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My Sansa m230 Won't Work!

My Sansa m230 MP3 player won't turn on. When I plug it into a computer, it turns back on. I am not able to listen to my music. I called tech support and downloaded the latest firmware updater and used it. It said that there wasn't any updates. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

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Re: My Sansa m230 Won't Work!

Try connecting the device without batteries. If it shows up try formatting the device. Right click on the device in My Computer and select format. Best of Luck.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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