It started when i was listening to one of my songs and it said that it was a bad file and when i tryed deleteing it and putting it back on it was an error putting it on and when i looked on it through My Computer there was wierd files in the Albums Music and a folder named tmp i dont know if that last one was there before becosue i never actually looked they all have files in them with names that use symbols when i try formatting it it doesnt do anything when i try deleteing the files myself it says ------ Cannot be deleted. The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected. Videos and pictures still work. i have tried both of the usb modes and i have tried updateing it and sometimes when i try downloading songs it just freezes and sometimes it just turns off
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Re: Big problems with Sansa e260
Hi, sounds like a firmware update is required.
While it can still be detected by your PC, back-up all your files to a temporary folder in your PC's C. Download firmware update at http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx and follow the instructions carefully. Firmware/drivers/software can be OS/version/model specific so you have to match everything before proceeding.
I have noticed this problem come up when the memory is almost full or with too many files or too many long file names.
I hope this be of some help and work out for you. Good luck.
I had a similiar problem with my e260, probably because I was shifting it from multiply computers and not being as careful with the files that got placed on it. Eventually corrupt data was an issue and I couldn't get it to clear at all. What did work was this: reformat the drive through internet explorer then do a system reset on the device as well.
After all the device files are readable as the same drive with everything else, but they've got to be hard coded in somewhere, otherwise a LOT of people would have a lot of miniature paperweights. Either way, it clears them completely back to scratch.
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You have songs that may be protected or the wrong format for your device. delete the bad song and download another copy from a different source and try it. This is not to uncommon due to different file formats and protection in the song files When you rip songs from another device often some won't load or play in another device especially if they are paid for songs.
Same problem delete a couple of songs up to 6 mg or 10 whatever then allow to refresh then download your songs back in the music file. the sansa needs some memory to know it has the sdcard in it...
Go to my computer scroll to sansa and open the media folder and open each sub folder and delete manually then delete the folders themselfs then format a couple of times hope this works Start over put new songs on it
Check and see if the songs you put on the mp3 player are a hidden file Connect to your computer open my computer goto tools on the top of the page folder options click on view Here you will see Hidden files and folder click on do not show hidden files and folders and put a check mark on hide ext....and hide protected Hit apply. Delete any songs you put on the player and start over
For the non-deletable files try:
For the Display:
From what I'm hearing you don't have a good driver. If you still have the disk use that. If not google it or something. I have a Sansa e260 as well so I would suggest loading the songs on in windows media player rather that windows explorer. If you open Media Player and then go to sync and it does not recognize your device, then you have a bad driver. If not, then start syncing your songs that way.
1. right click on my computer and select manage.
2. go to disk management on the left panel.
3. right click on the sansa icon, and go to format.
4. make sure that the file system is under FAT32.
This worked for me, hope it does for you.