Question about SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Drives appear empty

When the sandisk's connected to my PC in MSC mode
both removable drives appear to be empty - and their total size is said to be 0. the same problem happens in the other mode. The player itself does show that it contains songs and videos. how can I get it to show me the drives properly?

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I tried reformatting already but it just doesn't format.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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Ok all you have to do is this you need 2 reformat your mp3 and then it should be working fine

hope it helps

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

  • michael Mouse Feb 11, 2008

    sorry i gave u the wrong answer. dont reformat your mp3 coz it will wip everything off of it so if u wanna reformat is make a back up of the files



    or



    right click it and go 2 properties and go to tools and their should be a error check in it so if you click check now it will check the mp3 for errors ok coz the same thing happened 2 me

    (i would recemend this one)



    sorry again for the wrong answer



    hope it helps

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How do I down load photo's from my Samsung 2 phone please


First make sure you have the correct USB drivers for your phone installed on your pc. Go to device manager and see if your phone or mass storage device is listed. If not, download the drivers here, http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads. Make sure debugging on your phone is enabled. Please refer to the following:


  1. To set the Samsung Galaxy S2 to USB Mass Storage (MSC) mode, go into "Settings > Applications > Development" and enable "USB debugging".


  2. Then drag the status bar down and tap on "USB connected".


  3. The "USB connected" screen with the large green Android icon will appear. Tap on "Connect USB storage".

A confirmation dialog box will appear. Tap "OK". The green Android icon will turn orange, indicating that the phone is now in USB Mass Storage mode and should now appear as USB disk drives in "Devices with Removable Storage" and be assigned drive letters.

Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 4.0)

  1. To set the Samsung Galaxy S2 to USB Mass Storage (MSC) mode, go into "Settings > More... > USB utilities" and tap on "Connect Storage to PC".


  2. Then plug the USB cable into the device and connect to your computer.


  3. The "USB connected" screen with the large green Android icon will appear. Tap on "Connect USB storage".


  4. A confirmation dialog box will appear. Tap "OK". The green Android icon will turn orange, indicating that the phone is now in USB Mass Storage mode and should now appear as USB disk drives in "Devices with Removable Storage" and be assigned drive letters.
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3)

  1. To set the Samsung Galaxy S2 to USB Mass Storage (MSC) mode, go into "Settings > Applications > Development" and enable "USB debugging".



  2. Then drag the status bar down and tap on "USB connected".



  3. The "USB connected" screen with the large green Android icon will appear. Tap on "Connect USB storage".



  4. A confirmation dialog box will appear. Tap "OK". The green Android icon will turn orange, indicating that the phone is now in USB Mass Storage mode and should now appear as USB disk drives in "Devices with Removable Storage" and be assigned drive letters.

Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 4.0)

  1. To set the Samsung Galaxy S2 to USB Mass Storage (MSC) mode, go into "Settings > More... > USB utilities" and tap on "Connect Storage to PC".



  2. Then plug the USB cable into the device and connect to your computer.



  3. The "USB connected" screen with the large green Android icon will appear. Tap on "Connect USB storage".



  4. A confirmation dialog box will appear. Tap "OK". The green Android icon will turn orange, indicating that the phone is now in USB Mass Storage mode and should now appear as USB disk drives in "Devices with Removable Storage" and be assigned drive letters.

Jan 09, 2015 | Samsung Cell Phones

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The software on my sansa e260r is completely gone, when i start it up it reads" load main image failed, switch to recovery mode


Hello,

Firmware on the player can be reinstalled in 2 METHODS.
In both methods the player should be in USB connection mode MSC = recovery mode.
How to switch the player into MSC mode:
0. Player not connected to a computer.
1. When the e260R is not OFF, on the player press and hold the
Power/Menu button for 15 seconds to turn the device completely off.
2. Slide the Hold switch, so the orange portion shows.
3. On your PC, double-click My Computer
4. On your Sansa player, press and hold the REC button while connecting it to the PC.
5. Release the REC button when a 16MB-FORMAT drive partition appears under My Computer.

On a computer running Windows, you can use the Sansa Firmware Updater to get an automatic download of the firmware for the e260R.
How to use the Sansa Firmware Updater [METHOD 1]:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/306
If not installed yet, get the Sansa Firmware Updater to download:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Application/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe
Right click the link above and Save target as... ; save the Installer to a location on your computer, install and run the updater on your computer. Select Firmware in the updater and Download Now, to start downloading the software for the player.

