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Turns on and off over and over byself, computer will not detect player

I have had this problem for months and so far noone has been able to properly help me, not even the sandisk technical support. So much for customer support and that one year warranty. Well anyways when I go to turn it on it gets to the menu then instantly shuts off and turns back on then repeats itslef. I've read up with people saying look in your my computer for the device and reformat it but my computer will in no way pick this device up. I'm getting very frustrated and if anyone could help me you will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Shane (SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player )

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  • Shane Lewandoski Mar 22, 2007

    You can reach me at Us_Marines_the_few_the_proud@hotmail.com

  • AngelicOne Feb 24, 2008

    My Sansa M230 keeps freezing up when it reaches this one song and i want to reformat it but i am having no luck

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 26, 2008

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