Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

1 Answer

M230 big problem

Hi!!I have a big problem :/ I bought Sansa m230 when I was on summer in United States. Everything was just great and I was very happy becouse of that... before I got home to Poland and plug it in into my PC. I just did something like copy folder from player's drive to hard disk, and than plug it out! I thought everyhthing was fine... untill I tried to turn on my player... And thats a problem, becouse I just see Sansa logo, and than m230 is turning off... and after one second it shows this logo again... adn than turn it off again! And over and over again!!When I plug it in to PC again it doesn't show any new drive, and I cant' do anything!! Batteries are fine!! Please help me!!!!! Guarantee doesn't work in my country, and I cant' change it!!! Please respond what I should do!!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 155 Answers
Re: m230 big problem

Remove the battery from the player. Enable the hold switch and connect the player to the computer. Right-click on My Computer and choose Manage. Click on disk management if the player is listed there right click it and choose format. This will erase all the songs on the player. If the player is not listed there try another usb port. If all else fails try calling sandisk to see if there are other steps they could provide.

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sansa m230 No Longer Syncs with Windows Media Player 11

Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the SanDisk website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings.

Sep 29, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Sansa M230 not seen in Explorer or Windows Media Player

We had the same problem with Windows XP. We found some help on the Sandisk web site. On the device go to the Settings menu, then USB. We changed from AutoDetect to MSC mode and everything is working again. Our computer saw all of the songs on our computer fine. Some of the old songs on the Sansa didn't show up on the detect list in Windows Media Player, but they were still on the device.

Mar 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Erase everything from my Sandisk M230

Just download the mannual from the google search site to learn how to reset your player..!!!


Feb 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Cannot see m230 songs from My Computer

Check your WMP configuration, so that it will display Mp3 files

Oct 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

2 Answers

MWP does not recognize my san disk m230

i suggest an update software ,this will solve the problem.

May 31, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

1 Answer

My sansa m230 all messed up i need help?

Hi, Try formating the sansa first. You can do so by clicking on "My computer" and then right click on the sansa drive and "Format". It will help in case the 20th song was in an invalid format. Let me know if it helped. D.

Apr 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

1 Answer

San Disk Sansa m 230 512 MB

Your problem is probably beacause you accidently deleted "AudibleActivation.sys" from your "Audible"-folder. Format the sansa and then use "reset to factory settings" to make the file appear again. It might be a good idea to make a backup on your hard drive, just in case, and make the file hidden.

Oct 31, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SanDisk MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts


Level 3 Expert

93861 Answers

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a SanDisk MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides