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My computer is telling me I only have 2.9 gb available.

I was having problems with my sansa and so I went through recovery mode and I fix it and wiped everything but now it's saying that after everything was completely wiped that I only have 2.9 gb available out of the 7.4 total. Where did the rest of my memory go? How can I fix it?

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  • spiderdil Jan 20, 2009

    I figured it out, I tried to format it in mtp mode but it has to be in msc mode to format it correctly, or at least it worked that way for me, so I figured it out. Thanks though.

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Hi , First its not the memory but its your ?Harddisk what you need to know, can you be more specific with you problem.

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My computer is not recognising my sansa 4.0.gb


You should make recovery mode on your player then make firmware upgrade.
The recovery mode:
1. On your Sansa player, press and hold the Power/Menu button for 15 seconds to turn the device completely off.
2. Slide the Hold switch so the orange portion shows.
3. On your PC, double-click My Computer
4. On your Sansa player, press and hold the REC button while connecting it to the PC.
5. Release the REC button when a 16MB-FORMAT drive partition appears under My Computer.

If this work, this link helps you to upgrade:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/306

I hope I could help.

Feb 11, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Kashif


Download the Sansa Recovery Tool

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

Jul 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e250 start up freeze


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

Jun 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e280 "frozen" won't turn off or respond to buttons pushed


hi could you try this for me and tell me if it goes into recovery mode or not
  1. with device off push lock button to lock position
  2. whilst in lock position hold down rec button on left hand side
  3. whilst holding rec press on button
  4. it should now say recovery mode
  5. let me know if you get this far

Feb 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa e260


You need to do the following:
1. Go to recovery mode by setting the hold mode to hold ,then press record button and power/menu button.
2. Connect to computer with USB cable as per meassage on sansa
3.Download an mi4 file from http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/mi4.html for your model
4. copy this mi4 file to the 16MB partition that appears for your sansa.
5. Disconnect then power down and on again.

Jan 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My sansa e280 rhapsody says switch to recovery mode


Recovery mode is used to recover from a fatal error.

Follow these steps and youll be back in business.

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.





Best of Luck.

Oct 22, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Memory overload


Are you formatting it thru Windows Media Player or My Computer? If its WMP, try under My Computer, if it was under My Computer, try using Disk Management. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. Then in the next window, select Disk Management on the left side. ON the right side at the top, you should see your device listed, right click and select format. If your device does not show up in Disk Management, change the mode on the device via Settings>Mode or USB Mode. Best of Luck.

Sep 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Refresh database freezes


Try updating the firmware of your player. Switch the player to recovery mode (enable hold switch and press and hold the record and power button until you see on the screen welcome to recovery mode) download the sansa firmware updater on the sandisk website and install it to your computer. When it ask to connect the device connect the player and check if there are updates on the player. Also try to format the player it may be the songs on the player is causing the problem.

Jun 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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No more memory


Try performing the recovery mode again. It may be that the update wasnt sucessfull.

Jun 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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