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No USB mode in settings / Coverter says no available player

My Snasa e260 does not have a usb mode in the sttings and also when i hook my sansa to the usb my converter says that there is no available player. I need help please because i really like my sansa but i can put the videos on my player but they won't show up.

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Re: No USB mode in settings / Coverter says no available...

First of all. For the video issue. You may not be putting the vidoes in the right spot, where the player searches for them. Or if you are, in the right format. The e260 comes with a CD which contains a PDF manual and a utility for putting vidoes on the e260. If you arent using the utility that came with the e260 you wont get the vidoes to work because they will either be in the wrong format or spot. As the folder which they are supposed to go into is hidden, you must ask windows or your os to show hidden files/folders to manually insert the videos. As for your USB problem, Turn on the player and press the power button breifly to return the the modesd/welcome screen. Scroll through until you see settings and hit the enter button [The button inbetween the scroller] Then use the blue scroller to scroll down through the entire list until you see a setting called USB Mode. Hit enter again and in most cases select MSC. This should fix your problem. If it doesnt, attempt at updating the frimware of the player.

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I think this is what you are asking. Forgive me if I didn't understand the question correctly.

Switch on the mp3 player. Select "Settings", scroll to "USB Mode" and make sure that "MSC", not "MTP" is selected.

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Depends on the firmware you have on your sansa you may not have that option available..what you need to do is to update the firmware and then you will have it..I hope that helps
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