Question about SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Wont turn on and Computer wont reconize it...

I had my Sanasa e200 4G plugged in for a few hours on the USB last night to move some music around. It worked fine lastnight..listened to it a half hour no problems. I go to plug it in to get rid of a couple "bad track"s, the MP3 screen shows that it's connected but the computer doesn't reconize it. I unplugged it to replug it in incase the connection wasn't correct, and the main menu stayed on(MP3)didn't reconize it ws plugged in, then it shut off and I can't get it to turn back on.What happened? Is it broken? Did I do something wrong? It's brand new and I've only had it since sept07.HELP!!!

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • 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
Re: Wont turn on and Computer wont reconize it...

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.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: Wont turn on and Computer wont reconize it...

I Dont Know What Happened But The Same Thing Happened To Me Today. I Put It On The Computer To Charge Overnight To Enable Me To Listen To It The Next Morning.I Took It Off Of The Charger At Around 5:30 A.M. And It Worked Perfectly Fine And I Was Listening To It On The Bus (We Had State Marching Band In Cedar Rapids) And Then It Shut Off And It Will Not Work, And Before This Incident It Did Freeze Up On Me Quite A Bit And It Would Stay On And The Power Button Would Not Shut It Off, But I Did However Find That If You Press And Hold The Select Button Or The Record Button It Will Shut Off In Little To No Time, But Yeah It's Plugged Into My Computer Now So It Is Not A Battery Issue. HELP!!! -Mac

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Played in car once. Then plugged in to computer. Now all it says coby on the screen when turned on or plugged in computer. Device manager will not reconize . When not plugged in to computer and turned on...

same problem, only i didnt paly it in car, just around the house for a few min. System , device manager sees it as Other USB device with yellow error icon, so doesnt recognize it, even though 20min before i was moving songs onto it np from same computer. piece of ****

Dec 25, 2009 | Coby MP-610 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Freezes when plugged into USB

Hi .
You Can Download Free MP3 From Youtube By This Site :
If you didn't found Your Favorite Music In Youtube Try These Sites : or

Sep 27, 2009 | Philips GoGear SA6185/37 Digital Media...

1 Answer

Wont charge

a nice firmware update should repair all that
go to this website and find the good mp3 player
select your operating system and download the firmare
plug your mp3 and run the firmware
select the good device and you should be able to listen music after and turn your mp3 off.
Good luck

Jun 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

2 Answers

My itouch wont let me turn it off, or type password for home scre

I had this same problem but iff you hold the homw and power button at the same time for 10secs it turns it off but doesn't reset it!

Jan 29, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

My granddaughter got the coby mp3 player mp-c883.... I plugged it into my computer which recognizes it however when I try to sinq music from my windows media player 11 it says connect to device and wont...

Pull Mp3 player out of the USB port. Walk directly to trash can. Discard immediately. Turn around and give yourself a swift kick in the arse for not doing this sooner. I've wasted hours on this as well.

Dec 29, 2008 | Coby MP-C883 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Help me with my mp3 player!

hay take it back to shop aned get a new one

Jun 03, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

IT wont turn on

tyr holding both the power button and the play button for 20seconds at the sametime

Dec 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

1 Answer

My zen v plus wont turn on

Zen V is dead
"If your Zen V is dead, wont respond to anything, try this, plug it in to the computer, hold the power switch in the on position, THEN trigger the reset button, worked like a charm for mine, I had thought it a lost cause."

Dec 26, 2007 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

2 Answers


For one, you don't need the CD to put music on the Opal. It's a plug and play device. Go to My Computer on your desktop and you will see under Audio Devices "OPAL". Click on that and you'll see a folder called "Media" and that's where you put your music.

For not turning on, click Pause/Play twice

For charging, You need to plug in the USB cord into the computer to charge it. Wait 3 hours. The Opal doesn't have a real long battery life, i'd say around 10-15 hours. So you'll be needing to charge it quite a bit.

Dec 23, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

1 Answer

This damn thing....

Charge the player - it needs to be charged daily.

Dec 18, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player Logo

119 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SanDisk MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts


Level 3 Expert

93861 Answers

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a SanDisk MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides