Question about RCA M200 (256 MB) MP3 Player

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M200 spazing out

It was working fine until about a week ago when i noticed that during some songs it would spaz out and replace the words with lines and at first it was ok but it got to the point where it was just all lines and it couldnt detect any of my mp3's and said there were no files, when i tried to delete them it wouldnt let me and it was just more lines i could access the settings just fine and after i "deleted" my songs it said it didnt detect any songs and yet when i looked it up on my comp they were still there any ideas? i think it may be corrupted files but ive reformated it and its only saying there is 241 mbs out of 256 so i dont know whats wrong

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SOURCE: deleting songs

this is easily done by hooking the mp3 to a pc then go into my computer look for the removable drive select that and search for the file you want to delete then right click and delete/perhaps you got a usb cord with the mp3 player

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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The only way is to connect it to your pc and either go into my computers and your mp3 folder to delete it that way.  The other way is when the music software comes up, you can delete the music from the mp3 player platform:()

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

SOURCE: Ilo Mp3 version 3.101.152

the only way i think is 2 go on where u download your cds you click on erase devise thats the only way

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: I cant delete songs on my opal m4002a

i have a opal m4002a when i connect it to the pc it doesent show up then when i whant to listen to music it said "please wait...profiling reqiers 4mb free space" eny suggestions in waht i should do

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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well im tryin to delete my mp3 player

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my mp3 player turns on but frezzes it shows pearl?

This solution replaces all the "factory files", and it will no longer freeze.

Last night I replaced my battery and my unit would not go any further than the Pearl logo. So this morning I downloaded the firmware upgrade from, and followed all the troubleshooting instructions that popup when you start the program:

start the program,
remove the battery,
hold the play button while plugging into usb,
release the play button the the term "initalizing" replaces "searching",
check the box that says "format data",
click the start button to replace the firmware.

After I did this, my pearl started normally, and my computer recognized it again. It also fixed my aac-error problem.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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Certain songs on my Sansa m240, will not play

If the songs you have are DRM protected then you may need to check with the source from where you've downloaded the track. 
Sometimes, if the Music data base on the device is corrupt, even then you may run into such problems.
follow the instructions below to get the sansa firmware updater to make sure that the firmware for your payer is updated automatically:
METHOD 1 - Download and manually update the Sansa m200 

NOTE: The manual update does NOT support firmware version 4.X.XXX. Refer to METHOD 2 if the firmware on your Sansa m200 is either 4.X.XXX.

WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

STEP 1 - Download the Sansa m200 Firmware Updater .exe file and save it to your desktop. 

STEP 2 - Install the Updater 
1. Double-click the downloaded .exe file (sdmx3-iv001.exe). 
2. Click Next

3. Click Yes to agree on the license agreement. 
4. Click Next to start installing the program. 

STEP 3 - Connect your player to the PC 
1. Turn off your Sansa m200. 
2. Slide the HOLD switch to the lock position (orange color will show). 
3. Connect the player to the PC. 

STEP 4 - Update the firmware 
1. Click Firmware Upgrade

WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

2. Click OK to continue the firmware update. 

3. Click OK to finish update. 

4. Disconnect your Sansa m200 from the PC after the firmware has been successfully downloaded. 
5. Slide the HOLD switch to the unlock position (orange color not showing). 
6. Turn on your Sansa m200 player to check. 

METHOD 2 - Using the Sansa Firmware Updater. 
1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater
2. Slide the HOLD switch to the lock position (orange color will show). 
3. Connect your Sansa m200 to the PC. 
4a. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right taskbar. Click on the balloon message. 

NOTE: If there's no new firmware available, you won't see a balloon message.

4b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the Sansa Updater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater
5. Select the Firmware check box. 
6. Click Download Now. Firmware download starts. 
WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

7. Click Yes to continue the update. 
8. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded. 

9. Disconnect your Sansa player from the PC. 
10. An "Upgrading firmware. Please wait..." message will appear on the Sansa m200's display screen. 

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It droped once (it wasnt a serious drop) a month ago. After that drop it worked well. Problem occured after last sync a week ago.

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Bad File Error

the player's DB is corrupt:

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:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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What does Error 4 mean?

  1. Go out and sell it on ebay. Say only one problem with it. And under description say special software needed to use correctly. make sure it is at a low price and yoou put correctly, cuz half th people on ebay dont use the things correctly. 

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Playlist Problem !!!

The Sansa m200 series can only create playlists in MTP mode. on the menu go to settings>USB. There are two options MSC and autodetect. Once in autodetect your sansa should say MTP when connected to your PC. In this mode you should be able to add playlists without any trouble.
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Nov 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Deleteing songs

You can delete them thru My Computer. Double click on the Sansa (m200), inside you will see a Music Folder. Inside is your individual tracks, separated by album names. You can add or delete all music from here. Best of Luck.

Oct 09, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m200 (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Corrupted data

Try formatting the drive.

Mar 28, 2007 | iLO MP3 Player

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Won't let me delete!!

You must 'release' the M200 from your computer before unplugging. With Windows, find the little icon on the bottom right of the looks like a card with an arrow over it...put mouse arrow over it and click with left mouse button...then select the drive the M200 is connected to...then viola...after dialog box pops up, unplug. Steve

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Device keeps shutting off by itself and won't synch

Make sure the songs are in the right format. Napster is a real bear about disappearing songs - try another music svc.

Oct 11, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e270 MP3 Player

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