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Sansa E250 Media Player

Bought one of these for the GF, when i added the microSD expansion card, player would not show the files. It shows the files were added when i view the card on my computer, but no way to access or play them on the player. Help.

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Re: Sansa E250 Media Player

Try to reformat the card. Go to My Computer then right click the drive corresponding to your sd card and select format. Put some music back on, and try again. When your Sansa boots you should get a message stating it's refreshing the database. Good luck.

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