

Oct 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c200 MP3 Player

1 Answer

"Writing" prevents Safely Remove


Yeah - it keeps trying to transfer those songs to the player - it can't read directly from the location, but the processer knows its there; it doesn;t know what to do with it - so it';s stuck; delete the recordings, dude

May 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
SanDisk Sansa  c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048) Logo

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SanDisk MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96627 Answers

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a SanDisk MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...