When you prefer to download manually or if you have another operating system, the firmware can be downloaded from the forums site [METHOD 2]:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board?board.id=e200R

May 30, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Cant not download on windows vista without disk for sansa c240


Hello,

> basic info
Support info for the c200 series players:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487/session/L3NpZC85cE94WVlZag%3D%3D/sno/0#c200
Answer pages for c200 and c240 related players:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/p/555%2C662%2C646%2C653%2C654/r_id/101834/search/1


> connection mode
The player can operate in either MSC or MTP mode.

MSC = Mass Storage Class, seeing the player as a removable disk.
In this mode you can transfer with copy and paste or drag and drop
method.
note
Before disconnecting in MSC mode always go through the icon right below "safely remove hardware": remove the player in the icon before taking out the USB cable.

MTP = Media Transfer Protocol, having the player connected in software
e.g. Windows Media Player.
note
Disconnect the player only after the dialog in the software tells you can disconnect the player or transfers have been finished.

USB connection mode can be set in the menu, it can be
auto detect
MSC
MTP
Look in the manual for this setup.
c200 series version 1:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/c200-ug-eng.pdf
c200 series version 2:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/c200v2-um-eng.pdf
USB connection mode can also be forced into MSC mode on the version 2 player (default connection version 2 player is MTP mode):
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the hold switch to the direction of the REC button so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Press and hold the left ( |<< ) button while connecting the device to the PC.


> recognizing in MTP mode
When an MTP device is not recognized in Windows Media Player 11:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/36/kw/vista/p/555%2C662%2C646%2C653%2C654/r_id/101834

FIX from Microsoft for Media Transfer Protocol related player / USB devices:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939211


> about compatible SD cards
Differences between version 1 and 2, c200 series players:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/194/sno/0

Hope this is enough information to get the downloads you want.
Just add a comment when needing more help.

Apr 09, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa c240 MP3 Player

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Sansa Fuze player will not connect to the computer


Hello,

The Sansa Fuze information support is on next site:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3249/

Sansa Fuze can connect in either MTP or MSC mode.
MTP is Media Transfer Protocol when a software program like Windows
Media Player 10 or higher is installed.
MSC is Mass Storage Class when the player is detected as an external flash drive in "My Computer".

The connection mode can be set to one of the following USB modes:
auto detect:
the player will connect in MTP or MSC mode. It depends on the drivers that are installed for the USB ports for the operating system and extra media software, if the data on the player can be detected. In auto detect
mode, MTP mode detection is only possible when having Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed.
mtp:
detection on operating system Windows XP SP2 or higher, in Windows Media Player 10 or higher.
msc:
detection on operating system Windows in the explorer in "My Computer" and on MAC operating system.

Look in the manual on page 35 = page 38 in the pdf file, how to switch the USB mode under System Settings in the player:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/UserManual/FUZE/fuze_userguide_en.pdf

Mar 20, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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I cannot access the music on my Samsa M230 via USB to PC. I would like to copy the music off the sansa and add new music, but windows media player doest show any music files on the m230 drive


Hello,

There are 2 modes the player can connect to a computer:
1. MSC mode: the operating system, seeing the player as a removable disk on "My Computer"
2. MTP mode: added software, when an extra program is started the player is detected in this application software: e.g. Windows Media Player

When songs show up on the player but not on My Computer:
1. The player is in MSC mode and music has been put on the player with a program in MTP mode
or
2. The player is in MTP mode and music has been put on the player
using Windows Explorer in My Computer in MSC mode

In your case the solution should be:
Switch the player into MSC mode and look in Windows Explorer for
a driver letter with a capacity of about 512MB memory.

How to get the player in MSC mode:
Using the menu on the player:
From the main menu go to Settings Menu > USB and select MSC mode.
Using the hold switch on the player:
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Facing the hold switch slide it to the right so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Connect the device to the PC.

Explore "My Computer", looking for the players content showing up as a drive letter (about 512 MB sized for the m230)
Click the drive letter, select your files and "copy + save" or "drag and drop" them to a location on the computer.

When needing more help, just post a comment.

Dec 30, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Have sansa mp3 but no disc and want to set up with my comp is there anywhere online i can get software to do this


Hello,

For the Sansa e200 series there's an overview link, listing all the important directions for the e250 2GB player.
Note: there are 2 e200 versions ( and a Rhapsody version), see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487/session/L3NpZC95ekVVVURRag%3D%3D/sno/0#e200
Firmware determines the player version and is not interchangeable.
Firmware check: On the player, from the Main Menu > Settings > Info, the firmware can be displayed.

