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I can't see or copy files from my pc to the m230

I have had the Sansa m230 pm3 player for several months. It had been working fine. Today, I attached it to my pc via a USB connection as usual, but couldn't see any files. The computer appears to recognize the Sandisk is there, but when I click on it, no files are seen and it won't allow me to copy new files there either. I have not knowingly changed any settings. I looked on this forum and here is what I have tried so far, to no avail. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. Tried to rollback the driver - it said there was no previous version. Tried to format the sansa with and without a battery inside - it wouldn't let me. Tried to reset all settings to default. Restarted my computer and the mp3 players several times. Note - If I look at the device manager, it claims there is no problem. I am going nuts and would really appreciate any help.

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  • jeri roth Apr 29, 2007

    Here's what happened. I tried to format it a couple days later and the format command worked. Then I was able to reload the mp3 player with new files. It worked fine for a week. Then Friday, 2 days ago, I tried to add some new files (podcasts) and once again the sansa appeared on my computer as a drive, but I couldn't see or copy files to it. Tried to reformat with no luck. Today, Sunday, I plugged it in to my pc and it worked fine. Go figure.

  • gatlin Jul 26, 2008

    i have a yountel ymdc-4071 mp3 player. It used to work perfectly until i deleted some songs from it and put on some new ones. tried to play them and they didnt play. when i tried opening the player on my computer, i didnt see any files. Tried to copy some more files, it would allow me. i took it off and put it back on, it started asking me to format the drive. Try to do so , it wouldn format. tried it on various computers. Same result. Now i see too drves when i plug it on. they open but i see nothing. when i right click on propertied, its shows the drive size as 0 bytes. really wish someone could help me.



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I have a problem with my m230 I formatted it and then when I attempted to dowmload music to it, it says no hardware is available. I downloaded the firmware update and it is back to normal. I was able to fill it up again with a new selection from my music collection. Just follow the instructions on the update screen. it should work.

Posted on May 13, 2007


Wait for two days then try to get the files. Becoz i've faced that problem in my Sansa M230.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007


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