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Sansa mp3 m230

Firstly as soon as I connect the MP3 player it shows USB connected. I downloaded music files.When I disconnected it from the USB, it turns OFF to not to turn ON. Also it just played the songs only once when the USB was plugged in. Since then it just shows USB connected and nothing else. By anychance has any one of you bought it from thru google checkout.

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If the device is visible from the computer, format the disk as described in the product page's video tutorials.

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When I connect my m230 to my computer, it shows folders, but there is no content shown. The player has about 100 songs on it and I want to add more, but it shows nothing on it. I need the manual to make...

Sandisk Sansa players have had a bit of a history hiding some files away before. I believe if you were to disconnect your m230 and turn it on, you would still have that music available. If that is the case, it is most likely a problem with the USB transfer protocol.

If your music is still on there and can be played, there is actually nothing to stop you from transferring more songs onto your device. Once the files are loaded and the device disconnected, your m230 should update accordingly. The drawback is you cannot find and remove your old songs from your computer.

If that is what you want, try this:
With your Sansa disconnected from your computer, turn it on and navigate to the Settings Menu. Then select the USB submenu. There should be two options: Auto Detect and MSC. If one is selected, try the other and reconnect it to the computer. Check the folders and see if there is anything in them.

Worst case scenario is there was a glitch in one of the USB modes. A reformat, either by restoring factory defaults on your device or using your computer to reformat should start you from scratch.

I would recommend reading the manual for any other questions you may have. As with an increasing number of products, manuals are posted online by the manufacturers.

Sansa m200 series manual

Hope this helps.

Jun 13, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How to download music to my sandisk sansa m230?

MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. Music files need to be converted to mp3 file format before copying to the MP3 player. Please click on this link and follow my instruction to convert music files :-

Dec 08, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do i delete songs off my sansa m230 so i can add new music

Connect the Sansa to your computer using the supplied cable. Open up the operating system's explorer window. The Sansa will show as either a Sansa or a removable hard drive, depending on the USB mode. Either way, open it and you'll see a folder named "MUSIC". Open that. You can either delete entire albums or navigate into them and delete individual tracks.

Mar 10, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa m230 not syncing music files or downloading them. Process leaves the Sansa m230 with 0 files and i am finding it impossible to load new file(s) ?

Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. Then add music this way and see if it is works: 1. Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer. 2. Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player. 3. Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player?s memory are displayed. 4. Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer?s memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. 5. Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list. 6. Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

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How can I delete songs from my model m230 so I can replace with other songs?

Mar 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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It sounds like there is a problem with the sandisk and have them do a firmware upgrade on the device...once you do that it should fix the problems you are having right

Dec 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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maybe the internal battery is shorted,leaked,low. i remove it and start working well.

Aug 05, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I dont usually mess around with real player when you dl or put your music on your computer put a shared folder in there and put all your music in there and then when you connect your mp3 player go to your shared folder and right click on the song when it comes up go to send to and it will give you a list it will say what ever you mp3 player is named and if you click that it will put your music on your mp3 player and if you couyld upgrade to at least a widows xp ~Grim

Apr 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Problem with drag and drop

(FOUND THIS SOLOUTION ON AFTERDAWN.COM) The problem is that this player have 2 standards for connecting to PC. One is MSC and other is MTP. Each one have different directories structure. If you put music when your player is connected as MSC, when you will conect as MTP you'll be not able to see the files uploaded previous. The same case is available when you write music files as MTP=> you can't see these files in MSC mode. So, set USB mode of your Sansa as MCS, power off, put hold switch to lock and connect to PC. You will see 3 directories: Audible, Records and Config (or something like that). See if your "invisible" music files are here. If they aren't connect as MTP. To connect as MTP: set USB mode to auto, shut down Sansa mp3 player, put hold switch to unlock and connect to PC. You will see only 2 directories now. Media and "something" (I can't remember now). Look for your "invisible" files and do what you want. MTP mode is for use with newer PC's. I advice you to use MCS mode all the time because is compatible with any PC (old or new). Good luck!

Aug 30, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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