I once had a problem with my mp3 player, but my sister restarted it. we were able to add about 600 songs to it. now when i go to put it into the computer, on one of the modes, nothing even comes up. on the other, everything appears except the music file! i can see the photo, record, and video, but not music!!! help please!
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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
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format it once more then use usb a cable to plug in the mp3 player and u see a removable drive is created in my computer double click the drive and then create a song folder inside it then copy paste the songs which u want to insert into the mp3 player. after the songs are copied safetly remove the mp3 player then listen to the songs which u have transfered....... enjoy mp3 player.....
**Drag and Drop** Connect your MP3 player to the computer. Some MP3 players connect directly to a USB port,
while others connect to a USB port by way of a specific USB connector that comes with the
MP3 player. Open the folder on the computer that contains the music files you want to
transfer. This is usually the "My Music" folder, available from the "Start" menu, but it can
be any folder where you save your music files. Scroll down to the song you want to transfer
to the MP3 player. Right-click on the title. When the options are displayed, click on "Send
To." Scroll down the "Send To" options and select your MP3 player. This can be listed as
your MP3 player's name or as "Removable Drive." Click on this selection. Continue this
process until you have transferred all songs that you want to your MP3 player. --**Windows Media Player**-- If you have a large playlist to transfer, you may prefer to do it from your media player,
such as Windows Media Player. Once your MP3 player is connected to the computer, open
Windows Media Player. Click on the "Sync Music" tab. Drag songs that you want from your
Windows Media Library over to the "Sync Music" column to create a playlist. Click the "Begin
Sync" tab at the bottom once you have all of the songs on your playlist. This action will
sync all of the songs to your MP3 player with one click. Disconnect your device once songs
have been transferred by clicking on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the bottom-right
side of the desktop tray.
Plug it into the usb device of your computer download the latest firmware from the RCA website. Keep mp3 plug in and then install the downloaded firmware do not unplug it while the firmware is downloading to the mp3 player
Sansa MP3 players have 2 modes, MTP and MSC. In order for playlist to show up properly on your player it must be in MTP mode. First, go to settings then USB mode or just mode( depending on the player). then choose MTP. Once it's in this mode, connect to you PC. Open Windows Media Player and go to the library. Right click on the song of your choice then go down to "add to" then click on additional playlist. Type the name of your songs and click ok. Right Click on the next song, click on "add to" then click on the name of you playlist. Continue this until you playlist is complete. Click on the Sync tab at the top and then click on sync settings. make sure "sync device automatically" is checked off. scroll through the large white box and only check off the playlist you want on the player. Click ok and the playlist will start to sync to the player. Once complete, disconnect the player select music then scroll down to playlist and you will see the name of your playlist...
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marth - in the menu, go to Settings --> USB Mode --> Autodetect; if it is already set to auto, then change to either MTP mode or MSC mode - one mode will show Audible/Recordings, and the other will show your Music
this player had a messed up file system, which is wqhy you're experiencing that problem
guest - your mp3 player is incompatible with protected Rhapsody WMA's - switch to Rhapsody's mp3-only subscription level, and reload the songs, and they will play fine (remember: with rhapsody, once your 30-day trial or subscription expires, any WMA files will become useless. Stick with their mp3 subscription, and you will be fine).
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Well, all I did is search the whole house to find the USB cable for my Mp3 player. Once I found that, I plugged it into the player and computer, then I erased EVERY song on the Mp3. Lastly I coppied the songs to the Mp3, and BINGO, I could play every song I put on the player.
first you have to turn your sansa on and go to the setting and then you have to go to usb mode and ptu it on "mtp"
then plug it back up to your computer and this time when you plug it up the computer will start detecting it and when add song use your windows media player