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Not showing safely remove hardware icon in the sys tray. how to remove the player now?

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Re: sansa mp3 player

If the player is in MTP/Autodetect you can just unplug the player from the computer. You can check this by going to the My Computer window and see if the player is listed and if it has a drive letter before it, if it dont have a drive letter then it means the player is in MTP/Autodetect you can just unplug the player from the computer.

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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Computer does not show entire contents of mp3 player.

Albums that have been put on the player in Windows Media Player in MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode can be viewed in the Microsoft Media Player.
Hidden music can be viewed in MSC mode when switching the player into this mode, viewing the player as a removable disk. Warning: when switching the player into MSC mode be sure to go through safely remove hardware, the icon in the right corner of the computer's screen.
How to switch to MSC mode, have a view in the manual. Select your version player online from the support page:

More information about hidden files in the operating system on the computer, see next link:

When needing more help, just add a comment in this thread.

Feb 27, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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I can't get the songs downloaded from my Windows Media Center to the sansa m240 MP3

Once your MP3 player is connected to the computer, open Windows Media Player. Click on the "Sync Music" tab. Drag songs that you want from your Windows Media Library over to the "Sync Music" column to create a playlist. Click the "Begin Sync" tab at the bottom once you have all of the songs on your playlist. This action will sync all of the songs to your MP3 player with one click. Disconnect your device once songs have been transferred by clicking on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the bottom-right side of the desktop tray.

Sep 30, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Deleted songs from sansa e260 still show up on the menu

Turn the player off.

Push the HOLD button to the locked position.

Press and hold the RECORD button while connecting to PC.

Let go of RECORD button when you see Welcome to Recovery Mode on the player's LCD.

You are now connected in, you guessed it, Recovery Mode. Open My Computer and you will find a new removable flash drive labeled, 16MB-FORMAT.


Open the 16MB-FORMAT volume in My Computer and create a new folder on the drive in its root directory. Name the folder sansa.fmt, use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray, and disconnect the player from the PC. The player should now format itself. If all goes well the format will be successful. If not, I suspect you might have a defective internal memory module. If it is defective, you can replace it with one from another v1 or Rhapsody model unit. You can often find defective players on eBay for parts. The memory module from the e250, e260, e270, or e280 will work just so long as its from a v1 or R model.

Aug 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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I was updating my Sansa e250 player while connected to my computer (windows xp), and then when I disconnected it (using the "safely disconnect hardware button), the usual message appeared on the Sansa --...

You will need to get your player into Recover mode.

1) Move "Hold Switch" to "Hold"
2) Press REC switch and power on switch untill the display shows "Recover Mode"
3) Then connect your player to your PC. The player should now show up as a removable drive.
4) Open "Notepad" on your PC and save an empty file named sansa.fmt on that removable drive.
5) Safely remove the drive and move "hold" switch to "No-Hold"
6) The display should say something like "formatting"
7) Then your Sansa will restart in MTP mode.

May 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Safely disconnecting Sansa C250 from Laptop with Vista

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

Dec 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Hi have you still got the software that came with it if so then try reinstalling this but if that dont help the problem then you might need to put the device in recovery mode and donwnload the latest firmware

Apr 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Icon doesn't show up in my computer

Do a firmware upgrade first. If not allowed, then download the Sansa Connect Recovery Tool from:

"Safely remove hardware" is a normal function of Windows - it allows you to disconnect your Mp3 player without messing it up (unplugging any mp3 player while it is still "thinking" is the number one reason for mp3 player failure - always be patient with mp3 players, and try to always use the Safely Remove Hardware feature of Windows).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Stuck in "sandisk initializing screen"

To those that are having problems with the MP3 player not being recognized. With Windows XP there is a little Icon on your Systems Tray that is called the "Safely Remove Harware Icon". Not using this Icon when unpluging MP3''s or zip drives can cause your PC to no longer recognize it. Toshiba Satellite laptops are known for this, others probably have the same problem. The solution here is to install the latest update of the ACPI Flash Bios for the Toshiba Satellite computer. Maybe this is also the problem with other PCs. To prevent these problems allways click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon before removing the MP3 player or any USB flash drive
1 With your m240 set to MSC and connected, go to "My Computer" and "right click" on the "Sansa m240" icon and select "Properties"
2 In that window, select the "Hardware" tab
4. In that "All Disk Drives" window, highlight the "Sansa m240" drive and select "Properties" (at the bottom)
5. In that window, select "Policies"
6. And there, set it to " Optimize for Quick Removal" and click OK and OK again

Dec 02, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Disconnecting from the computer

anything that comnnects via usb as a portable device will be in the taskbar somehere normally a little grey icon with a green arrow above it, right click it and select the remove hardware device you need to remove.

Sep 07, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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