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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

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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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