Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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E260 Wont Turn On

Running WindowsXP Pro

Plugged into a wall charger everything works fine as long as it is plugged in. Changed mode to MSC and plugged into the PC. Formatted successfully and updated Firmware. Same problem.
Changed to new battery and charged overnight. Full charge. Unplugged from PC. Same problem.
While connected to PC displays "Writing" for a long time before displaying "Connected".
Just wont turn on unless connected to wall charger.

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  • Max Drive Jun 14, 2008

    It is already set to WindowsXP style.

  • Max Drive Jun 15, 2008

    After all the various updates and other wonderful attempts to drive me crazy I removed the new battery and carefully examined the interior of my e260. The battery connections seemed a little low (slightly bent down) so I very gently bent them up to a point where they would center on the battery contacts. It WORKED!
    Apparently someone bent them while replacing the battery and at least one was hitting the plastic battery casing instead of the contact!
    I now have a working e260 with a shiny new battery in it.

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On the desktop click right button and click properties.now go to the apperance below the windows and buttons chane it as windowsxp style.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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Computer(s) wont recognize sansa e260


i have the same SANSA e260.....and the same problem....its easy just turn on your sansa then push the menu botton, slide the wheel in the center and at the end of the options say USB enter there and change usb mode from MTP to MSC mode.....and ready

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E260 - now showing two empty directories (but I still have my music)


try formatting it. to do that, simply scroll down to settings, and in settings hit format. you'll lose everything that was on it tho, if that don't work then try updating. if your unsure how to update go here.
and install the program.

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How do i update my firmware


It is pretty easy. If running Windows just download the Sansa Updater (see link below) and install it.

Then, use the Mac/Linux instructions (even if running windows!) to put the e260 into MSC mode- turn e260 on, switch e260 hold switch to on, press and hold the e260s LEFT button "<<" while you plug the USB cable into the e260.

For me (running Windows XP) the Sansa updater automatically detected the e260 then and updated the e260's firmware.

Links to the updater, and alternative complete instructions for Mac/Linux are here
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=10357

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Problem with sansa e260


It is because the e260 is not in MSC mode (where it looks to the computer like a hard disk).

Try this, this will temporarily set your e260 into MSC mode. Then download and install the firmware as per instructions (or use the Sansa Updater software also available on the Sansa site). This will then let you see a menu item to switch to MSC mode.

MSC mode instructions:
  1. Turn on the e200 v2
  2. Put the device in Hold (move Hold button until orange is showing)
  3. Press and hold the Left Button
  4. Plug the 30 pin connector into the device (be sure the USB is plugged into the computer)
  5. Wait for the e200 drive(s) to show up
  6. Follow instructions below and drag files to the e200 drive

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=10357


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MTP Mode Doesnt Work


Try uninstalling MTP Mode in the Windows Device Manager, and replugging the player - set the menu setting in the Sansa itself to "auto" for USB Mode before replugging. Let me know how it works.

Jun 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Cant switch to MSC on sansa e260


Try this instead:
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Cant find mp3 player


http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1532
Sansa Recovery Tool
PDF how to use recovery tool

Answer The power may be depleted fully or the Connect might be hung during boot. Charge the Connect for at least 20 minutes using the AC charger. If the Connect will not turn on after 20 minutes charging with the AC charger, you can then try using the Connect Recovery Tool.

The recovery tool will reformat and reload the latest firmware to the Connect. The tool and instructions are located here.

Note: Ensure the Connect is turned off by holding the power button 8-10 seconds before initiating the recovery sequence.
Answer ID: 450 Created: 05/14/2007 Updated: 11/08/2007
For Products: MP3 -> All Sansa Connect
Category(s): Audio Player
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Explanation:
The e200 can operated under two different modes, MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode and MSC (Mass Storage Class) mode.

To see the MicroSD card as a Removable Disk, the e200 must be in MSC mode. The following screen shots show how the "My Computer" screen will look when the device is plugged in under each mode.

MTP Mode
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MSC Mode
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Solution:

To change the mode from MTP to MSC go to the Main Menu of the e200.

If you're e200 is plugged into your computer, please unplug it first.

1) Scroll to the "Settings" > "USB Mode" > "MSC Mode" and push the select button.

2) Connect the e200 to the computer using the USB cable provided.

3) Go to "My Computer" and there will now be two Removable Disk drives similar to the MSC Mode image on top.



Answer ID: 356 Created: 03/23/2006 Updated: 03/24/2006
For Products: MP3 -> All Sansa e200 Series , Mobile Memory Cards -> All microSD and microSDHC
Category(s): Audio Player , Computer Only-> Windows XP


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just--
never but this junk.
everyone seems to have the same problems with this crummy mp3 plyer.
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just get a Zune or something else...

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My Sansa E260's screen is white and it won't turn off


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