Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)

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All sansas I 3 different sansas, and none of them can be detected by windows. When I try it on my other computer it works fine. Other usb devices work like cameras, mouse and keyboard. It will also charge all 3 through usb. So it must be a windows problem.

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Update your USB drivers?

You could try putting the Sansa's in MSC mode.
Depending on your Firmware there will be a USB option under settings (Under USB it might be on Auto just select MSC)
OR you will need to
1)have the player on (but not plugged in)
2)push the HOLD switch tot he right (towards the REC button [see orange in the hold slot]
3)HOLD DOWN the |<< rewind button (keep this held down)
4)plug the cable into the Sansa (assuming the other end is in the USB port)
Wait till you hear it detect it..

If it still does not..

CHECK the Device Manager to SEE if their are any unknown devices under USB unplug the Sansa
Delete the unknown and try steps 1 thru 4 again.
If you do not know how to get to Device Manager then you will need the help of someone who knows these types of things to show you or look this up on the internet.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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My Red Sansa Clip 4GB will not show on any computer i plug it into, It only charges and i have tried the auto detect, mtp, and msc settings. Any Suggestions?


See the section about the hot fix first----- If you are using Windows XP: you need the following. Windows XP SP2 or higher Windows Media Player 10 or higher
Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.
If you are using Windows Vista: If the player is seen in My Computer when using MTP mode, but not showing in Windows Media Player. Download the hotfix from-->>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939211. Run the hotfix.
Refresh the players driver Connect the Sansa player to the PC The screen on your player should turn on, show 'Connected' and indicate the battery charging or full. If the player does not turn on try other USB ports or on another computer if one is readily available. Ensure you are connecting directly to the computer USB port and not to a USB hub. - If there is nothing showing on the screen and the player does show up in as a storage device in an explorer window, then the screen is just not working.
If you receive the error "USB Device Not Recognized" on the computer, the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem. Check under Device Manager 1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage. 2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.
NOTE: Sansa MP3 Players can connect to your computer in MSC or MTP mode. Exceptions are Sansa Connect and Sansa Express which only use MTP mode. MTP mode is the recommended and default method for Sansa Players when used with Windows OS. The Sansa player will show up on Device Manager's right pane as: 1. USB Mass Storage device (if the player is set to MSC) 2. Portable Device (if the player is set to MTP mode)
If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers. Refresh the drivers 1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall. 2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.
NOTE: If a device with yellow exclamation point (!) continually appears and disappears, then the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.
Connect using MSC mode Connecting in MSC mode will help determine if there is a problem with MTP mode or with the Auto Detect mode feature of the player. You can use Forced MSC mode or switch the player settings to MSC.
Instructions to connect in Forced MSC mode are listed here: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61
Instructions to switch player to MSC mode are listed here: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207
If the player is detected in MSC mode but not when set to MTP mode, try to update or reinstall the Sansa firmware
NOTE: Sansa Express and Sansa Connect do not have MSC mode. For Sansa Connect you can try reinstalling the firmware using the Connect Recovery Mode.
Additional troubleshooting notes: If you have replaced the Sansa Player and you still have problems getting it to recognize in the computer, then you may need to try some additional troubleshooting. - Try connecting on another computer. - Try using a different USB cable - Try connecting to the back USB ports which may supply better power. - If only MTP mode is not working, try reinstalling Windows Media Player For Windows XP try also download and install the MTP Porting Kit

May 17, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My mp3 player does not recognized by computer, i want to load some music. how do i solve it?


This may be caused by one of the following:
1. Minimum system requirements were not met.
2. Corrupted drivers.
3. Computer restrictions.
4. Power issue.

To resolve this issue, try the following solutions:

SOLUTION 1 - For brand new player or first time connecting to this computer.

For Windows XP users: verify the following operating system requirements are met.
- Windows XP SP2 or higher
- Windows Media Player 10 or higher

Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.

For Windows Vista users: If the player is seen in My Computer when using MTP mode, but not showing in Windows Media Player.
- Download the hotfix from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939211.
- Run the hotfix.

For MAC users, see Sansa player not recognized by a MAC OS

NOTE: If you are trying to connect to a Computer at work that is part of a network, there may be user right restrictions that are set to disable access to new hardware or stop any program installations. You may need to check with your IT administrator to see if this is causing the problem.



SOLUTION 2 - Refresh the driver

STEP 1 - Connect the Sansa player to the PC
The screen on your player should turn on, show 'Connected' and indicate the battery charging or full.
- If the player does not turn on try other USB ports or on another computer if one is readily available. Ensure you are connecting directly to the computer USB port and not to a USB hub.
- If there is nothing showing on the screen and the player does show up in as a storage device in an explorer window, then the screen is just not working.

If you receive the error "USB Device Not Recognized" on the computer, the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.

