Got a e260v2 primarily to record interviews, intending to move the recording files to a PC where I can transcribe them.
Figured out how to make recording. Can play them back in the Sansa.
When I plugged the USB cable from Sansa into my PC Sansa screen just stays at “Connected” showing green bidirectional arrows between icon for Sansa and icon for PC. I pulled out the USB plug, reinserted it just now and now Sansa says “Connected” with no animated green arrow action.
But it does not show up as a mass storage device in My Computer. During earlier experiments trying to connect it the PC lower right kept popping up the message “Found MTP device.”
I see no way to access my recording or anything in the Sansa via my PC.
My PC is XP home with SP3, all updates,and is generally clean, solid and well maintained.
My Sansa was purchased refurbished and came with no documentation.
I read the FAQ here saying –
"The Fuze can connect to the computer in 2 different modes these are:
MSC: In this mode the computer will recognise the Fuze as a mass storage device, just like a flash or external drive. It should appear in Windows Explorer as the next available drive. When you have an microSD card in the Fuze it will appear as a second seperate drive.
MTP: In this mode Windows will recognise the Fuze as a “portable device”."
While I’m not sure what MTP mode is, or why I’d need it, and not sure if maybe the Sansa IS right now connected in MTP mode,
it seems to me that what I want is MSC mode. ;-).
Here’s what I’ve already tried:
Just an addendum to my own post:
I read somewhere that if one turned off the Sansa (hold menu button in) and turned it back on that I could get into the settings menu and and change the USB mode to MSC. I did so. When I go back into settings and doublecheck it does indeed appear to show that it is holding the setting MSC.
Then I, feeling optimistic that this should do it, plugged the Sansa back into the PCs USB port.
But I get the same screen on the Sansa SAYING connected, yet don’t see it present in my computer.
And, unlike I expected/hoped, the PC does not beep and say “found new mass storage device” or anything like that.
I also tried on the PC going into Computer/Manage/DiskManagement to see if I could see the Sansa from there, but disk-managment just keeps saying “Connecting to logical disk management service” and not showing any of my disks even after I disconnect the Sansa. This is not its normal behavior, so I wonder if plugging in the Sansa has thrown my PC a curve ball.
I also saw a tip that suggested going into add new hardware and trying to manually install the Sansa,
but then I go into that routine (in controlpanel of course) I get the message
“You can only install one device at a time. Another device installation is underway…”
And I get that whether the Sansa is plugged in or not.
I fear that somehow the first/early attempt to plug in the Sansa has my PC in some netherland
halfway into an install of the MTP device.
All help appreciated.
P.S. Being new here, I not sure whether if someone posts a reply the system will email me telling me so.
If NOT, and if replying you’d be kind enough to shoot a note to firstname.lastname@example.org (without the *'s in there) so I know someone’s replied, that would be great.
Message Edited by acensor on 12-13-2009 09:51 AM
Message Edited by acensor on 12-13-2009 09:56 AM