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No format option works for me!!!!! EVER!!!

I try to format to get the corrupted files off the mp3 using the sansa msc mode. Formats it, but it just returns to the normal state with all of the media still there. Try to format it using windows exp., says windows can not complete the format. Try to do it every other possble way, and manually removing music, but it just keeps returning to its original state everytime I reboot it. This is retarted. What can I do?

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I would recommend that you update the device firmware and then that should solve your problem...to update the firmware follow the link below
http://sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
Hope this helps
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Thank you
Computerrep

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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Download from the sansa support site > http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4431/related/1/kw/media%20converter/r_id/101834 the firmware updater for your player model. The Media Converter is free to use. You can access the converter down load from the updater program. Now also the Sansa player can hook up to a computer in two different modes. Through normal use it can switch modes on it's own, although rare it can happen. Now stuff added in one mode can not be seen in the other mode and you can not delete the files. So you have MSC mode which means Mass storage class and is the best mode to use. Then MTP mode means Media transfer protocol, you have to use this mode if you use Napster and such to download MP3's with protected content (DRM) you have to set the player to one mode or the other, to see the files and delete the files you want to delete or to find the missing room. MSC makes your player look like a thumb drive, and is easy to use. Sansa Media Converter (SMC) software is required to convert and transfer videos and photos (pictures) to your Sansa player. With the player hooked up to the computer via the USB cable. Drag and drop your video into the "video" folder. Be sure the video is converted into the proper file format. Sansa players use the following video and music formats AVI, MPEG-42_bing.gif, MP3.

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open explorer and go to tools, folder options, view, click on don't show hidden files2_bing.gif or folders, click on hide ext and hide protect click apply... Format mp3 player2_bing.gif and tranfer music back to the sansa You can make another music2_bing.gif folder (music1)put music in this....Keep it on msc this reads expansion cards and the sansa USB mode located on the sansa if asked to change to MSC goto menu press enter scroll to settings press enter scroll to usb mode press enter scroll to msc press enter

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When the Sansa reads "refreshing database," what it is doing is going through all the songs you've loaded on to it, pulling out the "tag" information (Artist, Album, Song Title, Genre) so it can add this information to its own database which it uses to display the songs to you in its menus.

If it gets stuck during this process, usually it's because of a corrupt song file, or a song file in a format it doesn't understand.

Note that the e280 is only able to play MP3 and WMA audio formats. If you've loaded a different type of audio file onto your Sansa, you'll need to remove them.

If the songs you've recently loaded have all been MP3 and/or WMA, you may have loaded a corrupted file onto your Sansa. Try removing the songs you recently added, and see if the problem goes away.

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My sansa clip has maxed out space and won't turn on


Hello,

Sandisk has an Answers support site for the Sandisk players.
Searching for answers on the item space, links to next page:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/kw/space/r_id/101834/search

The first answer on not enough space for musicDB will give 2 options for deleting files, see next page:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/848

Option 1 for normally erasing files.
Deleting selected files:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/41

Method 1: deleting files on the player itself .

Method 2: deleting files when connected to a computer
when using method 2, switching USB mode from MTP to MSC or vice versa may be needed to see the files in the folders.
Information about the problem "hidden files", see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/447
How to change the USB mode of the player, see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207


Option 2, erasing all files on purpose or when memory is corrupted .
Formatting the device, deleting all files:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/107

This help page shows how to perform a format of the player using
disk management. The player has to be in MSC mode when performing
this action.
How to switch to MSC mode is mentioned before, see link:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207


Manual for the Sansa Clip in pdf format:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/UserManual/CLIP/CLIP_UM_English.pdf

When more help is needed, just post a comment.

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Deleting files through Format:

1. 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 window, 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

***Or you can use windows media player to format your player....
Open up your windows media player and click on the sync tab..assuming that you have windows media player 11...right click on the device and hit format..if you have windows media player there should be a little pen or pencil on the right side..just click on it and hit format..
I hope this helps. :)
Please rate accordingly...

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try converting them to quicktime movie format with a different program then put them in the folder
(must be in msc mode to put the videos in the folder

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You need to switch the player to MSC mode. Got to settings -> USB -> MSC. Then you will be able to format the drive. If it is in MTP mode you can only tranfer files using Media player.

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(for some strange reason i just switch it to msc mode plug it in unplug it and they are gone ?)

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Go to settings and scroll to the USB Mode option and change it to MSC Mode. This will then treat your Sansa as an external drive.

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I had to perform this when a music file became corrupted and I couldn't start the player. Also, with the player in MSC mode you can just drag and drop files from your computer rather than using media Player. If you prefer the latter, just switc the USB Mode back to MTP when you are done.

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