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Sansa e-260 Basically the same problem as the individual on a page of yours: the Sansa Media Converter (version 1.1.2.74)and Windows Media Player (version 10.00.00.4036) don't recognize the player. The screen on the e260 says 'Connected' and has the arrows going back & forth. Windows Device Manager lists Sansa e260 under 'Windows Portable Devices' and when I click on that it says Location is Location 0 (Sansa e260)and that "This device is working properly". I've downloaded and installed the Sansa Updater and checked for updated versions of the device drivers. I've rebooted the computer (Windows XP, Service Pack 2) but still no luck neither the Sansa Media Converter or Windows Media Player recognize the device. Is there more I can try?

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

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