The minimum system requirements for the "old" computer, see the manuals, should be:
Windows SP1 with Windows Media Player 10 running for the e200v1 and
Windows SP2 with WMP10 or higher for the e200v2.
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I'm not sure if the old computer supports USB devices like an external harddrive or memory stick.
When it does it's worth a try getting the player connected to the old computer.
The player must be switched to MSC mode to get connected to the computer.
Note: before disconnecting in MSC mode, always safely remove hardware (icon in the right corner of the computer screen below)
When connected In MSC mode, the computer sees the player as a removable disk / memory stick. Transfers can be made using the "drag and drop" method for normally putting data onto a drive.
  • switching to MSC mode through the menu:
1. Select the Setting item in Main Menu.
2. Select the USB mode item.
You can select Auto Detect or MSC mode.
3. Select MSC mode.

The manual of the e200v2 series does not give / show this option.
When not having the MSC menu function above, go through next steps for connecting the e200v2 in MSC mode.
  • switching to MSC mode, using the player's buttons:
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the hold switch to the direction of the headphone jack so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Press and hold the (| <<) button while connecting the device to the PC.

I hope this information gives all the support you need.
Just post a comment when needing more help.

Dec 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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How do i free 8mb in Sandisk Sansa M250 i formated but the same result happens plz help me!!!!


SanDisk tech support recommends formatting the m200 series in both MSC and MTP modes to completely clear out all work areas,"fragments" and residual data. The m200 has a very basic Operating System that doesn't have a defrag option. According to tech support, the m200 needs formmating occasionally to keep it working smoothly. I learned that formatting will also clear up intermittent hang-ups. I format mine each time I reload it.

Format in MSC Mode


With the m200 not connected to the PC, power it on, press the menu key. Select "Settings", then USB, then MSC.

Connect the m200 to the PC via the USB cable

Right click on the "Start" button.

Left click on "Explore"

Find the m200. It will show as a hard drive, for example: "SANSA M250"


Right click on the m200 device and select "Format"

After formatting is complete, click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the System Tray and stop the device

Disconnect the m200 from the PC.


Format in MTP Mode


With the m200 not connected to the PC, power it on, press the menu key. Select "Settings", then USB, then Auto Detect.

Connect the m200 to the PC via the USB cable.

Right click on the "Start" button.

Left click on "Explore"

Find the m200. This time it will not show as a hard drive but as a music device, for example: "SanDisk Sansa m250"Note there is no drive letter in MTP mode.

Right click on the m200 device and select "Format"

After formatting is complete, disconnect the m200 from the PC. There is no icon to stop the device.

Your m200 device is now formatted and ready to reload.


By the way, MSC mode is mostly for use with other than Windows XP computers. If you are using WinXP and Windows Media Player 10, you might consider using MTP mode and WMP to manage the m200's.

Source: http://forums.sandisk.com


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Jul 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Not enough memory


What I would recommend you to do is to format your device...
Formatting the player erases all files in the player, and oftentimes this is the best option to ensure that all files are removed and any corruption eliminated. Also, it is best to format the player when in MSC mode.
2. When the appears as a drive letter (under MSC mode), right-click on that drive letter and select "Format". On the "Format" pop-up window1.gif, click "Start" to begin the format process.
3. Follow the on-screen prompts and safely remove the player from your PC when the "Format Complete" display appears.
4. Unplug the player from the PC and when the player is powered up, the message "No Files" should appear on the player's LCD screen
5. Switch the mode back to "MTP", or continue to use "MSC". Note: It is best to use "MTP" when you are transferring subscription music to the player
Then I would recommend you to get the latest firmware upgrade for your device..To get the latest firmware upgrade follow this link...

http://sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
P.S. Please rate accordingly...
Thank you
Computerrep

Feb 05, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk sansa c140


You need to Have Windows XP / SP2, Wndows Media Player 10 or higher in order for the device to be recognized. If you have these components, try changing the mode on the device to MSC Mode. Settings>Mode>MSC. Best of Luck.

Sep 11, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c140 MP3 Player

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Sansa m240: 0 MB after wrong firmware update


If your Sansa does not recognize MSC (Mass Storage Class) mode, then your PC will not be able to communicate properly to it. Sandisk can fix it but you will have to email support@sandisk.com, to ask them how to proceed from here. Give them the following information: 1) Sansa device model 2) Firmware version on your device 3) What computer OS you have 4) Problem you're experiencing (what you've done) ZT3000 Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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