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My sansa mp3 only says initializing updates and my pc will not recognize the player when plugged in

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    my sansa mp3 only says initializing updates and my pc will not recognize the player when plugged in
    please help!
    THX

  • kitten_0021 Dec 24, 2007

    I have a sansa m230.. When I turn it on it goes from the display screen decribing the model to saying initalizing and just keeps going back and forth between those two screen. It was working fine yesterday now its not!!

  • njoreilly2 Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem.
    When powered up the screen alternates between SanDisk Initializing and Sansa m230 512MB.
    I cannot get to any menu to scroll down.
    When it is plugged in to the PC it just flashes Initializing.



  • daviddiaha Jan 30, 2009

    sandisk sansa m230 mp3 player

  • daviddiaha Jan 30, 2009

    my sansa mp3 only says initializing updates and my pc will not recognize the player when plugged in

  • fehmionair May 11, 2010

    my sannsa mp3 player say just initializing it is not openining ..i dont know why.i was delet it all song and when i put back again its just say initializing..will anyone help me pls about it??thank a loats..from turkey

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    How do I update my Sandisk Sansa c240 Mp3 player?

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Same thing happened to me... try this...
1) disconnect all cables
2) turn power on (hold menu button until screen lights up)
3) Press "menu"
4) scroll down to "settings"
5) scroll down to "USB"
6) select "MSC" (default is probably auto detect - which I think there's a conflict with)
7) turn power off (holding the menu button down)
8) connect USB to computer and hopefully start loading files

I bought 2 of the 512 models, one didn't work... so I took it back and had to buy a 2gig model... got home and it didn't work! I tried the above for the new one and at least the computer recognizes it! Everything seems to work fine...for now...

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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.

Oct 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Operating System does not recognize San 230


What is your operating system? You may need to update your usb drivers.

Aug 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Try updating Windows Media Player and seeing if that helps.

Dec 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I unplugged it before it was done initializing...


You can try to reset the device by pressing the power button for about 15 to 20 seconds..if that doesnt work I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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Oct 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Initializing


Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

May 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Mp3 sansa m230


These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Oct 04, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa m230 (512 MB) MP3 Player still not working after do what you told me


i download an update from the site that solve this to me. but in another time, mine only works when it's plugged to pc,then open the device and cut the tiny battery that have inside (CR621 or something like this) it was shorted.

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i suggest an update software ,this will solve the problem.

May 31, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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My Mp3 dosn't work when i turn it on it says updating and when i put it on the charger it tells me instalzing i don't know what to do please help me.

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