Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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PLEASE HELP!! i have a sansa m230 too for just 4 days after i bought it gives me this thig "not enough space for music DB please free 8 mb" an i have just 138 mb used from 488 ..and when i connect the player to the pc i cannot put any song at all the weird part is that i dont have any file on the mp3 player ...they were errased when i oppened the player ...i tried to format it for 4 times.. i completed the format and still i cannot put music on it...please help!!

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  • Duciag alexandru Dec 30, 2006

    it didnt work ...i have the same problem ... i think its broken or something

  • Duciag alexandru Dec 30, 2006

    it didnt work ...i have the same problem ... i think its broken or something

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 03, 2007

    it doesnt work...whit says format complete and i have the same probleme i defragmented for 4 times and yet the same problem

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 06, 2007

    What are the other 2 folders there Recordings ....and the other 2 are: please tell me what they where named....maybe this is the solution...

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 07, 2007

    first of all i have the first 2 folders when i enter my computer..and scandisk.."DATA" and "MEDIA" ... total size 483 mb...but i dont have no songs or radio not even the option to record "no files" ...the same error "not enough space for music DB please free 8 mb" and when i enter the media folder i see one folder "RECORD" and a file "WMPInfo.xml" ...thats all and i still formatted it ... but no results..and i cannot place any music on the mp3 ...sry for the grammar mistakes , a romanian..but still HELP...i think its broken ...seriously..

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 09, 2007

    what is TCNANDO...i dont see TCNANDO anywhere?

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 15, 2007

    it doesn't work ...i tried everything on fix ya......there is a program which can format my mp3 oor i forgot ...i have xp media center 2005...i dont know maybe the operating system is the problem

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 15, 2007

    it doesn't work ...i tried everything on fix ya......there is a program which can format my mp3 oor i forgot ...i have xp media center 2005...i dont know maybe the operating system is the problem

  • Duciag alexandru Jan 27, 2007 there n mp3 expert in the house ... i don't know how to resolve this problem...i tried all of this solutions and none worked......:((((((((



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Samsa M240 MP3 player tcnand0 On the MP3 player, go to Settings. Scroll down to USB. Set to MSC. (Not AutoDetect!) Background: MicroSoft has developed a new protocol for MP3 players and subscription services. If your M240 is set to AutoDetect under USB, then the transfer of files gets wonky. Changing the USB setting to MSC overrides the new MS protocol and forces Windows to recognize your MP3 player as a standard file directory.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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My problem is the same every time i format the m230 mp3 player it formats and then the same problem happens i took the battery out and formated it but after nothing happen i was told to go to format options but i can't find it AND deleting tcnanco or formating it does not work ither can some one please help me fix this before i step on it and break because it giving me a headache

Posted on Jan 13, 2007

  • arthur harris Jan 13, 2007

    take battery out first
    then plug in to computer with the battery out
    go to my computer
    right click sandisk m230
    select formate
    fort options:file system set to fat
    uncheck quick formate
    click ok
    when done unpug player and battery back in it
    turn mp3 on
    scrool down to settings
    setting:usb mode
    usb: auto mode
    select: msc
    go back to menu



Solution #2 worked for me.


Posted on Jul 24, 2008

Solution #5 WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!
omg thank you soo much =]

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

Http:// try this one.

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

Right click in windows explorer and select "Format". Then use Windows media player or explorer to add new songs...

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

I just turned it on and it took a long time to get to the menu. Then it said"No files" and when i press the menu button it said must free the 8mb,db crap.nothing works.I don't see TCNANDO,formatting doesn't work. i can't sync because it"has no ID" and I didn't do anything but try to just turn it on.My best solution is to get a new mp3 that's not Sandisk(Creative,Ipod)or trade it in using the warranty and wind up with the same problem...

Posted on Aug 06, 2007

Solution 2 worked for me. REALLY thanks

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

I have the same problem with mine, except that it won't let me format it. Everytime I try to format, it'll format about 60% of it and then say "Windows was unable to complete the format". I'm sure that if I could just get it to format the stupid thing it would work again.

Posted on May 15, 2007

Solution 2 , is working for sansa m240. a lots of thanks!!

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

Wow it seem like none of solution have work for me i tried to format it just deleted all of my setting i cant even get to the main menu keep on saying that i have to delete space when i cant even see my files in i have this stupid symbol that pop up does not even look like the right symbol for the mp3 player i only have tow files data and media in they have nothing in it work fine at my cousin house put music on over there got on in it did not work this really suck they need to have like poeple that u can call for this problem this is really getting old as u can see so many people r having the same problem

Posted on Jan 15, 2007

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Attach MP3 player by USB cable. Go to "My Computer", double click on Sandisk then right click on TCNANDO. Select "Format". It will erase all your songs but you will be able to use the MP3 player again.

Posted on Jan 07, 2007

Even I have experienced the same problem... This has happned coz i deletd 3 folders ... I can recall their names... outta which one folder was of "Recordings". If we can find the same folders from somewhere.. the problem can be solved

Posted on Jan 06, 2007

I have the same problem. It happened after I performed a file upload using windows media player and then uploaded again without first disconnecting the player. I guess that messes up the units ability to build the file library. Should I resolve the issue through Sandisk or through the retailer?

Posted on Jan 03, 2007

Right click on the drive: defragment Error Checking that might work

Posted on Dec 29, 2006

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