03-18-2008 12:54 PM - last edited on 08-26-2010 03:36 PM by sansamonsta
Sansa Mod. Team
03-29-2008 11:16 AM
Mr Smiley Face,
GOOD NEWS FINALLY! - With 03.01.16a for Americas Shuffle works properly with PLAYLISTS. If you want to turn unhappy faces to SMILEY FACES, you should add the above to the list of BUG FIXES. The comment that is made about Shuffle in the list does not state this.
e280v2 - stop telling people they need to use WMP 10 or 11 and screw with syncronization and playlists. That is total nonsense.
a. Run in MTP mode.
b. Create folder or drag a folder from PC to Sansa.
c. Right-mouse - there you see CREATE PLAYLIST as top option.
d. When done, for good organization and I think no other reason, move it the PLAYLIST folder.
As for the External 4gb Sandisk microcard. I've only read of the problems with it. I've not placed any MUSIC files on it but will try it soon (into a folder, doing same as above) hoping for success.
Next, when will the MEDIA CONVERTER do just that without hanging on MOST MEDIA? Correct that and you guys become Maytag men. Then, if you have nothing to do, write a users manual.
04-09-2008 10:03 PM
My e280v2 is not recognized by the computer. As soon as it comes on it moves to "writing, then "connected." The Sansa Updater does not recognize it to update the firmware. Because it is version 2, it does not have the USB mode in settings to move to MSC mode.
The music on it, more than 300 songs, just disappeared. One day they were there; the next, they were gone.
I've scoured the forum to see how to update or reset the player. Turning the hold button, pressing the left button when connecting does not do anything.
Any help for where to look to get the Sansa e280 to update would most appreciated. What I've read here has not worked for me. It worked flawlessly for 3.5 months; then, it's lost the music and no ability to update or add music.
04-10-2008 12:45 AM
From your post, if you don't have the USB mode selection option in "Settings", you have the early 3.01.11 firmware; this did not offer the MSC mode.
Files transferred in MTP mode are not visible in MSC mode. If you manually switch over to the opposite mode, your music will not be visible from the PC side. Well, as long as you don't use the Format command on the device...
Try connecting your e280 first without changing modes- look under My Computer for the e280 under Other Devices, and under Devices with removable storage...does it show up there?
Then try connecting manually in MSC mode by switching the hold switch on (orange visible), then plug in the device while holding the rewind button down. If you can find the sansa in this mode, load the 3.01.16 firmware, and that will give you the USB mode option.
04-10-2008 09:45 AM
Thank you for your gracious response. You described the firmware number accurately. However, I was unable to do any of the manual switches. I attempted the connection but my computer would not recognize it as removable storage or player or anything. I uninstalled and reinstalled the updater three times, tried to connect, but without success. Because I thought it was toast, I decided to format to see if anything would help.The music did disappear for sure after that, and I knew it was reloadable IF we could get it to update.
Now the news: between last night when I wrote the request and this morning, something happened that I cannot explain.
I turned on the computer this morning, reconnected the Sansa e280, ate breakfast, and came back to take the Sansa off only to see the Sansa Updater in the icon tray. I ran the updater, and the new firmware is on the player. USB mode now appears in the Settings menu. Whatever happened internally is a mystery to me that it would suddenly update.
I wanted to let you know since you had taken time to suggest a solution.
I'm concerned, however, that I may have a player that is beginning to fail since it chose to enter the mode without any outside assistance. Now, I know it has no life of its own, but it was working one day and not the next.
Again, my thanks.
05-05-2008 06:50 AM
Dear friends I have a Sansa e250 v2, I want to download videos but I can not get someone can help me or perhaps I need to upgrade the firmware because I have no have a firmware help me please ¡ thanks
05-05-2008 09:27 PM
1. D/L Sandisk Sansa Media Converter smc-4.236 and install on PC.
2. Be sure to also install latest firmware .16
BOTH product versions solve loads of problems.
3. Connect Sansa to PC.
4. Open Media Converter.
5. Select files.
6. Click Convert.
Again, my experience is these updates do their job properly.
BTW: I own an e280v2.
05-09-2008 05:39 AM
A way to delete videos would be good, a timeout to the screen/backlight when it's charging and not transferring anything (I don't mind the noise made by my pc but I mind the light that my e250 makes while charging overnight ) and eventually a zoom function for the photos. Anyways, nice improvements, especially the low volume and better FM.