I think I’m in a bit of hot water. A day or two ago I plugged my sansa in this computer. Windows 7 said it was installing the device. Which is strange because I used it on this computer before. It said that it couldn’t install the device. So I figure there must be a problem with the sansa. I take it over to my laptop and try it there. I’m able to copy all the data off of it and then go to ‘my computer’, right click of the icon there and click on format. I’m done this in the past with no problems. I don’t pick quick format because I was to make sure there aren’t any bad sectors. At the very end it says that it can’t finish the format. Now when I plug it into a windows computer, two generic drive icons appear in ‘my computer’ (usually like ‘J:’ and ‘I:’). When I try to click on them it just says “Please insert a disk” or something. Even with Ubuntu the icons don’t do anything.
I try to do a system reset from inside the player but that doesn’t do anything. When I turn the player on, It says to free up at least 6 MB. Which is funny because I checked and there are no songs, recordings, or anything. It was all erased in the formatting.
On the info screen it says:
Memory 0 MB
Free 0 MB
Voice recordings 0
FM recordings 0
I changed MTP to MSC (or maybe the other way around) and windows 7 would then call it by name (like “San Disk Sansa e260” instead of just “Unknown Device” ) on the little installation dialogue box. Which is encouraging. But of course the problem persists.
So did break my player forever? Is there some kind of major comprehensive reset I can do?