Question about MP3 & Digital Media Players
My player was working well for the past 3 months. Suddenly nowadays whenever i attach it to the computer, the computer really slows down. All my files got deleted in it automatically. Whenever i copy past a song it tells that path is not specific or there is an error. I was once able to copy an akon song but minues after they say that the write failed. Please help.
You need to be in MSC mode to do deletion in My Computer; put in MSC mode in the settings menu under USB, then plug in, go to My Computer and open it as a drive, go to Music folder and delete by rightclicking on songs and choosing delete. You can also format the player by rightclicking on the drive letter of the sansa and choosing format. If you are deleting from a program like Rhapsody (ugh) or windows media player, you will get a lot of issues and not all will delete. Stick with My Computer in MSC. Also as a side note, make sure you have all file folders showing including hidden files in the tools menu in My Computer
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
I just repaired/reformatted my 1.0 GB Ilo following the instructions below with no problems:
After it has found the ilo, it will say, "A device has been detected in recovery mode and is being initialized. Please wait."
The ilo should come back to life and start showing it's glorious "USB Connected" screen.
The "Firmware Update" window should appear. Select "Format Data Area" to rid the player of corrupted firmware data. And click "Start".
It can take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes to re-flash the ilo and the program might appear to have locked up, but it hasn't. So don't close the program or disconnect the ilo!
If the program fails to find the ilo and gives you an error like, "Device Timeout" or something similar, you need to reinstall the ilo drivers. This can be done by inserting the ilo cable into a USB port it has never been plugged into before. Or you can reinstall the drivers by reinstalling the Rave-MP program. (Remove it, restart the computer, and then install it again).
Although, plugging it into a new USB port is the fastest and easiest option.
If your player won't even turn on, follow these instructions first and then those above:
First, remove the battery. While this isn't necessary to get the player into recovery mode, it insures the unit will not power on before the cable is inserted.
On the ilo, hold the "Power" button down while inserting the USB cable. Continue holding the power button down for 5 seconds more after the cable is inserted. The backlight on the ilo will remain off during this time, making the screen appear to be blank.
An hourglass should appear on your computer and Windows should say,
"Found new Hardware 'SMTP3500".
Posted on May 20, 2008
On the MP3 player, go to Settings> USB. If Autodetect is selected, select MSC (only one or the other can be selected).
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
SOURCE: Not able to format my mp3 player
I had the same problem, which I solved by downloading an update to the 530's firmware, at http://www.transcend.nl/support/dlcenter/Driver/TS530FWV1.4.zip
When I ran it, it told me the unit had to be reinitialized, which I accepted. Unit went off, then I unplugged it, plugged it back in, and the new hardware found wizard went on. After letting it run, I got the message that the hardware was installed. However, the unit did not appear in my list of available drives. I then ran the firmware update again, and voila! The unit's memory can be accessed.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
One thing that worked for me was to format the player once I plugged it into the computer. This fixed all the problems. Of course, if you have music on it, make sure that you have it elsewhere too.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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