Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player
Iam using SANSA (sandisk mp3 player) with 2 gb capacity.It has provision to insert micro SD add on card to extend the memory.I tried inserting 1 gb microsd card but the mp3 player could not detect it and it still reflects the same size it initially had.Please let me know the steps to make it detect the add on memory card.
Anything over 4GB is a Micro SDHC card, not a Micro SD card. It is a completely different type of card format on the inside, and despite the compatible size and shape, it will not work on devices labeled only as Micro SD card compatible. The Sansa e200 and up (e250, e260, ect.) are NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MICRO SDHC CARDS (Micro SD cards that exceed 2GB in capacity).
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Ok so as was mentioned its a SDHC card. and a v1 player won't play it.
you have a "v1" is your firmware starts with 01.xx.xx.xxx etc
to fix this you can "rockbox" your e260 (www.rockbox.org)
it makes the player much much better imo as well as allow it to read 8 gb sd cards.
though i have to put it in my card reader to add files not sure why but my player does read and recognize the files so thats a plus.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
I don't think the card will be detected if it is empty. Ron T. has explained the procedure for loading the memory card pretty well. Change theUSB mode setting of your Sansa to MSC and see if your computer recognizes your unit as a drive. If so, copy some appropriate files onto the 'drive.' If you are using a microSD card taht already has data on it, try removing the files and re adding them. When manipulating data on the microSD card, the unit needs to be switched to the MSC mode. Once you have data on the card, switch the USB Mode back to MTP. The unit should then recognize the data on the card.
It is somewhat hard to tell by your post, so I mean no offense when I say the user's manual on the CD that came with the player may also help you, too.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
I just got my player (Sansa E260) about an hour ago from (UPS). I have had this very problem for the past hour with my Kingston (2GB SD Card). After giving up on my leads and not finding much help for things I already done, I decided to do the next best thing and it worked.
The (SD) card cannot, and repeat cannot, be formatted in (NTSC). This is why (Sansa E200+) series does not recognize it. Like most other players they are formatted in old (FAT) format thus cannot recognize the newer (NTSC) with its old (FAT) system.
Here is how I did it!!!
1) insert the (SD) card into your memory-card reader in the (PC) and not the player-itself, after the screen pops up asking you what to do click off that.
2)Go to Start, Computer, and find your drive where the card is inserted as mine is (H).
3)Right-click and then scroll down to (Format) and left-click that
4)upon the screen leave the capacity size alone, then click the (NTSC) to (FAT Default), then below at under "Allocation-Size" click (default allocation size), then scroll down and click "quick format", then finally click (Start).
Just did it myself and bingo!!! Now my (Sansa E260) through my test faze recognizes my card and the database just finished recataloging the first folder and now loading the rest of my files on.
Also make sure as others have stated that you have via your player in the "settings" switched to (MSC) and not the (MTP).
Hope this helps you!!!
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
There are a couple things you can do.. If you want to use it in MTP mode (Media Transfer Protocol - the sansa default), windows media player or winamp will allow you to manage the content on the player, and it will see the additional SD card.
If you want to drag-and-drop media onto the player, press and hold down the "back" button while plugging the player into the usb port (and continue to hold the button until the device is recognized), and it will recognize it in "MSC" mode (Mass Storage Class), allowing you to drag/drop data files onto the player.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
You can change it undr Settings and then scroll around to USB. tap the >>| button and change the USB settings there.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
I had the same problem and used the guidelines here and the problem was fixed! thanks!
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
How do u change ur sd card settings to msc settings?????
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Yep, change it to MSC and it'll show up. Just did it and it worked for me. Thanks everyone.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I believe you can fix it by going on the player, then to settings, then to USB mode, and switching it from MTP to MSC. If you're in MSC already and it fails to recognize, then I don't know. :(
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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