Question about SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Freezing My MP3 player (Sandisk Sansa m240) has gotten stuck on a message that says "Please wait Rebuilding the library" its been like this for some hours so i know its frozen. someone help please ASAP!

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Re: Freezing

Same here. Our is stuck on "voice record" mode.

Does anyone have the number for Sansa Customer Service?

Off to google ...

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

Re: Freezing

Had same problem, contacted Sandisk and did all the stuff in the last guy's post. Wroked for about a day and then the same thing. I didn't even have 1/2 the memory full. Contacted Sandisk Tech Support again and gave them model#/serial# info for my unit and they are sending me a new one. (I didn't even buy it directly from them). Maybe there were a bunch of duds - even Consmer Reports gave these things a decent rating! I'd contact Sandisk if I were you.

Posted on Jan 03, 2007

Re: Freezing

I have the same problem with mine, contacted Tech Support at Sandisk and they sent me the same response that this last guy posted. I did it all and it worked for a day and then the same problem and I barely had 1/2 the memory used up. Contacted Sandisk again and they are sending me a new one - I did not buy mine from Sandisk. Maybe there was a batch of duds or something. Anyway, I would contact them - maybe they'll replace it for you.

Posted on Jan 03, 2007

Re: Freezing

Thank you for contacting SanDisk Technical Support. It is our goal to make sure you have all the resources you need to get the most from your product through your recent inquiry into our product line. We do apologize for any kind inconvenience this issue is causing you. For verification, does your computer have Windows XP as its operating system? This issue may be due to some sort of corruption on the Sansa m240 itself. We should try formatting the Sansa m240 as a possible solution. Caution: Formatting will erase all information on the Sansa mp3 player. Please be sure to have a back up of all the information before proceeding. If your Sansa m240 is currently frozen, please remove the battery (to unfreeze it), then put it back in, and connect it to your Windows XP computer. Since you cannot access your Sansa m240 to convert to MSC mode, please have the ?HOLD? button ?ON? so that you can have your Sansa m240 in MSC mode before plugging to your computer. To format the Sansa m240 on your PC, let us connect the Sansa m240 to your computer on an USB port preferably located near the power hub or to an external self powered USB hub, go to ?My Computer?, single right click on the ?Removable Disk? associated with your Sansa m240, and select ?Format?. Let us please make sure that, under FILE SYSTEM, we change FAT to FAT32, and then single left click ?Start?. This will erase all data off the Sansa m240 and correct errors on it, which should make the Sansa m240 usable again. We also recommend formatting the Sansa m240 another way. Please be advised again that formatting will erase all data. Please right click on my computer and select ?Manage?. When ?Computer Management? comes up, please click on ?Disk Management? on the left hand side. After clicking on ?Disk Management? you should now have a list of drives in the right side panel. On the right, look for the Sansa m240, it may show up as Disk 1, 2, 3? Removable Disk. Right click on the larger "Volume" rectangular icon to the right of the Removable disk and select ?Format? choosing FAT32. If you do not have the format option, please select "New Partition" and just keep clicking next through the Wizard that appears. After formatting the Sansa m240, please do try your Sansa m240. If applicable, please go the link below to download the firmware update for your Sansa m240. The link is: or If formatting and firmware update in your computer is not possible, please do try the process again on another Windows XP computer. NOTE: Please be aware that formatting is a normal and necessary method of drive maintenance and repair, and simply NOT formatting periodically can cause a drive to slip into failure due to the backup, and clutter of residual data.

Posted on Jan 01, 2007

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