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Finalizing Update and light

I turn my Player on, and it says "Finalizing Update", after 2 or 3 minutes It appears to be off, but it won't turn back on. If I wait a while longer the Light turns on for another while. Then the screen goes blank. When I plugged it into my computer nothing happened, Windows Media Player can't sync with it anymore and the computer doesn't even realize that it's there. I've only had it for 7-8 months....

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Maybe there are corrupt songs in the player. Try this procedure. Turn on the hold switch then connect to the computer open my computer and check if the player ti detected if yes right click on it and format the player if not. I suggest calling sandisk.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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Finalising a disc enables the disc to be played on any other compatible machine. By doing this it changes the disc format so that you can no longer record to it turning it into a Play Only disc. On your Panasonic DVD Recorder you can record to many (if not all depending on the model) of the following DVD Disc formats to the limit of their capacity over multiple occasions. The disc in question can be played back and recorded to on the DVD Recorder during this time but until it is finalised it will not work on any other machine.
DVD Formats: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW.
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  1. When you have finished the initial recording stop the disc and press the ~FUNCTIONS~button.
  2. Using the ~UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT arrows~ on the keypad select "To Others" and press~ENTER~.
  3. Using the ~UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT arrows~ on the keypad Scroll down to "DISC MANAGEMENT" and press ~ENTER~.
  4. When the disc management screen opens you need to use the ~UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT arrows~ on the keypad to scroll down to "FINALIZE" and press ~ENTER~.
  5. Using the ~UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT arrows~ on the keypad select "YES" and press~ENTER~.
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I recently put new music on my player and it can't get past the "finalizing update" screen. i can't listen to music, any help


Hi,

the mp3 player has corrupted due to an application or music you transferred into the mp3 player.that's why the screen displays static finalizing update.

To restore the mp3 back to normal, you need to flash the mp3 player it will restore back the memory that was affected.

Take care.

Apr 20, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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I can't record with my DVD player on 1x-16x DVDs


This unit is too old and too basic to handle 16x speed. However, there is a firmware update for this model DVD/VCR to record on 8x.

All you have to do is call the toll-free number in your manual and request it. They will send you an update disc.

Here is the basic procedure after you receive the update disc:

1. Turn on your TV and your combo unit. The tray should be closed. The unit must be in DVD mode.

2. Quickly press the sequence CM Skip, 6, 5, 4 (This will switch it into firmware update mode. The tray will eject automatically.)

3. Insert the disc and push the tray back in.


4. The update will begin. It will take approx. 2-3 minutes. It will tell you when it is complete and eject the tray.

5. When it is done, remove the disc, but DO NOT close the tray. It will go back in later. Turn the power off.

6. Wait a few minutes and when the tray goes back in wait about another 10 seconds and then you may turn the unit back on.

Firmware update procedure is now completed.

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Remove the battery for at least 3 minutes and then put it back in.. be sure it''s fresh and fully charged

2. VERY IMPORTANT...Turn the "Hold button" ON.. (slide it to the right)

3. Now, plug it into the computer, it would be better if you used a USB 2 port that is located on the back of the computer (it''s on the motherboard)
4. Go to "MY Computer" and see if it shows up as a "Removable disk"
5. If it''s there, then reformat it to ...FAT32...not FAT.if you need help with reformatting let me know.
EDIT* When I called Sandisk on 1-3-07, the tech I spoke with instructed me to reformat to FAT32. Now (2-14-07) I get this from them..."(select "FAT" if the capacity of your Sansa is less than 2GB. For larger players, select "FAT32"). I found I lost a few megs when I formated to FAT32 on my m240, but didn't notice any other difference.

6 Unplug it and let it finalize. Give it lots of time.
7. Return the "Hold button" to off.
I hope that help
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Sandisk sansa m250 not working properly


try upgrading the firmware as follows:

Before installing the player must be in MSC (Mass Storage Class) mode to run the firmware.All files will be deleted. Backup your files.

(To switch modes, Go to Menu > Settings > USB > The two options are MSC and AUTO DETECT (MTP) : select MSC)

Installation Instructions:

1. Download and run firmware from: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1326

2. Follow instructions in installation.

Hope that helps!

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Help Me! Sansa m240 say only 'Finalizing Update" then turns off


Oh lol this is easy. just go onto realplayer or something then go on the tab burn/transfer then it will tell u your songs delete them all. then try turning your mp3 on and going to "settings" then go all the way to the bottom of that page then click "reset all" then go back to windows media player and put your songs on.

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