08-29-2007 05:38 AM
I have the same problem. I bought 2GB microSD card. It worked fine for while until the battery of the player was completly drained. Since then the player cannot recognize the memory card.
09-02-2007 07:42 AM - edited 09-02-2007 07:46 AM
Just bought my 1G Sensa Express from Singapore. They have thrown in a free 1G Sandisk MicroSD. So far it is working fine. After reading this forum, have decided not to install the firmware update.
broken_already wrote :-
>"While copying songs in USB MSC mode today, a bunch of songs are Unknown Artist, Unknown
>Album and song title is 01-Tea~1.mp3. Explain that. Earlier transfers are
>fine. Either the filename or if the tags are too long or contain special character ...
>Rio Riot works with these files ... Windows Media shows the right information ... everything
>but the Sandisk Express ... if I mess with the MP3 is eventually fixes itself ... I saw a
>"no song" that fixed itself. "
Btw, what is USB MSC mode? So far I have use my Windows Explorer to directly write MP3 files into both the 1G internal and 1G external. Initially I also experiece the problems that you have mentioned below. What I did was to delete those files from Sensa Express. Pull it out and let it "rebuild the database". Simultaneously, I use Windows Explorer to create the album title and title for my various files. Then I plug it back to my USB, copied the files back, and unplug it again to allow it to "rebuild the database". Now it can show the songs by Album correctly.
Message Edited by ngcw on 09-02-2007 07:46 AM
09-09-2007 06:55 PM
I just learned this the hard way. Same story. Kingston MicroSD. Updated firmware. Doesn't work anymore. Found this thread and it's at least a month old. Why is this firmware still available?!! I am furious! I bought this player for this very feature and after less than a week it doesn't work and it was nothing I did but the manufacturer itself!
This was on sale this week, so of course when I went to exchange it, they are all out of them.
Sandisk has made another unhappy customer. Either fix the issue or allow us to regress it back to the old firmware.
09-10-2007 03:17 PM
Same boat as all the rest of you, bought a 2GB kingston ... almost bought the sandisk 2GB but the kingston had free shipping ($1-2 cheaper) and I thought was a better brand. Well I am going to mess around with it more to see if I can get lucky (maybe reformat a few time and hope the problem disappears).
09-11-2007 05:55 PM
>Btw, what is USB MSC mode?
USB can have different OS drivers. MTP which is a portable player specific driver that microsoft supplies
with Window Media Player 10 and 11, and "native" on Vista.
USB MSC is the standard USB mass storage driver (same that works with various thumb drives
and USB external drives.)
The Express will default to USB MSC when MTP is not available (or better put Windows will install
the MTP driver and it wins when the Express is installed unless you change the driver in
the windows hardware manager.
Wikipedia has some good introductions. Before MTP each portable device had its own driver.
Apple and Ipods use "Isync" over USB for example.
I was thinking back a few decades, about the rumor Sun Microsystems did not burn in test
their computers. Instead they let them fail in the field, and just ship new parts. I assume MP3
players don't get a week of operation at elevated temperatures before final acceptance testing either :smileywink:
09-27-2007 05:12 PM
I have finally found a solution to the problem described in my previous post. The trick is to change Express' mode to MSC. Once the mode is changed to MSC windows will recognize SD memory card as an external drive. You will need to format it. After the format is finished, Express will recognize the card and you will be back in the game.
In order to change the mode to MSC follow the instructions below:
09-27-2007 08:32 PM
I have a Lexar 2GB. My mp3 player was working fine yesterday, all of my 300 songs were showing up on the screen. Came home to recharge and add some new songs, the expansion card icon would not show on my computer. Took a look at the mp3 player, the number of songs went down to 200. My son searched, formatted, etc. This morning I only had 200 songs. Came home to recharge plugged in the mp3 and still no expansion card icon showing. How do I get my card to show again???
09-28-2007 07:38 AM - edited 09-28-2007 07:44 AM
I recently purchased a Sansa Express. I bought a pq1 microSD card to use in it. They play wouldn't recognize it and I contacted SanDisk support. They said the MP3 player only supports SanDisk microSD cards right now. I can not believe that when using an industry standard such as microSD that they would do this!
I would have to pay 55 bucks or more for a SanDisk 2GB microSD when I bought another brand for $24.
This is part of the response I got back from SanDisk:
Please be informed that as of this moment that the player can only recognized SanDisk MicroSD cards. However, we are now making an update for the player in order for it to recognized other MicroSD cards.
I plan to return mine for a refund as this is unacceptable to me as a consumer. I would recommend that to anyone else that still has the chance.
Message Edited by thompsonmkt on 09-28-2007 10:44 AM