Question about SanDisk Sansa e130 MP3 Player

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Trouble using an SD Card

When I use my e130 with an SD card (1 GB), I constantly get messages such as 'card inserted' or 'card removed', and my unit reshuffles the songs and starts over.  This happens no matter which buttons I press, even when I'm in the menu somewhere.


The most annoying part is it typically results in the player not recognizing the music on the SD card, and limiting me to the 70 songs on the internal memory.


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • NeonNinja Nov 14, 2007

    All that my player does when I insert the card is sit there with this message "External Card-Checking changes in music content" and it will do nothing unless I take the card out. I let it sit for awhile and all that happened was the battery died. I have tried doing quick formats and even one deep level format of the card, it doesn't seem to help.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    I have the same exact problem

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    format SD card as FAT16 and not FAT32 for e130 / e140 with firmware 1.x.x.10. Firmware should do FAT32. But i could not get my e130 to update to from 1.x.x.10



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If Sansa e130 or 140 is version 1.x.x.10, SD card MUST be formatted as FAT (FAT16). Music files need to be on the root directory for better performance. I have a SD card (2 gig) formatted as FAT16 and the music plays good.

I was not able to upgrade my e130 to Version Firmware.
Hope this helps

Gary L

Posted on Dec 20, 2007


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