09-21-2007 11:16 AM - edited 09-24-2007 12:21 PM
Switching between MSC and MTP modes
*Auto Detect = Plays For Sure = MTP
*Rhapsody Mode = Mass Storage Class/Device = MSC
Putting the Sansa E200/R into Recovery Mode
"Load main image failed, switch to recovery mode"
This error, the most common reason for using Recovery Mode, happens when the firmware is corrupt. Corrupt firmware can not harm the Sansa. In addition, it is fairly easy to fix:
Sansa Freezes on "Refresh Database"
This problem has also been heard of, and usually occurs when an MP3 file is corrupt, and causes the database refresh to freeze. It also is fairly easy to fix:
What's special about the Sansa e200R Rhapsody?
The Sansa e200R Rhapsody is made to use every aspect of Rhapsody. Drag and drop tracks and albums from the Music Guide, playlists from Playlist Central, and even Rhapsody Channels to your player. With the appropriate membership, it's all yours to transfer and take with you, for no additional charge.*
Your Sansa e200R Rhapsody comes pre-loaded with a variety of playlists and Channels for you to try. If you like the songs, you can choose to add them to your device library and even purchase them. Don't like a track? Give it the ban rating ( ) and you'll never hear it again. When you connect your device to your computer while you're signed in to your Rhapsody account, the tracks in your Rhapsody Channels will be refreshed, your ratings will transfer to My Library, and anything you want to purchase will be added to your Purchase Bin ( ) in the Sources area.
Every Rhapsody track you add to your player comes with the album art and Music Info that you see in the Music Info area of the Rhapsody Player Controls. Access this and other information by pressing the Select button (the large round button in the middle of the thumbwheel) on your player while the track is playing.
The Sansa e200R Rhapsody lets you know when you need to reconnect to Rhapsody to refresh your licenses for the downloaded tracks you've transferred. Look for the colored dot beside the battery indicator at the bottom of your player's screen. You can also see your full subscription status information anytime by selecting Settings > Account on your device.
*Not all the music on Rhapsody is available for download and transfer. Some tracks may need to be purchased before they can be transferred.
Tell me about the tracks that are pre-loaded on my device.
A Sansa 200R Rhapsody comes with a variety of Rhapsody Channels and playlists, ready to play out of the box. Every time you connect your device to your computer while signed in to your Rhapsody account, your old Channel tracks are replaced with new ones. This is a great way to find new music.
The pre-loaded tracks take up space on your player just like other tracks. You can use Rhapsody to delete any Channels you don't like, or add more tracks to your device.
All of these tracks are "subscription" tracks--you must renew the track licenses for them at least once in any 30-day period. To renew track licenses, just connect your device to your Rhapsody account. If you do not connect your device to your account at least once per 30-day period, the tracks will eventually expire. (Expired track listings appear gray in color on your device. Expired tracks will not play until their licenses are renewed.)
How do Rhapsody Channels on my Sansa e200R Rhapsody work?
When you transfer a Rhapsody Channel to your Sansa e200R Rhapsody, you are transferring over three hours of music from that Channel's normal song list. Channels on your device play just like they do on Rhapsody - you can skip forward, but not back. Like the song you're hearing? You can add it to your device library or On the Go List, or even add it to your Purchase Bin ( ) in the Rhapsody Sources area.
Tip: you can add a song to your device library, purchase, or rate with just one button push. On your player, go to Settings>Press and Hold to choose what happens when you press and hold the Select button.
Every time you connect to Rhapsody, you get a fresh selection of tracks for each Channel, programmed by our talented editors. You can add any Rhapsody Channel to your device, including Artist Channels, Custom Channels, and My Rhapsody Channel.
You cannot add live, streaming radio stations to your Sansa e200R Rhapsody.
Note: See your Rhapsody e200R documentation for more information about your device, the device library, and the On the Go list.
Can I delete some or all of the Channels on my Sansa e200R Rhapsody?
Absolutely. It's simple to delete Channels from your player:
How do I know when to renew the subscription tracks on my player?
Your Sansa e200R Rhapsody will warn you when your subscription tracks (downloaded Rhapsody track that has been transferred to a portable player or device) (including Rhapsody Channels and Dynamic playlists) need to be renewed. (To renew your subscription tracks, simply connect your player to your computer while you are signed in to your Rhapsody account.)
There are two places on your player to check your subscription track status:
The Rhapsody Account screen will display:
Note: See your Rhapsody e200R documentation for more information about your device menus.
What is the MicroSD card, and how do I use it?
The MicroSD card is extra storage for your Sansa e200R Rhapsody
Your Sansa e200R Rhapsody comes with a MicroSD card slot that lets you use removable MicroSD cards to add memory to your player. You can manage your MicroSD card with Rhapsody as long as you insert the card before you connect your player. An inserted MicroSD card will appear in the Sources area.
What you can do with a MicroSD card and Rhapsody:
Warning: You cannot "hot-swap" MicroSD cards. Always disconnect your player and allow it to finish restarting before switching cards, or data will be lost.
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Message Edited by MrSmileyFace on 09-24-2007 03:20 PM
Message Edited by MrSmileyFace on 09-24-2007 03:21 PM
Sansa Mod. Team
01-26-2012 12:26 PM
I have a Sansa MP3 playe for quite a few years now. I have always dowloaded and baught music from Wal Mart.com. Now that walmart no longer sells music downloads I switched to Rapsoldy. I downloaded the program signed up and purchased songs. I transfered soung to my player. My player already had hundreds of songs that were in the windows music player. Yesterday I turned on my player and everything is gone, both old music and new. Now I have some strange little green ball on the screen next to my battery indicator. What have I done, what do I do now ?