This player is supposed to be a 4GB player, but after formatting it, it says that I only have 1.37GB available. Why is that? Before I formatted, it would only hold 290 songs. I thought it would hold 1,000.
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Re: Formatted but only have 1.3GB left
Try to format this player on "Disk Management" while applying the correct File System type (FAT32) to get better results.
Here are the steps:
1. Set your player to MSC mode by using using the Menu to navigate to this selection:
Menu >> Settings >> USB Mode, then select "MSC"
2. Plug the E260 to your computer. Your computer should recognize the player as a "Removable Drive" and it should appear with a Drive letter when browsed in Windows Explorer.
3. Open the "Computer Management" window by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon and selecting "Manage"
4. Locate and left-click on "Disk Management" (located on the center section on the left pane of the window)
5. The right pane "Disk Management" window has an upper and lower portion. The both portions would display the Sansa E620 icon with a corresponding drive letter. Right-click on either icon and select "Format"
6. When the "Format" window appears, make sure that the File System is set to "FAT32", and that the "Quick Format" checkbox on the bottom of that screen remains un-checked. Click on "Start" to begin formatting your player. Follow the on-screen prompts
7. When the format process is complete, the E260 should display the correct capacity (approximately 3.8 GB)
8. Feel free to switch the mode back to MTP.
I hope this helps. Let me know on the results. There may be other solutions I could offer.
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get in recovery mode holding the record button and lock and power on. connect to the computer. a folder named 16mb format. create a new folder sansa.fmt and remove from computer. it will formatted correctly and will work fine.
The format error is a problem with your media player only being able to play certain types of media. Your media player plays only AMV video formatted files. The solution to this problem is to convert the videos you want to watch to the AMV file format before putting them on your player. You need to download a converter: http://www.amvvideoconverter.netThen convert the files to AMV files.Then you add them to your media player as you normally would. This SHOULD work.
the card will be seen only if it is compatible with the player ..and after it will be formatted using the feature available in the player ..so ...what you have t do ..is to look in the menu for storage ...choose the card ..and under its options choose format ..and see if it will be seen after restarting it ..
I'm having the same problem, I left it alone for a week, and it turned back on, I formatted it and it worked for a few days, but I think one of the songs I recently downloaded must have a virus or something... Don't give up yet is all I'm sayin
Try resetting the device by pushing a pin into the small hole for about 3 - 6 seconds. You can also try to switch on the mp3 player and format it on the mp3 player itself if you have this function. One of these to solutions should work either way.
The best thing that you can do for this problem is to connect the player to the computer via USB and then when its detected already you can just right click the device and select format to make sure the player is clean and everything will be back and working...