How to Update the Firmware of a Sansa MP3 Player

By Contributing Writer

Updated December 12, 2019

Updating the firmware of your Sansa MP3 player is easy, and it will correct problems with the original software, and even add new features. THere are two ways to do this: automatic, and manual. Try the automatic way first, since it is easier, and works most of the time.


Go to the Sandisk support site, linked below, select your player, and download the Sansa Firmware Updater software. Follow the instructions for installing it on your personal computer. If you need them you may alos download user manuals for your player, and view how to videos on updating the firmware.

Make sure your player is fully charged, then disconnect it form your computer.

Items you will need

  • A Sansa MP3 Player

  • A Computer with an Internet Connection