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E260 prob with resetting all

When i format device not all the songs come off, just want to format and reset everything, also when transferring music, then screen goes wacky and it will only accept 100 songs help

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If you can try using another computer. or go into computers and right click on the icon of the device and in the menu go down to format and format it that way

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Re: E260 prob with resetting all

Try to do a firmware upgrade on the device...How did you format your device? is it with windows media player?

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My sandisk sansa e260 mp3 player wont trun on it goes to the start up screen and thin keeps repeting that screen how can i fix this does any1 know?

Hi, the Sansa E260 is a portable MP3 player released by SanDisk in 2004. Several problems may cause the E260 to not function as intended from time to time. Common problems that occur are the device freezing, album art not appearing on the screen when a song is playing, pictures not filling the screen size and missing information on the separate tracks. You can troubleshoot the device and fix many of these common problems without the need of a service technician.

1. The Sansa E260 may freeze or function in other unexpected ways from time to time. This generally occurs when the unit's software has developed an error. Reset the device to clear the error and return the device to normal working operation. A unit reset is similar to rebooting your computer. You won't lose any data stored on your device.

To reset the E260, press and hold the "Power/Menu" button for about 15 seconds. The device will be forced to power down, during which the error will be cleared. You can restart the E260 as normal once the reset is complete.
Album Art Does Not Display
2. The E260 supports viewing album art on the display screen during the playing of a song. You may find that your album art is not showing up on the display when music is playing on the device. To fix this, make sure the associated album art file is in the same folder as the song being played. You will need to connect the E260 into your computer to move the album art files into the music folder.
Photos Aren't Full-Screen
3. Photos displayed on the E260 will not show up as full-screen shots if they are not cropped to the correct dimensions. The E260 software does not support stretching pictures to fit the full screen. To ensure your photographs will display on the full screen, crop the images to 128x64 in photo-editing software prior to transferring the image on the E260.
Unknown Artist or Album
4. The E260 displays information about each song using the ID3 tags associated with each track. ID3 tags hold information such as the artist name, album name, track number, year it was released and other information. If the E260 shows an artist or album as unknown, the information in the ID3 tag was not filled in. You can insert information into the ID3 tags from your computer.

To change the ID3 information, right-click on the music file and choose "Properties." Click on the "Summary" tab and choose "Advanced." The ID3 fields will display in the window. Insert any of the missing information and click "OK." When you upload the song onto your E260, the newly inserted information will show up in the display.

Hope it helped...

Feb 23, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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How do i delete things from my sansa e260 mp3 player or is there a way to reset it??

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

Sep 16, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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I accidentally deleted my music files from my e260

Unfortunately, once the formatting has completed, the songs cannot be retrieved. Sorry to hear about that.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 28, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Files transferring to sansa e260

Try to delete all the songs you have on your device and if that doesnt work just format it..
To delete songs from your device follow the steps below
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
To format it..on your device..go, setting and there should be a format option option there..let me know if that doenst work for you...
Hope this helps

P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You

Sep 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Chan needs help :|

simply format the player xp using ..format option..if dat dusnt wrk reset the player (theres a reset pin provided.look for it !!) and the prob sud be solved...such probs occur due to fragments in memory and can be reset very easily as suggested above..lemme know if ur prob wuz solved .

Apr 30, 2008 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Won't sync protected music..!!!!

just change the format of the hard drive of your player

Mar 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Songs Not Loading On Player

Did you use Windows Media Player to format?

WMP never does a thorough format.

If so, try formatting thru My Computer. Right Click on the Device (e260) and select FORMAT.

Then try transferring your music again.

Best of Luck.

Nov 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sandisk sansa e260 reset?

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.

Nov 11, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 has lost my songs and other problems

Sounds like the device may be full.

The device has 2 modes, if you put music on in either mode, you cannot see it in the other.

Easiest solution is to format the device and remove everything and then transfer them back in 1 specific mode.

To format in My Computer>Device Name (e260)>Right click and select format.

Best of Luck.

Oct 13, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Problem with transfering photos and videos to my Sandisk Sansa e26 and uploading music...HELP!

Everyone - install quicktime to get the right codecs to fix the video conversion issue

everyone else:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, 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.
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:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Sep 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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