Hey my sansa e260 has like a million problems
first my computer won't detect my player. it also won't charge, when i plug it in first it gets stuck on the start up screen then i press menu and it goes to the menu but the time and battery icon are both not there . i also can't add any song and it says my song list is empty and it's the same for everything else ( movies, recordings ...etc)
and when i try to set the time it works untill itry to set the year then the screen just fades away then it turns off. i've tried everthing : installing new firmware emailing sandisk didn't help at all i don't know what to do it's been like this for months :( PLEASE HELP!!
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Re: my sansa e26 0 is totaly screwed up
The device usually gets like that from faulty music. If you just updated the firmware and left the music on there, you would usually have the same issues.
Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website, select "format" when prompted.
This will rollback the firmware and delete everything on the player.
Best of Luck.
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There is a trick to charging the battery in these small mp3 players. It wont charge if it is turned on, and it won't charges if it's turned off. Here what to do... 1. plug the payer into your USB port. or wall charger 2. switch thje palyer on using the mechanical switch (on the side) 3. turn it off by either holding down the play button, or selecting "System" from the menu 4. The screen will go black and the battery will begin charging.
I assume that you are running an older version of Windows from XP/2000. If you can get on the internet, go to Sansa's site and download the driver from there. Here is a link http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/SMC
i have the same SANSA e260.....and the same problem....its easy just turn on your sansa then push the menu botton, slide the wheel in the center and at the end of the options say USB enter there and change usb mode from MTP to MSC mode.....and ready
hey download real media player...itz easy to use and it ll show up ur sansa player and u can edit the song name list in it ..try out.. there u can just rite click and delete the songs in the real media itself...the song 'll shoe up in the libraray
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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
The battery may have become disconnected from the contacts, therefore it will not charge the battery but lights up when connected to the PC.
Remove the 4 screws on the back, remove and re-seat the battery. Charge the device for a few hours.
Best of Luck.
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