A couple months ago I figured out that our mp3 was shutting off consistently at a certain point on particular files; for some time we thought we were burning through batteries, then realized that it wasn't the batteries or power supply system. These files, however, can be read flawlesslly by my car stereo (via USB connection). Also this seems to be more common with more recently transferred files; in fact, most (or all?) of the most recent crash near the beginning of the file--shortly after the music begins to play.
After crashing I can simply turn it back on, but it crashes at the same point in the same files; other files (especially the first few albums installed nearly a year ago) play with no problem.
I hesitate to re-install problem files since the problem seems to be worse the more recent installed they are.
What do you think is the problem and solution?
I purchased this mp3 player last christmas and we mainly only use it on trips, so haven't actually used it much.
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Re: MP3 Sansa m250: Crashes on certain files
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Either the device is bad, the pc port is bad, or the software is faulty. Try connecting to different usb port, then a usb port on a different pc with a compatible os. If still not recognized, then there is physical damage to player.
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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hi, your sansa m259 mp3 player does not support playing video songs(.wmv).You can listen to the following supported audio files only (.wma or .mp3) in your player. If you want to listen to video songs, try finding the software which converts video files to audio files, convert them and you can listen. Google it up to find numerous software.Hope you are clear now.Please rate my solution as helpful.
I had a similar problem.
This is how I fixed Sansa m250 2GB
I have Windows XP, so if you have a different version of
Windows you might have to do something else.
Connect the player to your computer.
From My Computer open the drive that says SANSA M250
If there is no folder called "audio" make a folder
named that. (this is where your future mp3 files will be stored).
My audio folder was missing, so I had to do this.
Now go back to My Computer right click on the SANSA M250
drive scroll down the menu and open the folder that says "Open As Portable
Now click on the icon that says "SANSA M250"
Now open the folder that says "FOUND.000".
If you are having the same problem that I did all your old
mp3 files will show up with a file extension .CHK instead of mp3 and the names
will be numbers. You can either erase all these & reload all your songs
into the "audio" folder I mentioned previously or you can rename each
file extension to a .MP3 instead of .CHK. (after you change them to .MP3 they
will load on your mp3 player. But, remember if you do choose to rename them
instead of erasing and reloading, when you want to permanently delete them you
will have to access the "FOUND.000" folder again to do that.
Have you tried importing the file from your PC to the Sansa m250 directly rather than from iTunes?
You can also try converting your mp4 files from iTunes into mp3. You will need to re-import your original files into mp3 format. You will need to change also your import settings to Mp3 encoder on iTunes. You can find this by choosing from the Menu bar of iTunes "Edit--->Preferences--->General---->Import Settings--->Import using : Mp3 encoder.