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Sansa e280 when connected to usb cable/computer, or, when I turn my Sansa e280 on the display screen is just to bright, there's no contrast, so any icon's are almost not visible, even after adjusting brightness to down icon's are still almost not visible.

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Where can I get cables to connect to my USB inputs on my computer?

Try Google the Internet for USB cables. You need to make sure you get the correct connector that matched you MP3 player.

Feb 27, 2013 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Music folder is not detect

With a desktop computer and the USB cable you can transfer music to your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. Simply hook the USB cable up to an available USB port and begin dragging music files to the folders of your SanDisk MP3 player1 Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer.
2 Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player.
3 Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player's memory are displayed.

4 Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer's memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player.

5 Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list.

6 Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

Nov 19, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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How do you reform a Sansa E280E MP3 player. video files stored is corrupted and unable to be deleted through normal means.

Hello there...

To format your mp3 player please do the following

Connect one end of the USB cable to your player and the other end to an open USB port on your computer. Your computer will recognize the new device.

Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop. You will see your Sansa e280 player's icon listed as a removal disk together with other hard drives on your computer.

Right-click the Sansa e270 icon. Scroll down and click "Format." When the format window opens, click "Start." The formatting will erase any current information on the drive. Depending on the memory capacity, it could be a quick process or take a little longer.

I hope this solves your problem,,,

Jul 03, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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My Sansa e280 is not downloading my playlists from Windows Media. I have tried dragging and dropping the playlists from my computer music folder to the Sansa folder and it still will not write to the mp3...

The Sansa e280 can be operated in 2 ways of USB connection modes: MSC or MTP.

In MSC mode, viewing the player as a removable disk, the "copy
and paste" or "drag and drop" method will work.
In MSC mode always through the "safely remove hardware" icon, click to remove the player's disk before taking out the USB cable.

In MTP mode, operating the player in software like Windows Media Player: under Library or Sync,
first create a playlist
next sync the playlist.
In MTP mode, follow up the warning or text in the software that gives permission when to disconnect the player.

Apr 11, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Im not sure how to put songs on my mp3

Connect your device to your computer using USB cable. Then go to My Computer. You can see the MP3 Player drive. Just double click it and you can copy and paste there your songs

May 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Mp3 turns off/on wont charge

one of my friends had the same problem

try this...

1 put on hold and hold record button while u turn on (your sansa is now in recovery mode)
2 connect your sansa to your comp via usb cable a box should show up saying the firmware version
3 close the window and disconnect your sansa (it will restart)

I hope my post was helpful let me know!!!!

Mar 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa e280 won't turn on

hi sir..
please install the firmware. i will solve it. follow thw link it will be useful . rate it sir..

Sep 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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My pc is nt supporting to mp3 player

just in the player go to settings and there will be a option usb or card reader change it to usb and then icon will be displayed on the pc and then you can copy the pics ,songs etc...

Jun 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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You can Format your device by using the Sansa Media Converter, Windows Media Player, or manually through "My Computer". Best and easiest way is through "My Computer".

Connect your player. Go to "My Computer" > right click "Sansa e200" > drop down to "Format".

Or do it on Windows Media Player. Connect the player and open up Windows Media Player. Go to the "Sync" tab. Click on the arrow underneath it. Drop down to "Sansa e280" and then to "Format". This can only been done in Windows Media Player 11.

Or go to format under one of the options of the Menu Bar on the Sansa Media Converter. How-to videos. Look under "Sansa MP3 Player" option 8. "Windows Media Player 11" option 9. For how-to methods provided by sandisk on formatting.
Let me know if you need adtional help
P.S. Please rate accordingly
Thank You

Feb 09, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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E280 and my computer do not connect

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:
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

Oct 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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