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Sandisk Sansa M200 Series MP3 Player

My player will turn on but I can not access the menu. Also it is slow to turn on and turn off. I have changed the battery. It as if the device has frozen and will only turn on and off. Help

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Re: Sandisk Sansa M200 Series MP3 Player

Install a newer version of the firmware. go here, download it, all the info is on that page :-)

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How do i play back a recording i've made? I have the Sansa m200 series MP3 Player

To play back a voice recording, you will need to do the following steps after turning on the player. Press Power/Menu briefly to get the software menu. Press the Repeat/A-B/Down button to highlight the line Play Music and press Select to enter the play back sub-menu. Press the Down button again to go to the line Recordings and press Select again. Use the Down button to highlight a particular voice recording and press Select to start playing the recording.

The manual for the Sansa M200 MP3 player is available as a PDF from the manufacturer here: . The details for playing back a Voice Recording are on page 23-24 (24-25 of the PDF). You will need Adobe Reader or a similar program to read the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Mar 25, 2014 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How to delete songs that are not showing


Try switching USB mode of the player, to see the hidden files.
See next help link:

Look in the manual for the m200 series players on page 31 under USB, how to select Auto Dectect (MTP or MSC) or only MSC :
MTP is Media Transfer Protocol, seeing the player as a media device.
MSC is Mass Storage Class, seeing the player as a removable disk.

All support for the m200 series players, on next page:

May 19, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Player won't work with vista? can i download software to make it compatible with vista?


When you're able to view the menus of the player, look in the manual on page 30 = page 31 of the pdf file for the USB connection mode on your player:
USB > Auto Detect
M200 series manual in pdf format:
With Windows Media Player 11 under Vista, the player should be
recognized as a media device in this Microsoft Media Player. Transfers can be made in MTP mode (Media Transfer Protocol) using WMP 11: USB mode should be in Auto Detect.
In Autodetect mode files on the player can also be viewed in the Explorer mode under My Computer, seeing the player as an external flash drive.
In WMP11 use Library and Sync mode for creating playlists and synchronizing music. More about how to use WMP11, see the help items in the player (click on e.g. Library or Sync etc.) or go to the Microsoft site:

When USB mode is set to MSC mode (Mass Storage Class) the player can only be viewed in the Explorer under My Computer.

More online support for the Sandisk M230 under M200 series players.
Main main support link:
Update page for the players' firmware using the Sansa Firmware Updater:
Help links for the M200 series are also available on Sansa Forums:

When needing more help from this side, don't hesitate to post another comment in this question.

Mar 22, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do I delete existing songs?


Deleting songs can only be done through a connection to a computer.

See the manual for the m200 series player on page 13 + 14 (= 12 + 13) how to delete:

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

Dec 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How do i delete recordings on a sanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 player.


Manual for the m200 series, see:

All about voice recordings in chapter 4, starting from page 22 of the manual.
On page 25 is the information how to delete recordings on the m240.

Nov 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Change language back to english?


For the m240 Sandisk gives next information, how to change the language on m200 series players:
NOTE: All the steps start from the Main menu.
1. Settings Option can be accessed by going to the 4th item on the list.
2. Language is the 5th option after Settings.
Manual for the m200 series:
Page 27 (=page26) of the manual shows how to go to the top level, main menu. Page 26 (=page 25) gives the table for top level menus.

How to change the language for (other) Sansa players, see next link:

Nov 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How do I remove songs from my Sansa m200 series MP3 player?

pluge the sansa into the usb. go to my computer/computer. look for the sansa icon in that folder. double click, go to music, then right click on the song u want to delete and click delete

Mar 23, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m200 (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Sansa m230

turn on your sansa player. (don't plug into to computer yet)
Click Menu
Scroll through using down area till you get to SETTINGS.
Click down till you see USB.
Choose auto detect for Windows Media Player 10.
Choose MSC if you have Windows Media Player 9 or earlier.
Good luck.
This is what is needed on the C-100.
Go to and get your manual.!

Sep 19, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m200 SDMX3-512 MP3 Player

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Have you tried removing the battery? Or maybe your battery is low. As well, if your mp3 player isn't turned on when you plug it in, that seems to affect if the computer recognizes it.

Nov 05, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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