Sansa e250 not playing/recognizing songs stored on internal memory, only on card
My sansa only plays and recognizes songs off of my memory card, it doesn't even show any songs at all if they are stored on internal memory. It never has, and i've just dealt with it, but now i want to fix it. I can see the songs from my computer, but the mp3 player doesn't even show them. I also have a problem with the "refreshing database" taking 5 minutes, but i'm just assuming that is supposed to do that because maybe it can't remember the songs stored on the card and has to "refresh the database" every time it's turned on? hopefully...i hope it's not a problem with the thing. This is getting irritating, and i have stopped using it because i don't want to wait on the database..maybe i won't have this problem when it can read the songs off of the player. I just followed your instructions to fix the "refreshing database" problem, i hope it fixes it, it's been saying "writing" for the last 10 minutes since i finished formatting it the way you said. I hope you can help! Thank you!
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the extra memory is considered a seperate drive and is recognized by your computer. Try moving the files you have from the normal internal memory to your backup drive so that you can download to internal again. (Via your computer and dragging and dropping)
To format it..on your device..go under..menu, setting and there should be a format option option there.. or you can change the device mode to MSC instead of MTP and right click on the drive which is listed under my computer and click on format..
let me know if that doenst work for you... Hope this helps
P.S.Please rate accordingly... Thank You Computerrep
Try using Windows Media Player instead, and see if you get the same result. If it loads in Windows Media Player, then the problem is with WinAmp and not your Mp3 player. When you say it loads half-way, do you mean it loads half the songs and then shuts off? Is the Sansa running on low battery? WinAmp has some kind of update released in the past week - did you download the update, and then experience the problem? It's probably not this, because other users have had the same problem that you are reporting since at least Christmas 2007.
The following is an advice from another Sansa user, so I haven't been able to verify it myself: "I have to have WinAmp open and a song playing then connect my player and then it will work fine. If I just connect my player then start WinAmp it crashes"
If all of the above fails, reformat your player and start over from scratch. Let me know how everything works out - this is an issue that not even the Sansa website seems to have an answer for.