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Sansa m240 - deleted all songs - tried to install new ones- won't take-says full

My bride wanted new music on her mp3 player. It is a Sansa m240 1gb unit. We hooked it up to the computer and the windows media player program. We erased all of the songs that were in it. She loaded new songs onto it. It did not work right after that. A song would be playing and information from another song would be scrolling across the screen. Hooked it up to the computer again. Cleared out the music. Tried to install new music. It gave us the message, "Did not fit on the device" on the computer screen in the windows media player in the "status" column for transferring music to devices. Even though it says that there are no files on it. I went to the Sansa website and downloaded the "Sansa Updater". Tried to update the firmware files in the mp3 player. Can't tell if it did or not. Still can't load any music onto it.
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  • katbetmark Nov 18, 2008

    Since I was giving my Sansa m240 to my daughter, I connected it to my laptop, and deleted all of my tracks (some hip-hop/rap) and sync'ed all of my daughter's music onto it. Her tracks are on there, but the ones that no longer show up on the computer (windows media player) are still on the device. Not only that, but they then became mixed up with her music once the device was turned off and turned back on. Why can't I delete the old music off, and how am I supposed to now that the tracks no longer show up on my pc (windows media player)?

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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

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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-select a song or multiple songs and press delete.

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