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Sandisk e260 My Sandisk will stay connected to the computer until i try to add tracks. It will download one or two songs before it fails and disconnects from the computer. It also will not let me reformat. Although when the mp3 player is not connected to the computer it runs great. what do you think is happening?

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Sounds like some data may be corrupt.

This will wipe it clean and you can start over.

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 27, 2007


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