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Micro sd card

I have an e280. I am running windows XP SP2. My computer does not recognize the inserted sd card at all. My computer correctly sees the e280's internal memory. Songs can be loaded and deleted with no problem. The only problem I'm having is that the micro sd card is not recognized. The sd card in question does show up correctly in the e280. When the info screen on the e280 is accessed, there it is. My computer seems to be the problem. However when I used this same sd card on a e240 Sansa, the sd card was recognized. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

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  • frankocho Aug 25, 2008

    Elegant, simple very logical solution. Thanks!!

  • goodcharlie1 Sep 04, 2008

    I have the same problem regarding the recognition of the micro SD card - media player stubbornly refuses to see the additional memory. How do I get it to recognize the card?

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    my e250 has identical problem. unit recognizes card but computer does not .. windows media and explorer only see internal memory

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem what to do?

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Does your computer has an internal card reader?

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