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Half full, no files on device

I have a Sandisk Sansa m240 1GB mp3 player. I put new songs on it, and it displayed ERROR everytime i tried to play first 10-20 songs. So i took everything off. But now it says it is halfway-full, but there is nothing on the device at all. Ive tried to view it on 3 different computers, all display the same info. Please help.

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  • kenderle Jul 05, 2008

    I have removed all files...but it says device is full and won't allow me to transfer any files over. HELP!

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

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Reformat the player and try again. You can look at the tips and Tricks in my profile to find out how to format an mp3 player.
There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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Hi,love to help out, but can not know exactly what happened to the mp3 player before it went off, so am going to give you steps to troubleshoot your mp3 player..

Power Problems

Try recharging the battery if the MP3 player is not turning on. To recharge the battery, connect one end of the USB cable to the USB port on the MP3 player and the other end to an open USB port on your computer. The Sandisk MP3 player will begin charging.
Try turning the player back on. If it does not turn on, perform a reset. To do this, press and hold the "Power/Menu" button for at least 15 seconds.

Turn the player back on.


Press the "Menu" button if the player keeps turning off periodically. Select the "Settings" option in the Menu and select "Power."


Select "Auto Power Off" and turn off the sleep settings.
Play and Display Problems


Connect your Sandisk to the computer. The computer will automatically recognize it as a new device.


Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop. You will see your MP3 player's icon listed as a removal disk together with other removal devices.


Double-click the MP3 player's icon. Double-click the "Music" folder. You will see all the songs uploaded on your player. Right-click the music file that is not playing and click "Properties." In the "Properties" window, you should see which format the music file is in. If it is not an MP3, WMA or WAV, it will not play. Only upload music files of these formats.

Right-click a music file that displays "Unknown artist/album" and click "Properties." Click the "Summary" tab and click "Advanced." Input the data you want, such as the song title, album, artist and year. Click "OK" to save the changes.



Rule Out Basic Hardware and Software Issues

Verify the stability of the Sandisk Sansa MP3 player's hardware and software to help narrow the scope of your troubleshooting efforts. Check that the player has a full battery charge by connecting the Sandisk Sansa to your computer using the included USB cord and waiting for the yellow charging icon to show on the player's screen. Ensure the Sandisk Sansa's internal software is current by downloading the latest firmware updates from the Sandisk website.
Troubleshoot File Issues on the Sandisk Sansa MP3 Player

Review the digital files for potential compatibility conflicts that are causing errors on the Sandisk Sansa MP3 player. This is one of the most common causes of problems when trying to play songs on the device. Look at the end of each of the song files on your computer and check that they end with ".mp3" or ".wma." Use the Sansa Media Converter software (included on the player's original software installation disk) to convert any other files into a format that is compatible with your MP3 player. Make sure you have all rights to the songs. Some songs, such as those purchased in iTunes or the Windows Media Store, require an individual to give each player playback rights. If your Sansa player has not been verified, it will not be able to play protected files.
Contact the Sandisk Technical Support Hotline

Contact the Sandisk Technical Support Center if all troubleshooting attempts fail to restore the Sandisk Sansa to an error-free status. Individuals covered under the Sansa's one-year warranty, or individuals willing to pay a small fee, can contact Sandisk electronically via its support website (link in the Resources section) or via telephone (866-726-3475).


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Hi, the Sansa E260 is a portable MP3 player released by SanDisk in 2004. Several problems may cause the E260 to not function as intended from time to time. Common problems that occur are the device freezing, album art not appearing on the screen when a song is playing, pictures not filling the screen size and missing information on the separate tracks. You can troubleshoot the device and fix many of these common problems without the need of a service technician.

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1. The Sansa E260 may freeze or function in other unexpected ways from time to time. This generally occurs when the unit's software has developed an error. Reset the device to clear the error and return the device to normal working operation. A unit reset is similar to rebooting your computer. You won't lose any data stored on your device.

To reset the E260, press and hold the "Power/Menu" button for about 15 seconds. The device will be forced to power down, during which the error will be cleared. You can restart the E260 as normal once the reset is complete.
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4. The E260 displays information about each song using the ID3 tags associated with each track. ID3 tags hold information such as the artist name, album name, track number, year it was released and other information. If the E260 shows an artist or album as unknown, the information in the ID3 tag was not filled in. You can insert information into the ID3 tags from your computer.

To change the ID3 information, right-click on the music file and choose "Properties." Click on the "Summary" tab and choose "Advanced." The ID3 fields will display in the window. Insert any of the missing information and click "OK." When you upload the song onto your E260, the newly inserted information will show up in the display.

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If you cant see it in MTP mode, the MTP drivers may not be installed on your computer.

Its easier to do this than explain the other solution.

Follow these instructions and you will be back in business.

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.




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