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Post-Firmware Upgrade Problems

I have a sansa c250 without the FM features. just recently i upgraded the firmware to 01.01.05E using the sansa updater. now i have two problems:
1-)my computer detects the player as an MTP Media Player(it used to detect the player as MCS). it bugs me when i cant see my player as a seperate disk drive.
2-)when i plug my player to the computer, it starts to charge. that's normal but when i unplug it(i can't "remove it safely" because computer detects it as MTP Media Player), it still shows the "Connected" screen and i can't turn it off(or on, i don'know if it counts as "on") with the power button. the only way i figured was to remove the battery. but when i do that it doesn't show the songs i added in the last session. what should i do? please help!!!

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Uninstall the MTP Device method in the FAQ below:
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

Posted on May 25, 2008

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plug in the usb jack
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since sansa doesnt post this on their website, check out the anythingbutipod forums

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Not enough spacE!


What i would recommend you go to do is to format your device using the windows media player1.gif and then do a firmware upgrade on the device..the problem you are experiencing right now is because your firmware is corrupted..once you do that should be able to use your device without any problems...
To format your device using windows media1.gif player//

Assuming that you are running windows media player1.gif 11

Go to your sync tab and right click on the device and hit format..
DO NOT USE MY COMPUTER TO FORMAT YOUR DEVICE...
once the format is completed get the firmware upgrade for the device...
just follow the link to get the firmware upgrade

http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

**Please rate accordingly..**

Thank you
Computerrep

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