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Sansa Express 2Gb Recovery

I have Sansa Express already 3years ..and it worked fine till now..reliable sound quality, good menu design.i'm pleased besides my other 2 mp3players...I've got only once problem with the sansa ..the pc suddenly did not recognize device...you know stmp3600 driver..but updated manually the firmware ..and I fixed the problem that time......now...my computer is recognizing my device ok...same Mtp protocol..same read/write files on player....ok..noproblem....but physically...Sansa Express Display cannot start..device just wont start.....whats the problem?

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SOURCE: sansa e250 drivers

Hi there , in the settings menu in your player if you go into usb you can change it to msc mode and it will read as a normal usb drive so you can transfer songs etc

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Why won't my Sansa Media Converter recognize my Sansa e250 Mp3 player?

After spending a couple of months enjoying listening to music on my Sansa e280, I tried to transfer videos to my Sansa e280 last night for the first time. It didn’t work. The Sansa Media Converter didn’t recognize my device (a common issue based on numerous postings I since read). I immediately searched the Internet for solutions for my situation. In the forums I read people suggested several solutions to this issue, ranging from reinstalling Sansa Media Converter to reinstalling Microsoft XP. A number of solutions talked about switching from MTP to MSC mode on my player, but I didn’t even have that menu/option on my player. Wow, I was frustrated. Other postings suggested to read the instruction manual. I did, and that led to further frustration. Like many postings, the manual also referred to the option of switching from MTP to MSC mode, which wasn’t available on my player. I was about to give up but persisted further (what else could I do in the middle of the night? – Rhetorical, please don’t answer.)
After a few hours of reading through message boards and finding nothing but shared frustrations, I turned to SanDisk’s site to see if they had posted any solutions. On their main site I found a forum that had outdated on how to “force” the device into MSC mode. After more looking, I found the REAL solution, which I am now posting everywhere possible to save everyone else who is still confronted with this issue some trouble.
There are only two things you need for the solution:
1) Download the firmware updater from SanDisk: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
2) Download the most recent version of Sansa Media Converter (v. 4.220 at the time I downloaded it):
http://www.sandisk.com/driverdownload/drlogin.asp?driverId=184 (free registration/login required)
First download and install the firmware updater. The installation requires you to start without the device plugged in and then requires you to connect your device via USB to complete the process. When successfully installed, the updater’s icon shows up in the system taskbar (by your clock). Impatiently, I clicked on the icon and selected the option to “Check for updates now.” It worked. I soon received a message that my device firmware was updated and to disconnect the device to complete the process.
The result? I now had the option, “USB Mode” as one of the options under “Settings.” I could now select Auto, MTP, or MSC. I thought that was progress. I then tried transferring files as indicated in other postings, but the videos didn’t appear in the catalog when I tried putting them on using a drag-and-drop transfer method. I then read the new manual I downloaded and read that the ONLY way to transfer videos and images to the device is through Sansa Media Converter.
I then downloaded the Sansa Media Converter software, which was a larger download. Once downloaded, I ran the setup installation process. The process was fairly slow and seemed to be stalled; however, it did succeed.
Of note on the media converter software is that it is now developed by InterVideo, a company that also produces an excellent DVD player that I use on my PC. I plugged in my player, and EVERYTHING worked as expected. I was able to transfer videos without a hitch. The Sansa Media Converter 2 seems to be an excellent piece of software. I am guess that SanDisk ditched the previous media converter software, which was produced by ArcSoft and went with InterVideo. Just for kicks, I visited the InterVideo site and noticed they were recently purchased by Corel.
Additional information: SanDisk apparently launched a new site at http://www.sandisk.com/sansa/ to help people learn more about their MP3 player products and to receive support. The site is extremely easy to use and helpful; however, it’s a Flash application, so I can’t link directly to the Sansa 280e support page, which is the right jumping-off point for all of the information you need. Getting there is easy. Just select “Support > Software and User Manuals” on the home page. On the “software + user manuals” landing page, select “Sansa e200” (all of the e200 series players use the same drivers, firmware, and media converter program, which was another of my concerns last night.) You will be taken to a page with all of the downloads related to the e200 series, which include the links referenced above. The site also includes forums and other support information. I don’t have an answer to why this solution is posted first and foremost on the site, but that’s another issue.

I hope this helps everyone who was experiencing this issue. The product seems to be work well now that these updates have been installed and applied. I can’t explain why SanDisk has forced its customers to go through all of this pain and these maddening gyrations, but I’m glad they have provided solutions that address these issues.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: sansa clip mp3 player 2GB shows as UNKNOWN DEVICE when i connect

Sandisk website will have it, and will have the vista compatible software:
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

here is the link for the sansa updater.

Ok...here is something you might want to do....I know you already formatted your device a zillion times already but please do it one more time using the Format option under Settings menu in your device....then restart your computer....then plug in your computer again after restarting to see if it recognizes now.....if not...here is one thing you could do....go to this link

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

download the USBDeView software and see if the registry has the player in there....select it and delete it and then plug in your PC again to see if it will re-register the device and works...hope this will help.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Sansa e260 says connected but device not recognized

Substitute REC fo volume + in the following:
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
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.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 2gb Sansa Fuze won't recognize 2gb Micro SD

place the blank card into the SanDisk player
go to SETTINGS press "enter"
go to SYSTEM SETTINGS press "enter
go to FORMAT press "enter"
it will ask "are you sure you want to format this device"?
select YES

dowload songs to REMOVABLE DISK drive F, at least that is what my PC assigned it to. You will overload your MP3 PLAYER if you continue to download to the Sanza Drive.

Hope this helps.

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good day sir hope that this will help you to your problem....

What is a firmware, and what does a Sansa Firmware Updater do? Firmware defined
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Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
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If these fail, then:
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