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Re: not recognized by the computer
If you are connecting it to a non powered USB you may have problems connecting it(by non powered I mean a usb hub that is not AC/DC powered; only powered by your usb port), but if it has worked before, try swapping usb ports and see if it's recognised.
Sometimes USB can have a power issue with certain hardware.
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Try plugging your device to the USB port in the back of the computer. On older computers, the front USB ports are USB1 while the ones in the back are USB2, and I've seen it happen when some devices would go completely unnoticed if they were plugged into USB1.
If that doesn't help, try plugging it into a different computer. If that computer also doesn't recognize it, the problem may lie in the device.
try resetting it to factory settings.if that doesnt work you have to generate a system file. you can do this by recording your own voice in the player and saving it. this generates the system file and the computer will be able to recognize the player.thanks for using fixya!. please dont forget to rate my solution!
I recently purchased the Sandisk e260 Mp3 player but my PC is not recognizing the mp3 player & i can't transfer my music to the mp3 player. I tried connecting to 3 different PCs & they all don't seem to recognize the mp3 player. any ideas what else i can try?
to gabby, some computer may not even recognize mp3 player from a removable disk, i would suggest that your mp3 player will serve as a back up... tranfer all your music to a folder to a fixed drive like drive c: then change the format w/c suits for your pc's media player compatibility like mp3 formats then, after your done transfer again all your songs to your back up mp3, or better yet scan all your music w/ an anti virus like kaspersky, hope this would help
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!
I am running a Sansa and an Ipod simultaneosuly with no conflict, so the problem is definitely with the Sansa.
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.
What services is it not showing up on? Windows Media Player? Try downloading Media Monkey (they have a free version) - it will recognize the player, and you can use Media Monkey to view, transfer songs.
if you have a Windows-based computer, you may have to reformat the iPod by going to My Computer, right-clicking on iPod logo, and then selecting "Format" player (only do this as a last resort - iPod's are generally so good that you just plug n play). The apple website has good info if you need Vista-related support for this.