Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Help..!!! I have Sansa m230 512 mb mp3 player. The sound quality n all is good but firmware is really bad. One day (after 4 months) it displayed "FREE 4 MB" since it was full...i did it but the message was the same n then i formatted the player using windows(please never do this). Since then it is not getting detected on my PC.....i have the firmware but i cant install it unless my player is detected. When i try to switch on it shows INITIALIZING n goes into infinite loop and light keeps on flashing.plz help me .....

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  • MAHBOOB Dec 25, 2007

    i formatted my sansa m230 from computer now then i plugged of my usb

    when i plugged it again nothing was formatted

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Sandisk have a upgrade to fix connection problem download, install it ,plug it and upgrade it via internet. works for me.

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