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Sansa e250 doesn't sync fully...

It seems to start the process, but after one song or file it then seems to restart itself and go back to 'connected' mode - becomes an infinite loop. I tried the reset suggestion. still a problem. this has been a great mp3 player - had it for over a year, just now it has quit on me. other info:

  • using WMP 11
  • I think I have updated the firmware, but not sure how to verify cuz things don't seem to by communicating between computer and device.
  • There are records showing if I look at device thru myComputer that don't show on the device (old files/songs)
  • Sansa updater runs on my computer - is device getting any of this?
Thanks! Deb

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Re: sansa e250 doesn't sync fully...

Have you tried to format your device using the windows media player?that will help also..if that doest help you might want to go to the sandisk website to make sure you get the latest firmware upgrade for your device..make sure you format the device inside WMP not through my computer...

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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How to download songs

1. Are you using Windows Media Player 11 ?
2. Can you see the Sansa e250 connected in the sync mode ?
If no: install and update WMP11
If yes:
3. Make "new playlist" in the <Library> or <Sync> mode
of WMP 11; screen left side.
3.1 Save "new playlist" in WMP11; screen right side.
4. Put in <Sync> mode your playlist under the player: The player
should be connected showing in WMP11. Start synchronizing.
Leave the player connected until <Sync> is ready.

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Aug 29, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My sansa e260 will not work with Windows Media Player...

Try using Windows nedia player, put all the songs you want into media player, connect you sansa and hit the sync selection on the windows nedia player screen the screen will change and you can slide whatever you want to put onto the player to the sync column on the right when you have it all over there hit the start sync button and it shouls all go into your player

Mar 22, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My Sansa e250 won't stay connected or sync

haha your welcome. good luck with your mp3 player in the future!

Dec 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Cannot delete the songs on mp3

I do mine through Windows Media Player
1)Plug in Sansa
2)Open up Windows Media Player and wait for the Sansa e250 icon to show up under the library. First time, might say 'What device is this' or 'Autoplay'-for autoplay,you click 'sync media files to Sansa e250 using WIndows Media Player'
3)When library shows, click 'Sync' if it is not already there.
4)Just simply click and drag the songs you want from the computer library to the list pane on the side.
5)Once your done, click 'Sart sync'

1)Plug in
2)Wait for the icon under Library in WIndows Media Player
3)Go to Songs under Sansa e250
4)Right click desired songs and choose Delete. You only want to delete from Sansa e250-nothing else


Dec 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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It says "bad track" and shuts off while connecting to my computer.

switch the cord into a different usb slot while it was loading

May 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sync Problems with my e250 Player

It could be a device certificate errror..what i would recommend you to get a firmware upgrade for your device...if that doesnt do it i would recommend you to contact sandisk...its a common problem with your device...hope that help your problem./..

Please rate accordingly...

Thank You

Jan 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Adding music to my sansa e250

you must use windows media player 10 or 11 to sync songs into the sansa. Make sure you sync it this way or else your songs will not go in properly.

Jan 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Deleting songs

you need to sync your mp3 player and the right click on the songs/artists/ablums you want to delete and then click the option delete. it worked for me

Dec 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Dont play songs

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

Aug 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Can i use limewire?

yeah you need to copy and paste them on the mp3.

Dec 27, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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