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Stuck m230 Hi, I've had my Sansa m230 for about 2 years and have never had a problem with it until now. I deleted some files off of it, and uploaded new ones. It updated the library just fine (although it took some time). However, when I try to turn on the player, it does one of 2 things. It either A) Gets stuck on the screen that says, "Sansa m230 512 mb," and won't turn off unless I remove the battery, or B) It gets to the screen I previously mentioned, then reboots, gets stuck at the same screen and keeps rebooting. I figured the problem was a faulty music file considering my music files come from "unreliable sources," and I figured I could just remove the file when I plugged it into my computer. However, my computer now no longer recognizes the player at all. The USB ports are all working properly. Even when plugged into the computer the player is still stuck on the same screen, none of the buttons work. I've read suggestions that my player has to be in MTP mode, I don't know what that means or even if that's my problem. I have tried to update FIRMWARE, but like I said, my computer doesn't even recognize that anything is plugged in. it doesn't show up in my computer or even beep like it does when other devices are plugged into the exact same port. Please help!

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To put your mp3 in MTP go to settings, and then to usb mode, then click in MTP, i don't know how to solve the rest of your problem, sorry, hope you find a cure

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