My Mp3 player does not plug and play properly in my Xp computer
My Mp3 player (m240) does not plug and play properly in my Xp computer. It simply does not appear as a new device.
When I tried to install the driver, the installations says it is not needed for XP.
Can you give me any clue to what it is?
Thanks in advance
Re: My Mp3 player does not plug and play properly in my...
Hello dear all
My sansa M240 player was working ok for about 1 year, now I can not see anything on the MP3 player screen but when connected to the computer, I see all the songs are inside the player.
Do you have any solution for this. Any reset option for the Player?
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Are they visible in the m240 player? If not, are they visible when you plug it into your USB port to view them in Explorer on your computer?
Make sure you have put your m240 player in MSC mode before plugging into your computer by going to Settings>USB and clicking on MSC. Otherwise, you won't be able to view any of the m240 content on your computer.
Inorder to sync the player just simply plug in the usb cable to the bottom, open up the drive that mounts as a result. Then simply drop the songs into the main window and then go to bottom of windows and tell it to unmount and your system will automaticly pick it up.
I just got a Sandisk m250. Windows wouldn't recognize it either until I updated my Windows Media Player to version 11. Now XP sees it just fine and the MP3 player syncs with WMP and accepts and plays music!
Seems like the Operating System (is it Windows XP?) may have encountered errors loading the native drivers for your player when in MTP mode, or the Windows Media Player version on the PC your plugging your player in is Windows 9 or below.
The minimum requirements of the M240 is Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Media Player 10 or above. Falling short of this minimum requirement may cause your player not to be properly recognized.
But assuming that the PC you're using the player with meets all the requirements, try to re-load the native driver by plugging your player to the PC and doing the following:
Right-click on the "My Computer" icon, then select "Manage". This will open the "Computer Management" window.
Left-click on "Device Manager"
If your player is currently in MTP mode, then try this:
Left-click in "Windows Portable Device". You should find your M240 indicated there. Check for an error indicator on the left side of that icon. The error indicator would be yellow-colored icons displayed as "!" or "?"
Right-click on the M240 and select "Scan for hardware changes" or "uninstall". Both would have the same effect
If your player is currently in MSC mode, then try this:
Left-click in "Universal Serial Bus Controller". You should find a "Mass Storage Device" there (make sure that the M240 is the only device plugged in to your PC at this time). Check for an error indicator on the left side of that icon. The error indicator would be yellow-colored icons displayed as "!" or "?"
Right-click on the "Mass Storage" and select "Scan for hardware changes" or "uninstall". Both would have the same effect
Unplug your M240 and plug it back in. This would force Windows to re-load the driver. 90-99% of the time, it would re-load the native drivers correctly.
I hope this works.