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STEP 2 - Check under Device Manager
1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage.
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2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.
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NOTE: Sansa MP3 Players can connect to your computer in MSC or MTP mode. Exceptions are Sansa Connect and Sansa Express which only use MTP mode. MTP mode is the recommended and default method for Sansa Players when used with Windows OS.

The Sansa player will show up on Device Manager's right pane as:
1. USB Mass Storage device (if the player is set to MSC)
2. Portable Device (if the player is set to MTP mode)

If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers.


STEP 3 - Refresh the drivers
1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall.
2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.

NOTE: If a device with yellow exclamation point (!) continually appears and disappears, then the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.



SOLUTION 3 - Connect using MSC mode
Connecting in MSC mode will help determine if there is a problem with MTP mode or with the Auto Detect mode feature of the player. You can use Forced MSC mode or switch the player settings to MSC.

Instructions to connect in Forced MSC mode are listed here:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

Instructions to switch player to MSC mode are listed here: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207

If the player is detected in MSC mode but not when set to MTP mode, try to update or reinstall the Sansa firmware

NOTE: Sansa Express and Sansa Connect do not have MSC mode. For Sansa Connect you can try reinstalling the firmware using the Connect Recovery Mode.

Additional troubleshooting notes:
If you have replaced the Sansa Player and you still have problems getting it to recognize in the computer, then you may need to try some additional troubleshooting.
- Try connecting on another computer.
- Try using a different USB cable
- Try connecting to the back USB ports which may supply better power.
- If only MTP mode is not working, try reinstalling Windows Media Player
For Windows XP try also download and install the MTP Porting Kit
for more answers at:
http://www.doremisoft.net/Sansa-Video-Converter-Mac/

or http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/

Mar 03, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My Sanza Fuze 8gb will not turn on. I charged it completely on my computer late last week and shut it off. Today I tried to turn it on several times. Also tried to press the "on" button for 10-20...


First thing to do is: Try other USB ports on your computer. A USB port on the back of a PC usually has better power output. Try a different cable if there's one available, to rule out if you have a bad cable. Try another computer. If none of the above works: Then-Check and refresh the drivers in Windows, for a Portable Device. 1 - Connect your Sansa player to the PC 2 - Check under Device Manager -> 1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage. NOTE: The player should show up on the Device Manager's right pane as: 1. USB Mass Storage device (if the player is set to MSC) 2. Portable Device (if the player is set to MTP mode.)
If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers. Then - Refresh the drivers 1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall. 2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.
If your BRAND NEW Sansa player is NOT recognized by the computer when plugged in: This may be caused by one of the following: 1. Minimum system requirements were not met. 2. Corrupted drivers. 3. Computer restrictions, Vista or 7 authorizations. 4. Power issue, plug your player into the back of the computer.
Next be sure you are using Windows Media player : Version 10 or 11 Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.
If all this has failed - Refresh the drivers again.
If all that does not work - Manually add the hardware driver. 1. Connect the Sansa player in MTP mode 2. Manually install the device driver through Windows device manager in control panel. Install the Device as a Portable Device.

Feb 11, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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Computer does not recagnize MP3 player when connected


This may be caused by one of the following:
1. Minimum system requirements were not met.
2. Corrupted drivers.
3. Computer restrictions.
4. Power issue.

To resolve this issue, try the following solutions:

SOLUTION 1 - For brand new player or first time connecting to this computer.

For Windows XP users: verify the following operating system requirements are met.
- Windows XP SP2 or higher
- Windows Media Player 10 or higher

Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.

For Windows Vista users: If the player is seen in My Computer when using MTP mode, but not showing in Windows Media Player.
- Download the hotfix from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939211.
- Run the hotfix.

For MAC users, see Sansa player not recognized by a MAC OS

NOTE: If you are trying to connect to a Computer at work that is part of a network, there may be user right restrictions that are set to disable access to new hardware or stop any program installations. You may need to check with your IT administrator to see if this is causing the problem.



SOLUTION 2 - Refresh the driver

STEP 1 - Connect the Sansa player to the PC
The screen on your player should turn on, show 'Connected' and indicate the battery charging or full.
- If the player does not turn on try other USB ports or on another computer if one is readily available. Ensure you are connecting directly to the computer USB port and not to a USB hub.
- If there is nothing showing on the screen and the player does show up in as a storage device in an explorer window, then the screen is just not working.

If you receive the error "USB Device Not Recognized" on the computer, the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.

id10_not-detected.gif
.

STEP 2 - Check under Device Manager
1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage.
id107-1.gif
2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.
id10-2-3.gif

NOTE: Sansa MP3 Players can connect to your computer in MSC or MTP mode. Exceptions are Sansa Connect and Sansa Express which only use MTP mode. MTP mode is the recommended and default method for Sansa Players when used with Windows OS.

