Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player
Look, all I want to do is start off fresh and new by reseting EVERYTHING. The Songs, videos, pictures, etc. I recently had a load of problems with it and I got most of them figured out but some are still occuring. Like my doubled songs. I Need To Restart The Whole Thing So I Can Get It Right This Time So I Don't End Up On This Site Again, no offense to www.fixya.com. Please, yall, put your thinking caps on and please help me.....POR FAVOR! I would like to reset my e260 i need to get rid of all the files on it but when i try to delete them like normal I can't get rid of them off the player. they still show up but won't play. I also want to get rid of doubled up songs. I can't seem to edit my playlist anymore like add new songs since it's now saying that it's full even though I have no playable music on it. I want everything reset. back to how it was when i first bought it... please help?
Plug into your computer, click on the driver letter it represents, and empty all folders it displays. Don't delete the folders just delete the contents in each one.
Posted on Nov 11, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have an easy and painless way to do this.
First open your mp3 player and go to settings. Under the USB menu change it to MSC. Then plug in the mp3 player to the computer. Open the My Computer on your desktop, right click on the Sansa mp3 player and click Format. Make sure Fat32 is checked and Quick format is UNchecked. Then format the mp3 player. After that it should be clean and work just like a USB drive.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
To reset your device to the original setting...go under settings in the main menu, select reset and hit yes...
Should you have any questions..let me know..
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Posted on Apr 22, 2008
Holding in the power button for 15 seconds or longer should reset it/turn it off. Then, you need to do a firmware upgrade from Sandisk's website so that you can start over from scratch.
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: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
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
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
I had the same problem, I dis almost evething for one week.
For me the solution was this:
After entering the recovery mode (turn off the player, move the hold button to the right, and press the on and rec button, then conecting to the computer).
when the 16 mb folder opens create a NEW FOLDER (not a text document) called "Sansa.fmt". then disconec the usb and it was fixed.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
NOTE: THIS IS AN ADVANCED OPERATION AND RESTORES ALL SETTINGS
TO THE FACTORY DEFAULTS. NORMAL USERS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED
TO PERFORM THIS OPERATION!
If your device freezes up press the Menu button and hold for 15 seconds.
This is like a power down of the device. Once you perform the reset, the adjustments you made during last operation
will be gone.....look and see if there is a boot file in one of the folder on the player. If there is delete this file....This file gets put on the player when booting your computer with the player connected.....Download Update (http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Installer/1082/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe)
I had to use my labtop to recognize 2.0usb port Go to my computer scroll to sansa or your MP3 player and open the music folder and open each sub folder and delete Songs manually then delete the folders them selfs then format a couple of times hope this works One of the cd's I put on my sansa had some file in it that made my tracks bad and was hard to delete follow above it worked
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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