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Sandisk M230 not working

When I turn the SanDisk on it is stuck in a initializing loop and does not work. We have tried tuning it off and on several a times and removing the batter for a long period of time but nothing works. Due to the initializing loop it is not recogniazed by the computer as well.

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Try holding the power button down for 20 seconds (don't let go of it -- hold it down)!  This issues a reset to the device.

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Ok your first wuestion why is it at a initializing loop what hapened is when yuou had it in your computer and it was initializing you or someone else bumed it or droped it and something got nocked loose and your secend answer is if you have not already sone so reinstall your USB drives ~SP1Grim

Posted on Oct 04, 2007


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The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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