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M230 Yo my M230 is messed up. i had just took off some songs and then when i turned it on the SanDisk Screen turned on. Then it kept repeating this. i all ready tried all of the suggestion an the other screens can some one help me.

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Try deleting files to get at least 4mb of free space. Unplug any speakers or headpones (some speakers cause it to shut down when played at higher volume levels, probably due to impedence incompatibilities). Make certain you have an absolutely fresh battery in it. When it comes on after being connected to a usb port or after a battery has been replaced it uses probably more battery energy during its database initialization than at any other time. Even if the battery meter reads full, the draw might be more than a used battery can deliver. Once it does show you the regular song screen shut it down so it can save the initialization results.

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    Devious Nov 08, 2007

    Also, delete any DRM or rights protected .wma music files. When played these cause the player to behave abnormally.

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    Devious Nov 17, 2007

    That is, if you are in msc mode for usb instead of the typical automatic/mtp mode and/or you don't have the required licenses for the DRM protected files.

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    Devious Nov 17, 2007

    Oh yeah, try pressing and holding down the menu/power button for a minute or so with the battery out of the player. It's got a small button sized internal battery that may be holding corrupted data in the RAM/ROM chip(s). Holding down that power button might cut off that power from the internal battery so that those chips can be properly cleared and refreshed.

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