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My sansa mp3 won't work on my computer

My new sansa e250 will not show up on my computer. It says found new hardware but I can't get it to do anything else. I have the updated version of Media player and Window XP / SP3. What else can I do?

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The problem is you have not installed the drivers yet all mp3 player have to have some sort of drivers in order to run correctly on your pc if you have you sansa e250 disk still around id recomend reinstalling the information stored on that disk and go from there hopefully this helps you

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My sandisk e250 sansa mp3 player does not boot. shows only SanDisk logo. My computer also do not detect the player as new hardware.


  1. Turn off player.
  2. Slide HOLD button to locked position (towards headphone jack).
  3. Press and hold RECORD while connecting to the PC.
  4. Release RECORD when you see "welcome to recovery mode" on the player's LCD.
  5. Open My Computer/Windows Explorer and see if you can find a new removable flash drive labeled "16MB-FORMAT".
  6. Right click on 16MB-FORMAT and select New Folder.
  7. Name the new folder "sansa.fmt" (without the quotes).
  8. Wait one minute.
  9. Reset HOLD back to unlocked position.
  10. Disconnect player from PC.
  11. Wait for player to reboot.

Jan 27, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e250 does not appear in Windows Media Player when connected


Go intothe Settings menu of the Sansa and change USB Mode from MTP mode to MSC mode or vice versa

Jan 11, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa E250 how do I put songs onto the mp3


Go to My Computer and then look for the Sansa 250 icon there. If it doesn't show up, unplug the USB cord and plug it in again. Once you have the icon visible in My Computer, click on it twice and open it up. To load content, go to wherever you have MP3 files or whatever and use Windows Explorer to copy the content from your computer to the Sansa. You can also manage it through Real Player or other MP3 players (Media Monkey).

Dec 24, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Trouble revealing & deleting sansa e250 mp3 player files


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

Dec 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Pleaze help


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.

Jun 14, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SD card wont let me add anything


I don't think that the sansa e250 supports sdhc cards these cards 4gb and up are only compatible with newer electronics

Jan 28, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e250 firmware problem


Verify that the device DOES NOT say RHAPSODY on the back or E2**R. This would indicate the rhapsody version, whereas the firmware is totally different.

If it is simply a E200, try this;

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

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/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.

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Nov 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e250 not working!


Try this;

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

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/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.


Please RATE my solution at the bottom.

Best of Luck.

Nov 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Broken


hi try formating the mp3 then check if it still has the music.

Jun 30, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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