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Sansa e260, with Rhapsody. Sansa turns on, off, on, off continuously

For some reason when I connect my Sansa e260 to Rhapsody 4, the unit starts a continual process of on then off, then on, then off, continuing this cycle about every 5 seconds.  I've tried about everything I can think of to resolve this issue, reformat, software upgrade, etc.  I spent an hour on the phone with Rhapsody who eventually blamed it on the Sansa, but my e260 only seems to have an issue when interfaced with Rhapsody.  I've been using this unit with Rhapsody and it worked fine for about 4 months until recently.  If anyone has a clue how to resolve this issue, I'd love to hear it.

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Uninstall the MTP device in your hardware device manager, or remove it using add/remove hardware in control panel

Then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, 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.
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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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
or
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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this is how to do it READ EVERYTHING DONT SKIP THING

Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode:

1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.

Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1449

Step 2:
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred.

Step 3:
When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

Step 4:
Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully.

Step 5:
Enjoy using your Sansa E260, just like I do. (I love this player)

sorry for so much writing it pays off read this to


) Unzip the downloaded zip file and extract the file pp5022.mi4

2) On your Rhapsody device, go to "Settings" -> "Mode" then select "Rhapsody"

3) With the data cable, plug the USB connector to the USB port on the PC, verify “Connected” is shown on the e200R display

4)On the PC, Check for device “Sansa e200 (E:)” under My Computer.
NOTE: the actual drive letter might be different

5) Drag and Drop pp5022.mi4 from your PC to the root folder of E: drive.
NOTE: Do NOT drop it to “Sansa e200R Rhapsody” device which is the MicroSD card slot

6) Unplug your Rhapsody device.

7) Your Rhapsody device will restart and perform a firmware upgrade and restart again.

When done, go to main menu “Settings” -> “Info” and verify the current version number.

enjoy

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change the mode of the player to MSC from Mtp MODE AND SEE
GO TO SETUP AND ENTER usb MODE AND SELECT msc I THINK THAT SHOULD solve your problem

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You need to format the device to remove the preloaded content. This will also remove any mysic you have transferred onto it. First, change the device to Rhapsody Mode. Settings>Mode or USB Mode>Rhapsody. Then connect the device to your computer. Verify the device says "connected". Then open up the Computer Management on your Computer. Right Click on My Computer, Select Manage, on the left side of the Computer Management window, select Disk Management. Then on the right side at the top you will see the 'C' Drive and under that the Sansa e260 as well. Right click on the Sansa and select "format", dont check anything on the next screen, just press Start, or OK. Your device is now empty. Best of Luck.

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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.

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