The Sansa player will show up on Device Manager's right pane as:
1. USB Mass Storage device (if the player is set to MSC)
2. Portable Device (if the player is set to MTP mode)

If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers.


STEP 3 - Refresh the drivers
1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall.
2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.

NOTE: If a device with yellow exclamation point (!) continually appears and disappears, then the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.



SOLUTION 3 - Connect using MSC mode
Connecting in MSC mode will help determine if there is a problem with MTP mode or with the Auto Detect mode feature of the player. You can use Forced MSC mode or switch the player settings to MSC.

Instructions to connect in Forced MSC mode are listed here:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

Instructions to switch player to MSC mode are listed here: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207

If the player is detected in MSC mode but not when set to MTP mode, try to update or reinstall the Sansa firmware

NOTE: Sansa Express and Sansa Connect do not have MSC mode. For Sansa Connect you can try reinstalling the firmware using the Connect Recovery Mode.

Additional troubleshooting notes:
If you have replaced the Sansa Player and you still have problems getting it to recognize in the computer, then you may need to try some additional troubleshooting.
- Try connecting on another computer.
- Try using a different USB cable
- Try connecting to the back USB ports which may supply better power.
- If only MTP mode is not working, try reinstalling Windows Media Player
For Windows XP try also download and install the MTP Porting Kit
if u want more help u can go with these site:

http://www.doremisoft.net/Sansa-articles/Convert-video-to-Sansa-on-mac-osx/
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/
wish above can help u solve your problems.

Jan 06, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa View 8GB MP3 Player - Black

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Sansa view is no longer recognized when plugged into USB port


Solutions are in order of increasing probability of data loss AND device recovery.
Screen messages are loose approximations

A Soft Reset
1. Hold Power switch up for 5 seconds.
2. Screen displays "Goodbye".
3. Restart

B. Hard Reset
1. Hold Power Switch for 30 seconds
2. Restart

C. Recovery Mode
1. Hold Power Switch for 5 seconds to switch device Off
2. Move switch to Hold
3. Press and hold Home button
4. Connect USB cable to device
5. Screen displays "USB" in small type and "16 MB Format" shows up in My Computer
6. Copy firmware files to "16 MB Format" drive letter
7. Disconnect USB cable
8. Screen displays "Firmware update"
9. Restart device

C. Force Format (This one wipes the data partition. Make sure all needed music/pictures/video exist elsewhere)

1. Hold Power Switch for 5 seconds to switch device Off
2. Move switch to Hold
3. Press and hold top/North/up of Scroll Wheel
4. Connect USB cable to device
5. Screen displays "Format and lose data"
6. Press right/East on Scroll Wheel to confirm
7. Screen displays "Formatting"
8. Restart device

D. Manufacturing Mode (included for completeness only)
1. Hold Power Switch for 5 seconds to switch device Off
2. Move switch to Hold
3. Press and hold centre of Scroll Wheel button
4. Connect USB cable to device
5. Windows detects a new hardware device
6. ???
7. ???
8. ???

Sep 07, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa View 8GB MP3 Player - Black

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My sansa e250 could not be detected on my computer


In Normal conditions, after plugging in the MP3, amd waiting one or two minutes, the device should be installed automatically by the system. This works in the same way on Vista and on XP. On Windows 98 and Me the device may not work. After the MP3 is installed, you can reach the Sansa under My Computer (Computer). It will be displayed as an external disk named Sansa. If you are using an USB extension or an USB external hub, get rid of it. Try plugging the MP3 to a different USB port. Try unplugging AC charger, and removing laptop batter for ten minutes, sometimes this can fix problems caused by accumulation of electrostatic charges on USB controller. If that does not solve the problem, test a different USB device on the same laptop, and test the MP3 on a different computer. Either one may be faulty. If the problem is the laptop you may fix it by removing and reinstalling USB root hub on hardware devices in Control Panel.

Jun 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa M230 not seen in Explorer or Windows Media Player


We had the same problem with Windows XP. We found some help on the Sandisk web site. On the device go to the Settings menu, then USB. We changed from AutoDetect to MSC mode and everything is working again. Our computer saw all of the songs on our computer fine. Some of the old songs on the Sansa didn't show up on the detect list in Windows Media Player, but they were still on the device.

Mar 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Won't be detected by the computer


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

Dec 07, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e270 MP3 Player

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WMP won't detect my MP3


See if this helps: -Close all programmes on your computer. -Turn off your Sansa e250. -Attach the cable into the USB port of your computer before attaching it into the actual e250. -The scroll wheel on the Sansa should have turned on by now. -Then it's just a matter of waiting for a few seconds. -Try opening Windows Media Player to see if it detects your device. Otherwise, be patient. Goodluck.

Mar 15, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Won't be detected by the computer


Change the USB mode on the player then change it back. It worked for me so i think it should work for you.

Nov 09, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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