Question about MP3 & Digital Media Players
A work around for this is to turn off your 504 then turn it on while holding the tv/lcd button which will boot into recovery/safemode then select recover partition, then plug your 504 into your PC it might need to be connected 1-2 times for it to be recognized but it will work. unfortunately updating the firmware doesn't seem to work.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
Uninstall driver and reinstall then push reset for 10 seconds
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Try installing WMP 11. it might help. also try and make sure you have SP2
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
Most MP3 Players have a special interface mode that they need to use when connecting to a computer. In some cases (such as the Samsung that stopped working) they probably lost some important files needed by their firmware to either establish the interface or (more likely) run the player itself.
1st Solution: Turn off your MP3 player, THEN plug it into the computer's USB.
2nd Solution: Obtain a backup copy of your MP3 player's system files (sometimes called BIOS files due to the similarity) and keep it in a safe place. Check with your manufacturer on the exact process needed to "flash" your player back into working condition.
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
For an ipod you need to reset it. slide the hold button across, then back, then across, then back, hold down the center and menu button simultaneously for six seconds. an apple should appear on the screen. if it does, then the ipod has been reset
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
I have an ipod nano i install i tunes everything work when i plug my ipod to the pc the usb doesn't read the device
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
if you are using windows 98se you need to load driver from disc.if you are using xp it should load up stright away i had no problems with xp and mp3 player
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
After spending a couple of months enjoying listening to music on my Sansa e280, I tried to transfer videos to my Sansa e280 last night for the first time. It didn’t work. The Sansa Media Converter didn’t recognize my device (a common issue based on numerous postings I since read). I immediately searched the Internet for solutions for my situation. In the forums I read people suggested several solutions to this issue, ranging from reinstalling Sansa Media Converter to reinstalling Microsoft XP. A number of solutions talked about switching from MTP to MSC mode on my player, but I didn’t even have that menu/option on my player. Wow, I was frustrated. Other postings suggested to read the instruction manual. I did, and that led to further frustration. Like many postings, the manual also referred to the option of switching from MTP to MSC mode, which wasn’t available on my player. I was about to give up but persisted further (what else could I do in the middle of the night? – Rhetorical, please don’t answer.)
After a few hours of reading through message boards and finding nothing but shared frustrations, I turned to SanDisk’s site to see if they had posted any solutions. On their main site I found a forum that had outdated on how to “force” the device into MSC mode. After more looking, I found the REAL solution, which I am now posting everywhere possible to save everyone else who is still confronted with this issue some trouble.
There are only two things you need for the solution:
1) Download the firmware updater from SanDisk: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
2) Download the most recent version of Sansa Media Converter (v. 4.220 at the time I downloaded it):
http://www.sandisk.com/driverdownload/drlogin.asp?driverId=184 (free registration/login required)
First download and install the firmware updater. The installation requires you to start without the device plugged in and then requires you to connect your device via USB to complete the process. When successfully installed, the updater’s icon shows up in the system taskbar (by your clock). Impatiently, I clicked on the icon and selected the option to “Check for updates now.” It worked. I soon received a message that my device firmware was updated and to disconnect the device to complete the process.
The result? I now had the option, “USB Mode” as one of the options under “Settings.” I could now select Auto, MTP, or MSC. I thought that was progress. I then tried transferring files as indicated in other postings, but the videos didn’t appear in the catalog when I tried putting them on using a drag-and-drop transfer method. I then read the new manual I downloaded and read that the ONLY way to transfer videos and images to the device is through Sansa Media Converter.
I then downloaded the Sansa Media Converter software, which was a larger download. Once downloaded, I ran the setup installation process. The process was fairly slow and seemed to be stalled; however, it did succeed.
Of note on the media converter software is that it is now developed by InterVideo, a company that also produces an excellent DVD player that I use on my PC. I plugged in my player, and EVERYTHING worked as expected. I was able to transfer videos without a hitch. The Sansa Media Converter 2 seems to be an excellent piece of software. I am guess that SanDisk ditched the previous media converter software, which was produced by ArcSoft and went with InterVideo. Just for kicks, I visited the InterVideo site and noticed they were recently purchased by Corel.
Additional information: SanDisk apparently launched a new site at http://www.sandisk.com/sansa/ to help people learn more about their MP3 player products and to receive support. The site is extremely easy to use and helpful; however, it’s a Flash application, so I can’t link directly to the Sansa 280e support page, which is the right jumping-off point for all of the information you need. Getting there is easy. Just select “Support > Software and User Manuals” on the home page. On the “software + user manuals” landing page, select “Sansa e200” (all of the e200 series players use the same drivers, firmware, and media converter program, which was another of my concerns last night.) You will be taken to a page with all of the downloads related to the e200 series, which include the links referenced above. The site also includes forums and other support information. I don’t have an answer to why this solution is posted first and foremost on the site, but that’s another issue.
I hope this helps everyone who was experiencing this issue. The product seems to be work well now that these updates have been installed and applied. I can’t explain why SanDisk has forced its customers to go through all of this pain and these maddening gyrations, but I’m glad they have provided solutions that address these issues.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
SOURCE: YP-U2J MP3 PLAYER
hmm i got the same problem as jenn1519 ill plug mine in and when i usually plug it in the computer makes a bing noise like it recognizes that its in the usb plug but 2 seconds later it will make the bong noise that i unplugged it which i didnt so i cant put any new music on. it will charge but it wont let me get any music on. and windows doesnt read that its in there.
and also my mp3 player is very important for me its a gift from a friend so plzz plzz help ? :(
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Posted on May 20, 2008
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