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Firmware shmeremware!!!!! Updated firmware as suggested by sansa, now device refuses to download off of my subscription service, error msg mentions "cannot access secure clock"  Refreshed device through wmp, works there. Other devices work fine in Rhapsody. Device will not transfer even on another computer. Updated all software. Stupid Sansa support with their canned advice is no help yet. How about some real people? Have had no problems until this firmware update.

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Re: Firmware shmeremware!!!!! - SanDisk Sansa c240 MP3 Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

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My sansa e260 goes black after showing sandisk start up screen and does the same when plugged into a pc. it starts to refresh database and then the screen goes black.

Hi there

When you say the screen goes black even after disconnecting the device from computer it could be an issue with the firmware.
It might need to have updated firmware. To get the updated firmware please go

Where you can get the latest firmware for your model.
*** Make sure when you update the firmware keep the device in MSC mode.

Here is the link for updating the firmware:
Kindly revert for further clarifications....

Feb 17, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Synchronize music subscription error

they want u to snc your songs now to ther sever in this new firmware update u cant go back also once updated firmware unless they offer old verison sumwar eonline u could try but ya new copyrights secuity thing snc your songs to ther website what they want i would try to see online if old fimrware like other ones is outther sumware

Jan 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My sansa sanclip just froze.iit was charging and


You have two Solutions.

Solution 1:

Resetting the player:
1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.


Solution 2:
Updating the Sansa Clip Firmawre:
  1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater.
  2. Connect your Sansa Clip to the computer.
3.1. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right task bar. Click on the balloon message:

3.2. 3b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the SansaUpdater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater.

4. Select the Firmware check box.

5. Click Download Now. Firmware downloads and updating starts.


6. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded.

7. Disconnect your Sansa Clip from the computer.
8. A "Firmware upgrade in progress" message will appear on the Sansa Clip's display screen. The device will turn itself off after the firmware is updated.

Additional Help:
Sansa Clip Manual Guide.

If you need any Further Help Just don't Hesitate Asking me.
Thank You For Using Fixya.
Good Luck.

Nov 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa View Firmware

I couldn't find it everywhere. Why should you do this thought?

Mar 20, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa View 8GB MP3 Player - Black

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How do i synchronize my subscribtion

I'm not sure what's the subscription service to which you are subscribed. However I've given you the steps below. Try whatever suits for you.
This error typically occurs when the DRM licensed files have expired. 

SOLUTION 1 - Songs ripped from an audio CD 
If the songs were ripped from a CD using Windows Media Player, modify the Rip Music settings

SOLUTION 2 - Songs downloaded from music subscription service 
If the songs were downloaded from a music subscription service (e.g., Napster, Rhapsody, Best Buy music store, etc.), follow these steps:  
1. Make sure that your account subscription is updated and active. 
2. Put the device in MTP mode and connect to the computer, then log in to your music subscription account. 
3. Renew the licenses of your tracks 
For Rhapsody: 
On the Rhapsody console, right-click on your device and select License 

1. Check the date & time on your PC & on your mp3 player. They should be one and the same. 2. You need to synchronize your device with rhapsody once in every 30 days. It's a must. Failing to do so, you will not be able to play music in your mp3 player. Here are a few a steps to synchronize your device with rhapsody: 1.Open Rhapsody / Best Buy Digital Music Store and sign in 2.Connect your mp3 player to the computer 3.Go to My Account --> Update Track Licenses 4.Transfer a track to your device 5.Disconnect your device and enjoy music on the go!
3. Here is a link to get the Sansa Firmware updater to update the firmware for your device automatically: 
4. Click on this links if you are asked to synchronize your device with rhapsody? 

For others: 
Contact music subscriber for instructions on how to renew as they vary.

SOLUTION 3 - Rename the Windows DRM folder 

NOTE:  The Windows DRM (Digital Rights Management) folder contains licenses for secure media files such as your subscription tracks. 

STEP 1 - Edit the folder options of the PC to show the hidden files      
Windows XP: 
1. Double-click My Computer
2. On the Menu bar, click Tools > Folder Options, and then click the View tab. 
3. Under Hidden files and Folder, click to select Show hidden files and folders
4. Under Hidden files and Folder, click to clear Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 
5. Click Apply, and then OK

Windows Vista: 
1. Double-click Computer
2. Click the Organize button at the upper left corner. 
3. Click Folder and Search options. 
4. Click the View tab and select Show hidden files and folders
5. Click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box. 
6. Click Apply, and then OK

STEP 2 - Rename the DRM folder 
1. Double-click My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > All Users
2. Right-click the DRM folder and select Rename
3. Rename this as OLDDRM
4. Run the subscription service program you are using and renew the licenses to recreate the DRM folder with new licenses. 

