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Problem with Sansa m240 1GB

How to unblock the player? I have copied songs on this player, and when it was over, I disconnected the player from computer first and then from USB cable. I was waiting when it have shown me the sign "Rebuilding Library. Please wait", but it was too long, I think about 5 minutes, then I have replaced the battery from player and I can't restart it. When I switch it on, it shows me only SANSA m240 1.0GB and nothing else. When I plug it on my PC, writes me "initializing" but nothing happens. How to unblock the player or how to restore it? I've tried to upgrade firmware, but it doesn't communicate with PC, so FW update appl. doesn't see it. Please HELP. Thank you!

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Re: Problem with Sansa m240 1GB

You cant Format it from the Desktop because it does not recognize the player! Stuck!

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Whants with it my mp3 player ceeps showing u.O.44A SANSA M240 1.0GB and it want do nothing lese i tryed pushing botton,turn off and on ,and changing the battiers,i justed turned it off and whan i turned it on it stayed like that.

Posted on Mar 25, 2007

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Try formating it from your desktop

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