When i turn on my sansa m230 512mb, it displays the name of it and initializing, and never goes to the menu,at the same time, I can't turn it off.when i plug it into my computer, my computer can't detect it. i used new battery, it didn't work, either. what could be wrong?
This is not a solution for you this is just for tell ya
that i am having the same problem with the diference that 1 in a million it´s load and when it arrives to the menu of the music i can´t touch a button becuase that ´s the end of all
if you find any answer please let me know as i let you know about if i find something
p.d. this will be this a general problem of this devices..
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Save your music and format the sansa and reset 1: RESET: Go into the settings and scroll down to reset all, push center button, scroll to yes, push center this will restore factory settings..... 2: Reset All NOTE: THIS IS AN ADVANCED OPERATION AND RESTORES ALL SETTINGS TO THE FACTORY DEFAULTS. NORMAL USERS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED TO PERFORM THIS OPERATION! If your device freezes up press the Menu button and hold for 15 seconds. This is like a power down of the device. Once you perform the reset, the adjustments you made during last operation will be gone. This is what it states in the manual for the 260 sansa Page 29 3: Recovery Mode also resets system settings when unplugged... lock your sansa hold in the rec key on the left at the same time push the menu/power button this will take you to recovery mode connect to comp when finished unplug
Adjusting initial settings 1 Press SRC/OFF and hold until the unit turns off. 2 Press MULTI-CONTROL and hold until CLOCK SET appears in the display. 3 Turn MULTI-CONTROL to select one of the initial settings. CLOCK SET (clock)—AUX (auxiliary input) # To return to the previous display, press DISP/BACK/SCRL. # To return to the main menu, press and hold DISP/BACK/SCRL. # To cancel initial settings, press BAND/ESC. Setting the clock Use these instructions to set the clock. 1 Use MULTI-CONTROL to select CLOCK SET in the initial setting menu. Refer to Adjusting initial settings on this page. 2 Press MULTI-CONTROL to display the setting mode. 3 Press MULTI-CONTROL to select the segment of the clock display you wish to set. Each time you press MULTI-CONTROL, one segment of the clock display is selected. Hour—Minute As you select segments of the clock display, the selected segment blinks. 4 Turn MULTI-CONTROL to put a clock right.
Plugging it into another computer changed the formatting of the player.. I would format the player from the menu itself, but if that fails: There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer
itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up
erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as
new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override
the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be
reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware
upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites. WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or
FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right
click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to
Windows-based computers. You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself: Connect your Mp3 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 "name of
Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select
"Format." - this should erase everything. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
p.20 of manual:
Sansa Media Converter software lets you convert photos and videos as appropriate,
and then transfer them to your Sansa player. Sansa Media Converter offers
features such as cropping, rotating, and resizing before transferring them to your
player as well as the ability to transfer photo and video files to your microSD card.
Refer to the Sansa Media Converter software for file formats supported.
To transfer photos and videos to your Sansa player, follow these steps:
1. Connect the Sansa player to your computer.
2. Select Converter using Sansa Media Converter on initial connection.
3. Click Add Media to select photo or video files to be converted.
4. The Sansa Media Converter will store all converted files in My Album. Click
the Album Name box and type in the name you want.
5. Click to start the conversion process. A status box will appear
showing which file(s) are being converted.
Have you tried 'recovery mode'?
1. Lock your player and hold the record button.
2. While holding the rec. button, turn on the player. You're now in recover mode.
3. Connect it to your computer and update the firmware manually. (get the file from the sandisk website and drag it into the player drive.)
4. Turn on your player and hopefully it will work.
I had a very similar problem where my Sansa would turn on show the initial logo then fade to a white/grey screen and restart.
To fix it started in recovery mode (Start in hold mode with rec button held down) then used the firmware updater to update the software and it seems to had fixed the problem
hope this also works for you