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Sansa m250 not recognized by comp

I've put the songs I have on it currently through a friends computer just fine and the player works normally. But I tried to run it through my computer with ME and did the MSC option with a troubleshooter over the phone to no avial with that particular OS. So now I'm trying my other computer with XP but it is not recognized when I connect the USB to the player. I tried the firmware update from but without the computer being able to talk to the player it is not able to update. Any suggestions to get back to ground zero with my player or solve my connectivity problem would be appriciated.

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  • ami1 Dec 01, 2007

    I have the same problem. One PC with XP OS find the Sansa m250 and indicate it by a device looks like it.The other PC with XP OS (New one) can't indicate that device.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    hii my sansa m250 is not detected by my PC .When I put the cable into USB port player is showing 'USB connected'.....but my system is not detected.could anyone show me the solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    I have kind of the same problem. My comp isn't recognising the player as a drive, and earlier today it was. I'm not sure what happened, it just won't recognise it. But my WMP recognises it. Only thing is, I can't get the songs to show up on my player. I can put songs on it, and take up the memory, but I can't get them to show up.

  • emu5088 Jun 21, 2008

    Thanks groman. The other USB option is MSC. (The default is MTP). Your suggestion is all fine and dandy if you put your music on the MSC mode. However, MTP mode is the default and the preferred mode to put music on.

    So for me, it wont recognize it when it's in MTP mode, but it recognizes it when it's in MSC mode, but none of my music is on that mode!

    Here's my situation.. I have 2 other PC's in my house and they all recognize it fine. My laptop used to have Vista on it, and that recognized it fine. But I reformatted and put xp on here, and it doesn't recognize it. This is frustrating. Any other suggestions?


  • SLAVAY1 Jun 29, 2008

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All you have to do is go to menu, settings, theres a usb option, choose the one that isnt auto detect, and plug it in, make sure you uninstalled the brokendriver first, and it will do it for you

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  • gromanknight May 27, 2008

    oh and turn off the mp3 before you plug it in



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