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Sansa m230-just repeats startup message and wont continue

My sansa has worked pretty well, but suddenly it wont appear on the desktop anymore and when i turn it on, it wont get past the startup message, and keeps restarting. ive tried everything- changing the battery, usb portal, even computers. whaddo i do???

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Re: sansa m230-just repeats startup message and wont...

Get a new MP3 player it is garbage there are somethings you can fix and that my friend is not one of them :D ~Grim

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SanDisk Sansa M230 Problem:When connected to my PC and try to open system says " this device is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" . If "yes" is selected then system says it...


Connect your SanDisk Sansa M230 to your computer again. Ignore the format message and go to My computer icon on your computer, right click on the drive (E:or F: or G: etc) representing your SanDisk Sansa M230, scroll to format allow it format from there.

If it still refuses to format, you can the reset the SanDisk Sansa M230and try again.

In case you don't know how to reset your SanDisk Sansa M230, read the info on the below link on how to reset your SanDisk Sansa M23;

I hope this helps.

Good luck.

Feb 22, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa m230 not syncing music files or downloading them. Process leaves the Sansa m230 with 0 files and i am finding it impossible to load new file(s) ?

Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. Then add music this way and see if it is works: 1. Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer. 2. Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player. 3. Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player?s memory are displayed. 4. Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer?s memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. 5. Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list. 6. Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

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My computer does't recognize the mp3's file anymore

Try using a can of air and blowing into the plug in on the player. If that doesn't work then take it to the store and see if they can help.

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My Sansa e250 never pass to the next song since 3 days. I must change each song by menu.

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It sounds like there is a problem with the sandisk and have them do a firmware upgrade on the device...once you do that it should fix the problems you are having right

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My Mp3 dosn't work when i turn it on it says updating and when i put it on the charger it tells me instalzing i don't know what to do please help me.

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