STEP 3 - Synchronize your device once more on MTP mode 

SOLUTION 4 -  Format the player under Windows Media Player

Jan 30, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Certain songs on my Sansa m240, will not play

If the songs you have are DRM protected then you may need to check with the source from where you've downloaded the track. 
Sometimes, if the Music data base on the device is corrupt, even then you may run into such problems.
follow the instructions below to get the sansa firmware updater to make sure that the firmware for your payer is updated automatically:
METHOD 1 - Download and manually update the Sansa m200 

NOTE: The manual update does NOT support firmware version 4.X.XXX. Refer to METHOD 2 if the firmware on your Sansa m200 is either 4.X.XXX.

WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

STEP 1 - Download the Sansa m200 Firmware Updater .exe file and save it to your desktop. 

STEP 2 - Install the Updater 
1. Double-click the downloaded .exe file (sdmx3-iv001.exe). 
2. Click Next

3. Click Yes to agree on the license agreement. 
4. Click Next to start installing the program. 

STEP 3 - Connect your player to the PC 
1. Turn off your Sansa m200. 
2. Slide the HOLD switch to the lock position (orange color will show). 
3. Connect the player to the PC. 

STEP 4 - Update the firmware 
1. Click Firmware Upgrade

WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

2. Click OK to continue the firmware update. 

3. Click OK to finish update. 

4. Disconnect your Sansa m200 from the PC after the firmware has been successfully downloaded. 
5. Slide the HOLD switch to the unlock position (orange color not showing). 
6. Turn on your Sansa m200 player to check. 

METHOD 2 - Using the Sansa Firmware Updater. 
1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater
2. Slide the HOLD switch to the lock position (orange color will show). 
3. Connect your Sansa m200 to the PC. 
4a. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right taskbar. Click on the balloon message. 

NOTE: If there's no new firmware available, you won't see a balloon message.

4b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the Sansa Updater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater
5. Select the Firmware check box. 
6. Click Download Now. Firmware download starts. 
WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

7. Click Yes to continue the update. 
8. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded. 

9. Disconnect your Sansa player from the PC. 
10. An "Upgrading firmware. Please wait..." message will appear on the Sansa m200's display screen. 

Jan 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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I believe all you need to do is go to SanDisk's website, under Downloads, then download the Firmware Updater:
After installation of Sansa Firmware Updater
* Please make sure your Sansa player is in MSC mode before plugging it in.
* Plug in your Sansa player and it will automatically check for updates.

Common questions about the Sansa Updater

Q: What does the Sansa Firmware Updater do?
A: The Sansa Updater is an application that checks for the latest firmware updates then downloads and installs the firmware to your Sansa device. The Sansa Updater is NOT a firmware.

Q: Why do I need to install the Sansa Firmware Updater to download "firmwares"?
A: Once you install the Sansa Updater, you don't have to worry about which firmware to download for your device. Sansa Updater downloads and installs the right firmware for your Sansa device.

Q: Do I need to install the Sansa Firmware Updater everytime there's a new firmware?
A: No, once the Sansa Firmware Updater is installed, future firmware updates are done by just plugging in your device.

Q: What does a "firmware" do?
A: Firmwares contain miscelleneous bug fixes and enhancements.

Q: Which Sansa players is the Sansa Updater compatible with?
A: The e200, c200 and m200 series

Q: Should I "Open","Run" or "Save" when i click on "Download Sansa Firmware Updater"?
A: "Open" and "Run" would automatically start installing the software,. "Save" would save it to your computer and you can run it in the future. We suggest you "Open" or "Run" the installer.

Q: How to change to MSC mode:
A: On your Sansa device, press "menu" and go to "Settings" then "USB" choose "MSC"

Q: How to check for firmware version?:
A: On the e200 and c200, press "menu" and go to "Settings" then "Info"/ "System Info". For m200, press "menu" then "Information".

Nov 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 sync problem

Reformat and get the latest firmware upgrade from Sandisk

May 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa c250 unable to sync music from WMP11

The certificate must be obtained by syncing the device to the music service from which you obtained the songs.

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