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No subject i waz listiening to the snsa shaker and it just cut off i dont know y it cut off i tried to cut it back on and it turns on but it keeps saying uh oh..whats wrong with it?????

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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

Posted on May 25, 2008

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Sansa mp3 shaker

First, don't plug the shaker into the computer, go get an SD card reader available pretty much anywhere, I use a Targus reader that turns an SD card into a USB thumb drive, before I got it (it was $8.88 at wallyworld(Wal*Mart)) I used a multimedia reader.

First thing you do, format the card, and make sure the MP3 files you put on the card are at least 128bit, Constant Bit Rate (CBR) [DO NOT USE VBR, IT WILL CRASH THE PLAYER], High Quality, Stereo, Original.

You can get these settings with the LAME encoder that adds on to AudioGrabber when you rip a disc. (Both AG and LAME are FREEWARE)

I have not ever had my shaker connected to my computer(s), just the cards, and I use mine daily at work to keep me sane, and I switch the cards a lot.

I do hope this helps!

Dec 25, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa Shaker

Hello Cindy im KBFC id like to say that your not doing anything wrong. see i also have a sansa shaker and what i can say to you that it dosent always play all the songs in it, simply because they are not supported its quiet dissapointing but the sansa dose play most mp3`s put into it. i dont know if its a long time scince you have posted this letter but if its not too late mabyee you can still take it back in exchange for something else. HOPE I SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM BYE!

Jul 02, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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I can't put songs on my Sansa Sandisk e250....

You must have the automatic synchronization option checked - go to and enter "windows media player manual sync" as your search term - it will give you click-by-click instructions with pictures on how to disable the automatic synchronization; it will also, give you pictures on how to sync a song.

May 25, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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SanDisk wont turn on

this sounds like 3 problems
1 battery power
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3 corrupted files

May 11, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Well maybe you got a corrupted file on it. Scan your files with your anti virus software. If that isn't the case then change the batteries (AAA). If none of these solutions work then go to some technical support and ask if they can open it. Mine is having headphone problems so these things have problems quite oftenly.

Dec 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa shaer

Use this site to change your format to the correct one for the sansa shaker. This is the only way to load songs from your cds MWA will not work at all. Must convert all files to MWA use site below

Nov 15, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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"uh oh"

The music has to be in MP3 format.

If you have copied CD's to your computer, you will need to change the settings in Windows Media Player to copy them as MP3's.

Windows Media Player>Tools>Settings>Rip Music (Copy Music)>Chane Rip Music as to MP3.

Delete all the songs you copied before from your computer and from the Shaker.

Copy the new songs back to the Shaker after you change the settings.

Best of Luck.

Oct 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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I think you fried it. put it under a lamp for a while (not too close to the lamp) to try and dry it out. if that doesnt work, something shorted out inside, and you can repair it or get a nice shiny new one

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