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How do i make my sansa to be seen by my system

Hi pls can any one tell me how to format or what to do, cos my sansa E260 is not recornised by any system again,

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Re: how do i make my sansa to be seen by my system

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 14, 2007

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Can i get videos on my sansa e260 without the converter and if i can can you tell me how

You need to use a converter of some sort to convert videos (and photos) to a format the Sansa can handle. You can download the Windows version of the Sansa Media Converter from

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You need to use the supplied Sansa Media Converter program to convert videos to a format the Sansa can handle. If you don't have the SMC, you may download it here.

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I have the sana e260 and i downloaded the sansa media converter but when i tell it to convert video files it says my sansa cannot play video and i need to download quicktime

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Dec 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 firmware

Mine was a bit more FUBAR I guess. I have a Sansa e260. I had rockbox on it, went to switch back to the firmware. Uninstalled rockbox and on reboot... the e260 was refreshing the database and then came to a frozen green screen.

My e260 was already in MSC mode. I did the steps above but was still stuck.

The solution that worked was one posted by "Slaughter" on anythingbutipod.

The ultimate fix for all e2xx v1 problems - Format, enter recovery mode, downgrade firmware Link (you'll need to format the drive), reinstall newest firmware via newest Sansa Updater, reload tunes.

Dec 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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oh because the format of your music is not WMA, WAV, or MP3

Feb 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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A bunch of little problems!!

Hi moogle. Normally a 4GB player should hold about 1000 songs, but then again there are disclaimers from companies that it depends on the file format and the length of the songs that you download to the player. For example, an MP3 file is twice as large as a WMA file, etc. Well, granted you're downloading songs of about 3-4 minutes average length, then there may be a possibility that some corruption has taken place in the memory of the player. You may need to format the player to completely remove these corruptions. Here's how to format your E260: (1) Set your player to MSC mode by navigating its Menu as follows: Menu > Settings > USB Mode > "MSC" (2) Plug your E260 to your computer (are you using Windows XP or ME?). Your Operating System should recognize the player as a "Removable Disk" and will be assigned a drive letter. (3) Right-click on the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa E260, then select "Format" (4) When the Format window appears, make sure that the file system type is set to "FAT32", and that the "Quick Format" checkbox at the bottom of the window remains un-checked. Click "Start " to begin the process and follow the on-screen prompts. Formatting the player, though, will erase all your files but will clear the player of any corruption. Make a back up if you wish before formatting. (5) Unplug your player and switch the mode back to MTP if you like. MTP is used for subscription songs while MSC is generally used for non-licensed songs (like songs from Limewire, songs ripped from CD's, etc.). (6) Transfer your songs again to the player I hope this helps. Normally this would solve the little glitches in your player. If it doesn't, leet me know... there may be another solution I could offer. Syd :)

May 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Problem With Format

Hi, you may want to try using the manufactures preferred method or better still update the firmware. It is available at Please let me know if this woprks out ok with your Sansa e260. Regards

Apr 09, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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