20 Most Recent SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player - Page 10 Questions & Answers


You can reset the player by removing/reinserting your battery.
Here is alink to your user's manual:
http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/pdf/retail/Sansa_ug_Eng_m200.pdf

-Tha Mp3 doctor

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 25, 2009


That player is not compatible with Mac or Windows Vista.
You also need a USB 2.0 port that works.

If those minimum conditions have been met, and the PC still doesn't recognize it:
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 25, 2009


i can only put one song unless they are the same title but diffrent album name

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 22, 2009


Plug in your media player to your computer

1. Open "My Computer" and right click on the "Removable Drive" that pertains to your Sansa.
2. On the drop down list that appears, choose "Format."
3. On the "File System" drop down list, make sure that "FAT" is highlighted.
4. Click "Start."

Disconnect it from your computer and you should be good to go.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 22, 2009


With all MP3 players the MB rating is always an as close as it can be rating, for example an 8 GB player is really only like 758 gigabites there not exact

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 21, 2009


get a newer computer like windows xp or windows vista i have never used windows 98 since i was four i only used it for computer games. I am thirteen.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 20, 2009


Try to reset it by holding in the start button for 15 seconds.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 20, 2009


reset it there shhould be a little botton on the back get a pencil to reset it

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 17, 2009


When I had the same accident this is what worked for me. I disconnected my sandisk player from my computer. After waiting until the sandisk software completed it's termination programming, I re-connected it to the computer.

Because I use Microsoft Windows XP, a window pops up asking if I want to open the device in Windows Explorer. Answering "yes" and then selecting the "Folders" from the tabs at the top of the window will display the sandisk along the left column as "Sansa e250". By double clicking on the folder labeled "PPI NAND" a drop down list of subdirectory folders should be displayed. If the folder "MUSIC" is not there, you will need to create a new folder and label it "MUSIC".

Here is how to create a new folder.
With the folder "PPI NAND" highlighted, move the cursor up to the upper right hand corner of the "Windows Explorer" window and select the tab "File". From the drop down menu select " New Folder ". This should cause a folder to appear in the window to the right of the "Sansa e250" window. The new folder should be highlighted and labeled "New Folder". Select the "New Folder" and rename it "MUSIC". When renamed, select the PPI NAND folder and the new folder "Music" should be listed as one of the folder in the subdirectory. If so, you can select it to see if the Music folder contains and music files. If not, you will need to copy or drag your files into the new "MUSIC' folder.

Once I did all of this and disconnected my sandisk player, the player and let the software complete the programming work before shutting it off, it worked fine. My original problem was caused by shutting my sandisk player off after disconnecting it from the computer before the sandisk software completed its work.

Hope this helps.


SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009


The MAC reformatted the player, and eliminated the formatting that contained the music songs - this player had a dual mode system where it could either function as an MSC device or an MTP - the manufacturer placed Recordings and Radio on one mode, and music files on the other. A PC can recognize both sides. Macintosh cannot. This player is not MAC-compatible.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 15, 2009


I also want to know how to reset Sansa m230.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 15, 2009


The manual clearly states how to delete recordings

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 14, 2009


can't delete

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 13, 2009


Follow up to the instruction given by rtujillo. Change the settings of the player to MSC (SETTINGS>USB MODE> MSC) connect the player to the computer and you should see the player listed in the My Computer window with a drive letter. Now just drag and dropped the songs to the player. The songs file format should be compatible with the player.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009


I actually had this exact same problem with my Sansa m230, and I was running from place to place just looking for an answer; I actually stumbled across it through some related searches here on this site ('reset' specifically), and I tried it out and it worked for me. The Sansa m230 has two USB interface modes, and choosing one will make your system recognize the device differently than if the other is chosen, so songs that were uploaded using the USB setting 'Auto Detect' (which tells the thing to use something called 'MTP' mode) won't be visible again when it's connected using 'MSC' mode, and vice-versa. Simply put: Unplug the little bugger, go into the USB settings, and choose whichever of the two settings isn't already selected, and plug it back in. For the future, I'm going to erase everything from one mode and put it back in through the other mode, just so this doesn't happen again. <.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 11, 2009


the only way to fix it is to reinstall the firmware. go to the companys website and find the firmware for it then follow their directons on how to install it.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 05, 2009


Refresh drivers - connect player to PC. Right-click My Computer & select Manage. Click Device Manager on left pane. Player will show on right pane as USB Mass Storage device or Portable Device.

If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers: right-click the entry with the error & select Uninstall. On top menu, click Action then select Scan For Hardware Changes.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 04, 2009


mostly, mp3 devices comes with a software.

if u have the software, and the usb dont recognize your mp3 device. most probably the problem is in you usb drive or usb connector.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Feb 27, 2009


SanDisk Sansa m230 (512 MB) how can i do when my sansa mp3only says iitializing udates... MP3 Player

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Feb 24, 2009

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