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

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

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

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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