Re-formatted Sansa e260 - still 1.4 GB (out of 4GB) tied up
I have a brand new Sansa e260 (from Best Buy). Put it in PlayForSure mode - had no interest in Rhapsody. Deleted all of the video / music / photo crapware that was pre-installed. 1.4GB out of 4GB still tied up. Reformatted the device. No change.
Working fine otherwise - have copied over lots of music - but really want that 1.4GB back.
I have the latest firmware too.
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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.
I bought a sandisk and it came with best buy stuff loaded. Well best buy stuff expired and i have a lot of memory tied uop with it. I want to totaly reformat and remove all related stuff to best buy so I can start from scratch
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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.
You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.
- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.
Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.
Best of Luck.
If you formatted it thru Windows Media Player, or Rhapsody, it didnt really format properly.
Make sure the device is in Rhapsody Mode. Settings>Mode or USB Mode>Rhapsody.
On your computer go to Disk Management. Right Click on My Computer and select Manage. On the next window select Disk Management, under Storage. On the right side at the top of the window you will see the device listed (i.e. Sansa e250r). Right click on the device and select format. Dont select any other options, just hit Start.
Your device is now formatted properly.
Best of Luck.