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Old 06-30-2008, 05:24 PM
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Any chance of recommendations on how to get a version 2 e200 working with MacOS. Out of the box, neither Finder nor XNJB recognise the new beastie. I can get round it by flicking my external drive between mac and pc and transferring by use of USB but there must be a more elegant solution.
Apologies if I missed an existing thread but had a good browse.

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Old 06-30-2008, 08:06 PM
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Are you using MSC mode? That should work on the Mac and PC both just fine.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:13 PM
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I've seen your sticky re MSC for v2 (cannot see USB modes from Settings as per manual). Tried that - lock on then depress reverse button whilst inserting USB cable. All I get is message advising about to shutdown (becasue of lock) which it then does. If I have lock off, the sansa will power up when I insert USB cable but it doesn't go into charging mode like my old one nor can I get XNJB to connect to device.
Basic problem is that I don't know if I'm in MSC mode (Settings Info doesn't tell you that (btw version is 3.01.1F) - presumably I'm not.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:25 PM
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Have you tried updating your firmware? It should update if you use the PC in MTP mode.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:32 PM
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Managed to upgrade firmware using PC laptop and now showing vn 03.01.14E.
USB modes now available so have switched to MSC but still no joy in trying to see anything from the Mac. Maybe I need to look for an upgrade to XNJB or maybe that doesn't work with vn2 of e200?

Also in MSC mode, Windows only sees the SD card not the Sansa files (okay when switched back to MTP).

So not really progressed. Off to bed now :-(
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:20 PM
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That is known. If you load files via MTP mode, you will not see the files in MSC mode. Same goes the other way, if you load files via MSC mode, you will not see the files in MTP mode.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:37 AM
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I can sort out the file management - been doing that for nearly 30 years - but what I want is for the mac to be able to see the device. At the moment that is restricting me so that I have to use windose which I prefer not to do.
Is there a minimum spec solution for a mac (in this case a mac mini for which I allow updates), preferred software etc.
It is annoying that Sandisk are effectively discoraging their customers from escaping from MS.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:49 AM
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I am not sure if there is minimum Mac specs. Since I do not have a Mac, I am not sure, but if you use MSC mode, it should be like a flash drive or external hard drive. Are you using the built in USB ports? USB hub? The reason is your USB ports might not have enough power. The Sansa needs 500mA and not 100mA most likely.
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:08 PM
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I am not sure if there is minimum Mac specs. Since I do not have a Mac, I am not sure, but if you use MSC mode, it should be like a flash drive or external hard drive. Are you using the built in USB ports? USB hub? The reason is your USB ports might not have enough power. The Sansa needs 500mA and not 100mA most likely.
You've hit the nail on the head. The USB hub is powered from the mac mini. It's worked when connecting directly to one of the miserly 2 ports on the mac mini.
The power consumption must have increased from version 1 e200s as I was always able to use the hub although it could take a few goes for XNJB to get a connection.
An externally powered hub is now on the shopping list.

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P.S So what are the advantages of the Version 2 e200s?
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:08 AM
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There is rumors that the e200v2 has better SQ, and photo support. The v2's does support microSDHC cards.
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:53 PM
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A side effect is that FM radio appears to have disappeared. Seen a mention of this happening with v1 elsewhere.
When I use XNJB I can see recordings that I have made from the radio but not via Sansa menus.
Could be that the European firmware upgrade lacks FM Radio (one reason why I bought my original e200 in the US - yet this is a UK model bought from UK supplier. I'll check previous post when I listed firmware revision to see what the suffix was.
I'll do some further investigation on Sandisk forums tomorrow.

Just looked at Sansa forum on firmware upgrades - realise I need a -f firmware - hopefully can sort that out tomorrow. Shame the firmware updater doesn't check what suffix is installed first - the updater does seem to lack any verbosity!

Gordon

Final update - decided to have a browse through Sandisk forums and sorted now - instructions at http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/boar...hread.id=13548
Had an initial problem in that XNJB couldn't connect but then realised that the e200 was showing up in Finder which is better and problem solved.

Last edited by GordonS; 07-05-2008 at 06:32 PM. Reason: Issue resolved
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