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No Drive on Connection

Hi, When i connect my sansa e200 mp3 player with my showing CONNECTED on the mp3 player screen, but does not show any disk drive in my computer. No problem with computer, my pen drive is working fine with it. can someone help?

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Hi, When i connect my sansa e200 mp3 player with my showing CONNECTED on the mp3 player screen, but does not show any disk drive in my computer. No problem with computer, my pen drive is working fine with it. can someone help?

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When you turn on your sansa e200, go to settings, then USB mode, and if its on MSC change it to MTP, or vice versa.. hope that helps!

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I connected my SanDisk Sansa e260 Mp3 player and says connected

You can copy the music from the computer to the Player My Computer\Sansa e200...\music or to a micro sd-card.

Download user manual SanDisk e200 series.
Just pick the language you need.

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How do you delete photos from Sansa e200 MP3 Player?

If you go into Windows Media Player, you have to change the Library option from Music to Photos and THEN go into the Sync tab - should now display photos instead of music.

Alternatively, you can double-click My Computer, double-click the icon of the Sansa, and find the images or picture folder - you may have to change your usb mode to msc in order to view this folder (don't forget to change it back later, or not all of your files will show up when you want them to). ONLY delete image files - if you delete system files, your mp3 player will become unusable.

Or, you can follow the method reccomended by your manual - the full user's manual is available from Sanidsk's website:
Delete Photos and Video
The photos are stored in 2 locations on your Sansa…My Album and
Thumbnails. The instructions below for deleting photos and video from your
player were created using Windows XP with Windows Media Player 11.
To delete photos from your Sansa, please execute the following steps:
1) Connect your Sansa e200 to your computer
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
3) Click the drive containing your photos
4) Click on the photo folder.
5) Highlight and delete the photos stored in My Computer\Sansa
e200\...\Photo\My Album and My Computer\Sansa
e200\...\Photo\thumbnail\My Album.

This will help.Good Luck.

on Mar 10, 2010 | MP3 & Digital Media Players


For Version 2 Sansa E200 Series and Version 2 Sansa C200 Series

As you have notice, these version of player will not have the USB Mode / Mode ( FOr Rhapsody Players ) and / USB for sansa C200 series. If you want to have your player detected by the computer as a removable disc drive or as a MSC drive you can perform this easy steps.

For Sansa E200 Players and C200 version 2 Players.

1. Enable the Hold Switched for it to show a red color.
2. Press and Hold the Rewind button the " << " then connect to the computer.
3. Connect the player to the computer and dont let go of the Rewind Button " << " , you will notice that the player would be detected as a removable drsc drive in the My Computer Window.

*For Load Main Image Failed Problems and player Freezing on the Refresh Database Screen will be post later*

on Dec 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa e200 load main image failed

If this happened after updating your firmware, the Sansa FAQ from here says try this -

03. "Load image failed" appears after updating e200 firmware Applies to the following Operating Systems:
  1. Windows XP, Vista
This error may be caused by the firmware failing to load or the file system is corrupted.
STEP 1 – Reset the player
  1. Press and hold the Power button for approximately 30 seconds.
  2. Turn the player back on.
If the error persists, proceed to steps 2 and 3.
STEP 2 – Connect the player in Recovery Mode
  1. Turn off the player.
  2. Slide the Hold/Lock switch on top of the player so an orange color is showing.
  3. Press and hold the REC button and connect the device to the computer.
  4. A message will appear on the device display screen confirming the connection and a 16MB partition will be viewable in My Computer.
  5. Release the REC button.
STEP 3 – Download and update the firmware
  1. Download the firmware from the Sansa Forum.
  2. Open the zip file
  3. Extract all the firmware files to the 16MB-FORMAT drive.
  4. Disconnect the player.
  5. Slide the Hold switch to the unlock position.
  6. Turn on the player

Dec 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Computer to mp3 connection

The e200 series players support a different kind of usb transfer that is designed to be used with media players such as Windows Media Player and Winamp. Go to Settings>USB mode and change that to MSC. This will allow it to show up as a portable drive in the Windows directory.

If your problems are with the player, make sure that the device is completely off when you connect it to the computer, and that the Hold switch is not activated. If neither of these suggestions help, post again with as many specifics as you can.

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Sansa e260

Acquire a new cable for your mp3. Loose connections on the usb cable makes your mp3 player unreadable by your system. Once you got yourself a new usb cable, you're good to go again with your gadget.

A Simple Thank You is Good Enough.

Jan 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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I didnt get my drivers CD in my Sansa E200 pack What should I do

Dec 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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No Drive on Connection

Use volume + method below:
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

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Nov 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Problems with my sansa e200 mp3 player

The Media Converter software?

The Sansa Media Converter is only for converting & transferring Pictures and Videos. If this is what you want to do, change the mode on the device Settings>Mode or USB mode to MSC.

Best of Luck.

Nov 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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