Question about SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

The whole thing is actin up im about to cry

Ok, so my E250 decided to act a fool. First, i trid to remove all the music files so i can add new ones, now it will not let me add any from my window media player. Every time i attempt the songs read error and refuse to upload. Secondly it will not charge. It has been on the charger for a day and only the black sandisk screen will appear, and doesnt change so i doubt its being charged. When i leave it alone then try to turn it back on it says battery is too low.ALso when i try to sync songs it will disconnect itself from windows edia player altho the USB is still plugged in. Im distraught Ive only had it for 7 months and i NEED my Mp3. Please Email me @ when you have an answer that woudl be greatly appreciated *Kat

Posted by on

  • grammakat Sep 30, 2007

    i reseated the battery but still when i put it on the charger it will not move from the sandisk beginning screen. does anyone have any other suggstions?



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 626 Answers

Kat, You have a few issues, but they are easily resolved. Battery - the battery inside has come loose from the contacts. You will need to remove and re-seat the battery to allow it to charge / function. Not able to transfer files - sounds like your device may be full or close to it. Best solution would be to format the device to remove all the music and start over. With the device connected, go to My Computer, right click on the device name (e250) and select FORMAT. Just click start and ok, to the delete all music prompt. If you are not able to format, change the mode on the device Settings>mode or USB Mode and try again. If you have more questions, just add to this one. Best of Luck.

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

  • Timothy D
    Timothy D Sep 30, 2007

    You can try this;

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

    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.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1996 Grand Caravan Backfiring through intake

sounds like you didn't get the wires on the correct plugs .

Mar 03, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Can't find music files

it might be a virus attack
try this
brows the player on a computer.
from the folder option, make view options as
show hidden files
uncheck Hide protected operating system files press OK
if u can see all files, then select all files(Ctrl+A). Right click on a selected file, select properties. In the properties dialog box uncheck Hidden, System and press ok
Hope now u can see all the files.
good luck

Jun 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Sansa e250

Make a copy of one of the files, and try changing the extension to .mp3.

Apr 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Expandable Memory

If music won't load onto Micro Sd card:
1) go to settings
2) go to USB mode
3)change to MSC format

Now you're good to go.

Nov 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

How do i delete songs off of my sansa e250?

You can manually delete the music thru My Computer. Just click on the device name, and open the Music folder. If you dont have a Music folder, you need to enable hidden files and folders on your computer. Best of Luck.

Sep 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

My sansa wont work HELP PLZ

Ok, I have a Sansa e250 2.0 BG. I have an extra memory card but w/e thats not part of the problem. So, when I downloaded music, I accidently put more music on the Sansa memory and it made it too full. So now it has to do a system restart everytime I turn it on. Which is really annoying. And then I tried to delete some music so It would stop doing that and I could update it, But it shows up on my computer as there being no music. So theres nothing to delete! But it says the memory is full! HELP!!!!

Mar 22, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

3 Answers

Deleting files from Sansa e250

The only way I know to delete music files or voice or FM recordings, is straight from the User's manual on the CD: 1. Set the e250 to MSC mode. 2. Plug it in to your computer with the USB connector. 3. Open the Sansa e250 drive in My Computer and browse to the MUSIC folder (or RECORD folder)and delete the files there. (That's where you also add music files, by dragging from other explorer windows.) To delete (or add) photo and video files, you have to use the Media Converter, which you install from the disk that came with the e250.

Feb 18, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player Logo

26 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SanDisk Audio Players & Recorders Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Gyula Lacz

Level 3 Expert

484 Answers

Are you a SanDisk Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides