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Computer says no files on device

On my replacement sansa c250, the computer lets me load files on the player only when I format, and thus lose everything that is there already. I can not view the files on the Sansa on my computer. Could computer be confusing my new player with the returned player as I do not know how to delete the previous Sansa? Neither the computer nor the player recognize my Micro Sd card that worked in the previous sansa and has 1gb of music installed I have removed the sd card but that did not help.The player will not sync except in format. I use wma 11

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Open device manager under the Control Panel to view hardware and devices. There should be a tab under portable devices that recognizes the Sansa c250. If their is a yellow exclamation point, then most likely the device has stopped working. Right click on it, and uninstall the device. Unplug your Sansa, wait a couple seconds, then plug it back in. Let it do its thing. If this does not solve your problem, then you should deffinately call the manufacturer.

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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...

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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

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Successfully downloading music onto Sansa c250


Here is a link to the manual:
http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/user-guides/c200-ug-eng.pdf

If you are certain that all of the files are in mp3 format, then your best bet would be to change the USB Mode of the player - if it is in MSC Mode, chnge it to MTP Mode and vice versa - instructions for doing this are in the manual.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Says i need to free 4mb of space


You need to format the device:
Format
This will format your Sansa c200 player’s internal memory
1) Select Settings from the Main Menu.
2) Select Format
3) Select Yes to format the internal memory or No to cancel.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa c250 freezes while refreshing database


I got my c250 to turn off while frozen by holding the "menu" and "select" buttons down at the same time for a few seconds.

Jan 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Reformatting songs/mp3 player


The Sandisk site says that your dad's device should play .wav, .mp3 and .wma files. Has the player EVER worked? I got a C250 for my wife as a Christmas present and my computer recognized but refused to communicate with it UNTIL I DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED THE FIRMWARE UPDATE. The player was a paperweight until then. It turned on and played the demo files pre-loaded on it, but I couldn't transfer a single file into it. Just a thought. Here's the link:
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
good luck.
groove_guy

Jan 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa


I had the "Refresh Database" problem with my C250, it just sat there after turning it on! However, the GOOD NEWS is, I corrected it! First I connected it to my PC, then FORMATTED the unit. This gave me an empty player that at least would turn on. Then I downloaded the Sansa "Updater" from the SanDisk website. After setting up the updater software, I connected the C250. It automatically checked for any new firmware, and loaded it into the player. After that I restarted the C250 and it again came up OK without any music loaded. The last thing I did was to load only 1.8 GB worth of music files. My take on the problem is that if you overload the memory, or interupt a file while loading, then the "datbase" function never gets done. I've had mine running for about a week now without problems! Hope it works for you too! <Good Luck> David

Dec 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Can't delete songs off my MP3 (sansa c250 2G)


You should format the device thru My Computer>Device Name (c250)>Right Click and select FORMAT.




Best of Luck.

Nov 07, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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HELP ME PLZ


That's a pretty weird problem. The only suggestion I can give you is to check to make sure the music you put on was 1) in mp3 or wav format and 2) if this is music you have purchased, to ensure you have the rights properly set to play the music

Aug 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa C250- accidentally formatted using MAC


ITS RELATIVELY DIFFICULT TO REFORMAT THE DEVICE NOW INSTALL THE SOFTWARE FULLY INTO AN WINDOS OS THEN CLICK OPEN THE EXPLORING TOOL FOR YOU MP3 PLAYER WHICH IS BUNDLED UP ON YOU SOFTWARE CD AND LOOK FOR ANY BUTTON SHOWING BROWSE MY PLAYER AND CHECK FOR THE INITIALIZE OR FORMAT PLAYER UTTON THIS WILL DO THE TRICK ONE QUESTION TO CAN YOU STILL COPY FILES TO THE PLAYER

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