Cannot get e250 to recognize music on expansion card
I am having difficulty getting my Sansa e250 to recognize the music I load on thhe expansion card. It woun't allow me to put music on the card while it's in the unit, so I loaded it seperately. Ay tips. Thanks.
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First, make sure it's a microSD card; the e260 won't work with microSDHC cards. Then use a card reader to copy music tracks to a "MUSIC" folder on the card. Install the card into the e260 and you will see the additional music.
is the music files in the music folder? (its a hidden folder stupidly enough so is hidden files turned on in your operating system?)
are they mp3 or wav files? If the answers are no - now you know why.
I haven't tried this, but I see no reason it why it shouldn't work. I have used an 2gb expansion card in my Sansa and it works just fine. The only problem is it will only play music off of an SD card, no video. I guess this is only to much memory if you don't need it. Rough guess is that a 4gb will hold roughly 1000 songs. I would only go for the smaller sd card if there was a substantial price difference and you won't be needing the extra space.
Try to reformat the card. Go to My Computer then right click the drive corresponding to your sd card and select format. Put some music back on, and try again. When your Sansa boots you should get a message stating it's refreshing the database. Good luck.
The only way I know to delete music files or voice or FM recordings, is straight from the User's manual on the CD:
1. Set the e250 to MSC mode.
2. Plug it in to your computer with the USB connector.
3. Open the Sansa e250 drive in My Computer and browse to the MUSIC folder (or RECORD folder)and delete the files there. (That's where you also add music files, by dragging from other explorer windows.)
To delete (or add) photo and video files, you have to use the Media Converter, which you install from the disk that came with the e250.