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Sansam200 skips three minutes of play time after it turns off

After my Sansa m200 gets turned off, it skips three minutes of play time. It just started doing this about a month ago, and I can't find any information on how to fix it.

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Your problem is probably beacause you accidently deleted "AudibleActivation.sys" from your "Audible"-folder. Format the sansa and then use "reset to factory settings" to make the file appear again. It might be a good idea to make a backup on your hard drive, just in case, and make the file hidden.

Posted on Mar 21, 2007

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We could try formatting the player and after the format has been complete try updating the firmware of the player. Change the settings fo the player to MSC then connect to your computer, open my computer and right-click the player and choose format remove the tick mark on the quick format and after the format has been completed. Unplug the device and go to the sandisk website and download the firmware update and install it and when it ask you to connect the device hook the plyer and perform the update for the player. Note: It may be the songs on the player are not that properly transferred that why it is skipping and also the player might also have had bad sectors that is why we have formatted the player. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I accidentally dropped my Sansa Clip 4G on a wet

I dropped my Sandisk in the Ocean! I didn't even know it until it washed up on the beach. Of course, it would not start up and the small screen looked foggy (much like it does sometimes when I use it on a humid day...I juggle with it and it get's pretty steamy). I put it in a ziplock bag with 1/2 cup of salt (wrapped the sandisk in a paper napkin first) and left it there for two days. When I took it out, I tried to turn it on and got nothing. I set it down to do something else and out of the corner of my eye I could see it just powered up. It played just fine. For the next few days it powered up slowly. Now a month later, I can see that the connector where I charge it is getting corroded. Still, it works and charges just fine. Be aware that you need to have some patience and give it more than the normal boot-up time, based on my experience.

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How do i play back a recording i've made? I have the Sansa m200 series MP3 Player

To play back a voice recording, you will need to do the following steps after turning on the player. Press Power/Menu briefly to get the software menu. Press the Repeat/A-B/Down button to highlight the line Play Music and press Select to enter the play back sub-menu. Press the Down button again to go to the line Recordings and press Select again. Use the Down button to highlight a particular voice recording and press Select to start playing the recording.

The manual for the Sansa M200 MP3 player is available as a PDF from the manufacturer here: . The details for playing back a Voice Recording are on page 23-24 (24-25 of the PDF). You will need Adobe Reader or a similar program to read the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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My mp3 player is frozen as soon as i turn it on it just come on and say V4.0.44A SANSA M240 1.0GB and thats it it won;t play or nothing. and its been like this for a long time.


All Answers page from Sandisk for the M240:

Looking for answer 34, when the player is not turning on:
Trying to reset performing the actions in solution 1. Next, when still not responding solution 2:

Looking for answer 14, when the player freezes. Telling to format the player. Follow up the instructions on next page:

Sometimes a firmware update or reinstall is needed to have the player function normally again. See next page how to install and use the Sansa firmware updater:

Manual for the M200 series in pdf format:

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Certain songs on my Sansa m240, will not play

If the songs you have are DRM protected then you may need to check with the source from where you've downloaded the track. 
Sometimes, if the Music data base on the device is corrupt, even then you may run into such problems.
follow the instructions below to get the sansa firmware updater to make sure that the firmware for your payer is updated automatically:
METHOD 1 - Download and manually update the Sansa m200 

NOTE: The manual update does NOT support firmware version 4.X.XXX. Refer to METHOD 2 if the firmware on your Sansa m200 is either 4.X.XXX.

WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

STEP 1 - Download the Sansa m200 Firmware Updater .exe file and save it to your desktop. 

STEP 2 - Install the Updater 
1. Double-click the downloaded .exe file (sdmx3-iv001.exe). 
2. Click Next

3. Click Yes to agree on the license agreement. 
4. Click Next to start installing the program. 

STEP 3 - Connect your player to the PC 
1. Turn off your Sansa m200. 
2. Slide the HOLD switch to the lock position (orange color will show). 
3. Connect the player to the PC. 

STEP 4 - Update the firmware 
1. Click Firmware Upgrade

WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

2. Click OK to continue the firmware update. 

3. Click OK to finish update. 

4. Disconnect your Sansa m200 from the PC after the firmware has been successfully downloaded. 
5. Slide the HOLD switch to the unlock position (orange color not showing). 
6. Turn on your Sansa m200 player to check. 

METHOD 2 - Using the Sansa Firmware Updater. 
1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater
2. Slide the HOLD switch to the lock position (orange color will show). 
3. Connect your Sansa m200 to the PC. 
4a. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right taskbar. Click on the balloon message. 

NOTE: If there's no new firmware available, you won't see a balloon message.

4b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the Sansa Updater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater
5. Select the Firmware check box. 
6. Click Download Now. Firmware download starts. 
WARNING: All data on your Sansa m200 will be deleted during the firmware update. Back up all your data before proceeding. 

7. Click Yes to continue the update. 
8. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded. 

9. Disconnect your Sansa player from the PC. 
10. An "Upgrading firmware. Please wait..." message will appear on the Sansa m200's display screen. 

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May be you can still send it back if under warranty. Never good idea to take things out like power buttons.

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1. There's no reset button. 2. Try removing the battery and keep pressing the power button for 1 minute. This is supposed to turn off the power. The other simple shut down is rather described to be a standby mode. Hope that helps. Amakorkos

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Have you tried removing the battery? Or maybe your battery is low. As well, if your mp3 player isn't turned on when you plug it in, that seems to affect if the computer recognizes it.

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