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Just displays the name and initializing

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?

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Re: just displays the name and initializing

I got the same god dayum problem, and it was working a minute ago. I put a song on it and then all hell broke loose!

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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Re: just displays the name and initializing

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..

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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