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Sansa 1 gig mp3 player express volume control won't work

This player has only been used about 20 hours. It hasn't been dropped or abused - it has been sitting in a case for months, and now the volume control won't go up or down. Volume is too high for comfortable listening.

I bought it at Radio Shack in October of 07. What recourse do I have?

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    I have the Sandisk Sansa 2gb (e250 I think). I bought it as a refurb and the scroll wheel malfuncitons. Whether I turn it to the left or the right, it always registers right. So, I can never turn the volume down. And it's TOO LOUD!!! The rest of the problems with no left scroll features are fine (just scroll all the way back around or use the arrow keys.

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When you posted the problem, it was probably still under warranty. Call Sandisk to redeem the warranty.

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When i turn on my sansa e260 and show the sandisk logo, it restart showing the logo over and over without going to the main menu, how do i fix it ?


Hi, welcome to fixya!

You need to reset your sansa for it to be in order again.

Learn how to reset the your various San Disk models;

Resetting a Sansa Fuze+, Clip+, c200, e200, or e200R player:

1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power/Menu button.
3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.


Resetting a Sansa View, Fuze, or Clip player:

1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.

Resetting a Sansa Express player:

NOTE: The device can be either ON of OFF.

1. Press-and-hold the Volume Up (+) and Select buttons simultaneously for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the buttons.

If resetting doesn't solve the problem, please let me know for more assistance.

Good luck.

Nov 03, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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How to reset different models/version of San Disk players


Hi,<br /><br />Learn how to reset the your various San Disk models;<br /><br />Resetting a Sansa Fuze+, Clip+, c200, e200, or e200R player:<br /><br />1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.<br />2. Release the Power/Menu button.<br />3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.<br /><br /><br />Resetting a Sansa View, Fuze, or Clip player:<br /><br />1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.<br />2. Release the Power switch.<br />3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.<br /><br />Resetting a Sansa Express player:<br /><br />NOTE: The device can be either ON of OFF.<br /><br />1. Press-and-hold the Volume Up (+) and Select buttons simultaneously for approximately 20 seconds.<br />2. Release the buttons.<br /><br />Good luck.<br /><br />

on Nov 24, 2010 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I was listening to the player and it all of a sudden wouldn't shut off and it wouldn't charge, after 2 days it charged and i was able to get into the files but it wont let me delete the files and says my...


Hello,

When the Sansa Express keeps freezing you can RESET the device using next step:
note:
The device can be either on or off, player NOT connected to the computer:
Press and hold the Volume Up (+) and Select buttons simultaneously for approximately 20 seconds.

When the "rebuilding database" message keeps coming back, the player will need an update.
Use the Sansa Firmware Updater (works on Windows only) or go for the matching download on the forum:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/446/kw/database/p/555%2C662%2C687/r_id/101834
The Sansa Firmware Updater will contain the driver for the computer to perform a firmware update on your player [ METHOD 1 ].
When downloading the driver package manually, first put the driver "StMp3Rec.sys" in the correct folder on your computer. Next start the SansaExpressUpdater [ METHOD 2 ].
During this update, connection between player and the computer is based on MTP mode, Media Transfer Protocol: Drivers and software are needed to get access to the player.

The player could also be accessed in MSC mode, seeing the player as a removable disk. How to get connection in MSC mode, see next link:
http://www.machinist-toolbox.com/SansaExpress_MSC-Mode.pdf

Manual for Sansa Express:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/express-userguide-en.pdf

Support site for the Sansa Express:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487/session/L3NpZC9nWWpkcGYqag%3D%3D/sno/0#express

May 19, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa MP3 Player

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I updated my Sansa Clip yesterday when I got the regular reminder through the updater but now the volume is very low even when the slider is at max. The manual says it can be adjusted through the settings...


After a update the player needs to be reset. To reset the player:
1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.

Mar 17, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa express won't turn on


Normal 0 Press and hold the Volume Up (+) and Select buttons at the same time for about 20 seconds
Make sure that the player is charged up.

Try to power reset the device by pressing and holding the center and volume up button at the same time, while connecting it to the PC.

If power reset fails, charge the device for at least two and a half hours. The computer should not be in sleep or hibernation state while charging.

You may need to update firmware.

Feb 07, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa MP3 Player

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Power


First, try a soft reset. Do this by pressing the center button and the up volume button simultaneously and try turning it on. If that does not work for you, you will need to get a micro sd card (it can be a dummy) and insert it into the slot on the side of the mp3 player. If you do not have one, you can use one of the round edges of a paper clip (be careful) to get it to come on. When you put either in, it should come on automatically, but if not, just press the power button. This should work for you.

Aug 30, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 8 gig


You might have a different operating system now - Windows Vista will not automatically recognize this player.

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
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/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, 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.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Jan 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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MY Sansa Express, says USB malfunctioned, when connecting to PC


These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
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/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, 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.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the "MTP Device" by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Oct 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Deleting songs


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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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
or
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Oct 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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