Wmp sometimes does not recognize, will not format, cannot recover
Had problems before and recover and format solutions found on here worked great. Now, wmp sometimes does not recognize my player (e280); when it does, does not allow me to format it (option is greyed out). Tried to recover and format but this does not work now. Tried to go into player and reset it back to factory settings and that does not work. I also made sure player is in MSC mode. I now have songs downloaded, only 2 work and cannot get them off. I just want to start all over with it.
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Try someone elses computer I had to use my friends labtop Go to my computer click on folder scroll to sansa and open the media folder and open each sub folder and delete manually then delete the folders themselfs then format a couple of times hope this works
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Most mp3 players excluding apple will work with Windows Media Player. Open WMP and connect your mp3 player to it. The player should recognize it.. sometimes it takes a few tries to get it to go. Once it does recognize it you can use WMP to manage your mp3 players content hope this helps
First you must compress the CD to an Mp3 format. You can use a multitude of programs to do this. I find that it is easiest if you are new to just use Windows Media Player. You can tweak it by adjusting your preferences as far as the compression. I think it defaults to WMA format @ 128kbs. You can change this to Mp3 @ whatever kbs you want ... remember the higher the kbs the higher the quality of the recording .. you can compress up to 360kbs which is what I would recommend. Although the file will be much larger. Anyway open WMP ( Windows Media Player) ,,, and if you don't want to change any of the setting just insert the cd into your computer... It will show up in your WMP and ask you if you want to add to Library. agree and add it to your library.. from there you need to connect your Mp3 player to your computer. Add the songs by highlighting them and adding them to your sync list.... when you are done adding the music you want to the list click sync and this will add it to your mp3 player... Sometimes you will find that WMP doesn't recognize the player.. I believe you can hit F5 key and it searches for the player ... Sometimes it works sometimes you have to start over by reconnectin your player to the pc.. Mess around with it .. you can always delete the music off of your WMP and start from scratch... hope this helps
Hah, figured it out! Had to roll back my version of WMP, which can simply be done by (in XP) going to Start > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs, and then click on WMP11 in the program list. Click remove, and it will ask if you want to roll back to the previous version of Windows. Click yes, and it will roll it back to the previous version of WMP11. Now, assuming you have an active internet connection, after you restart your computer, it will ask if you want to update your WMP. Click yes, and it will re-install the version you started out with, replacing drivers, .dlls, and anything you were missing before hand. Long story short, the solution was patching the holes in the program. I can now plug my Sansa Clip 2GB into the USB port, and WMP will recognize it right away (I can almost hear a small voice from inside my computer saying "would you like tea with that, mr. guy?" hah). I also found out you can have more than one media player connected at the same time! How cool is that? Great if you're trying to set up multiple players with the same playlists (promotional type stuff, business type stuff, etc.).
I'v had problems with my Sansa 280r (I think)... everything was working fine for about two years and then I recently tried adding a new playlist and everything went funny.. WMP would only see it in MCS mode and not in MTP which is the wrong way around and when I sync everything appeared to work fine until I disconnected it and there was nothing on the player. So I hooked it back up, tried sysc again but it said that all the songs were already onn the device yet it was still empty when I unhooked it.
I tried everything from uninstalling it in Device Manager to reformatting it but nothing worked... Looked for drivers on San Disk but there are none.
Anyway, I had actually given up and was looking at new MP3's on the San Disk site and I noticed a link to download WMP 11... I kinda thought I had that version already but rather than even checking, I hit the download button... My sansa has been 100% ever since... I reckon I must have lost or damaged some files or components and it was affecting how WMP was interacting with the SANSA.
If your having any problems with your Sansa, these are the steps I would try.
1) Put the device iin MCS mode (Settings/USB Mode/MCS)
2) Hook it up to your computer and double click 'My Computer'
3) The player should show up here as a drive... Right click and select 'Format' (Personally I used the long format... not sure why but it doesnt take long)
4) Disconnect the player
5) Download WMP11 and restart your PC
6) Change your USB mode on the player to MTP
7) Open WMP and connect the MP3... You should see it straight away as a new device and it will ask you to name it (Delete any old references in WMP that you used to use as this is a new "partnership" your setting up... Just right click the old name and select 'End Sync Partnership)
Hope this helps... If not you someone else somewhere... Pain teaches well !!!!!
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
I have the sleek photo and mine bugged out. It would go to
the splash screen and then go blank and just sit there. Nothing would
respond. I tried reset, reboot and other things too. My pc
also would not recognize the player. To make a long story short, I
tried other suggestions I found on the web. They didn't work and my
player would now only go to a garbled splash screen and go right to the
I had the new firmware, but I couldn't
use it because the pc wouldn't detect the goofy player. Then I ran
across a site that mentioned that Windows Media Player can cause player
recognition problems. I removed both WMP (mine was 11) and WMP runtime
using the add/remove programs option on the control panel. I restarted
the pc and BAM! the player was now recognized. I ran the new firmware
application and the player works fine now. The key for me was getting
rid of WMP and the WMP runtime.