SanDisk Sansa E260: How do I reset the WHOLE thing?
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!
It says it is full when I try to add new music to it, but there are zero songs, pictures, etc on it. I was thinking if I completely reset it, it might let me add music to it...
Re: SanDisk Sansa E260: How do I reset the WHOLE thing?
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.
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you can select songs and delete them from the device or from the computer in the music files or in the settings menue on the sansa it says format press that to format and u have deleted all of the music video ex
Reset All 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
For Bad Track or the message about 6 MB needed in database, you need to run a ChkDsk first before resetting the device, otherwise it will re-occur. Put the unit in MSC mode, then connect the player to your PC. Next, find the drive letter (whatever it is...let's call it X:/Sansa E2xx) in Computer.Right-click on the drive. Click Properties/Tools tab and Error-checking, and then Check now. If you have an option to fix things, tell it to do that. You can also run a chkdsk by accessing the start menu (the Windows orb on the lower left side of your screen in Vista), and type "cmd" (without the quotation marks) in the "Search Now" field and hit enter. Then type chkdsk X:/f (replace X with the drive letter of your Sansa). Windows will check for corrupt files and ask you if you want to save the bad files (or chains). Don't save them.
After this, to reset the player: 1. Select Settings in Main Menu. 2. Select the Reset item. 3. Select the Yes item.
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
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.. P.S.Please rate accordingly... Thank You Computerrep
if you want to remove ALL songs from you sansa go to my computer right click the icon that refers to your sansa model and click format. this will delete all pictures, videos, voice recordings, preset radio stations, and music. this is the only way i have find to delete music permanently. before doing this make sure you have your files backed up. also you must be in MSC mode to do this.
Plug it into the usb port. The Sansa 260 will show up as the next drive letter. Using the right mouse button click on the drive latter and select format. This will will format your Sansa 260. The operating system files will still be there but all of your music, movies, voice recordings, etc... will be deleted.