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I recently got a Sansa e280 mp3 player as a gift. I've tried to download songs to it by copying songs to my laptop, using Windows Media Player 11. I have made a sync file, but when I connect my mp3 player to my computer, using the cable that came with it nothing happens. The "Start Sync" button does not light, and as player is not recognized. I've hit the "refresh device" button, and the "device refreshed completion" flashes, but I still can't download my playlist to the player. I used to be able to plug my Sansa MP3 player into my usb port and instantly it found the player and sent me to Media Player.
Suddenly, it doesn't recognize the player. I've tried ever USB port, and it doesn't work on any of them.
My son plugs it into his computer, and it reads it just fine.
On my computer, it does not start the Windows player, nor does it show up on my computer devices.

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    Same problem as the other guy. Used to read my player when I plugged in but now it does nothing.

  • the_showstop Dec 20, 2008

    yes i have thesame problem .

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem!

  • fishbone4258 Dec 26, 2008

    My RCA media player does the same thing. I already synced off 119 songs on a 2G mps and the same computer I did it on does not recognize my device anymore. I don't know what to do?

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I think I have a solution. First you turn on the MP3 Player and then go to the menu. Go down to settings. Then, go to USB. Go down to "MSC" and hit the middle button. It should take you back to the settings menu. That means you successfully changed that setting. Now plug the MP3 Player back into the computer and open up "My Computer." It should show up. I hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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Make sure you have media player 11
If you can, the best test is to try your player with another PC, to see if you still have the problem. This localises whether the problem is with the PC (most likely the USB) or the player. See the link below (search on "connection problems") for a lot more troubleshooting on this.
Download recovery tool off creative's website.
go to my computer > click on hardware tab >
click on device manager button > in the is next screen on the bottom should have>>universal serial bus controllers
(write these down just in case it cant find them)
right click on them and uninstall
reboot let windows reinstall them

Also told Microsoft hotfix causes this problem try uninstalling the last hotfix
If that doesn't fix it try the USB cable

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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Comment by vickisanchez, posted on Mar 19, 2008 IT FINALLY WORKS !!!!

Sandisk Tech support had me do the following:

- Turn it OFF
- Put it in the HOLD position
- HOLD the center button IN while plugging into USB port, continue to hold for 5 to 7 sec even after plugged in.
At this point MY COMPUTER recognized it. And it worked.

He also had me to:

- go to WWW.MICROSOFT.COM
- In the upper right hand search bar, type in MTP PORTING KIT
I did this and downloaded the first one. Now my Sansa Clip work perfect. I wish I would have talked to him last week before I returned the last one, for the same reasons.

If this does not help call the 1-800 # , opt #4, and ask for GUY (yes that is really his name) out of 5 or so calls to Tech Support he is the only one who knew what he was doing, and how to actually HELP.
GOOD LUCK

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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I had the same problem, all you have to do is first turn on the Mp3.Then go to settings. Then go down to USB mode. It will probably say, auto detect.But instead scroll down to MSC. If that doesn't work try MTP.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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What I would recommend you to do is to make sure that your device is under MTP mode instead of MSC...to do that go under menu,setting, usb and then there should the two mode listed there...then you want to plug your device in the back of your computer..not in the front..tghat is very important....once you do that..open up your windows media player...click on your start thee sync panel..if your device is recognize properly it will be showing there on the right side..and if its not listed properly, it will say connect a device..if thats the case..click on your start menu right click on computer and then click on propetties, click under hardware and then device manager..your device should be showing there...check under disk drives to see if your device is showing there and if it doesnt you want to right click and hit uninstall...we dont want your device to be under disk drive ..we want it to be under windows portable device...once you uninstall it...go to http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp and find the driver for your device..and then connecct the device on the back of your computer...it should work properly..if you are still having any problems..let me know..i would be more than happy to assist you..
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Try to reboot your PC. Leave mp3 player off when start Sync (if button lights up this time).

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