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Sansa mp3 model m230 please help me

My sansa player don´t pass the screen of ¨initializing¨
sometimes it load complete but that´s just one in 1000
i already install the two drivers that ofers the oficial page of sandisk for this kind of problem but it since it´s not enough because any pc recognize it and because of that no driver can see it i still have the drivers but i don´t know what to do and it only have two days with me

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Re: sansa mp3 model m230 please help me

What i would recommend you to do is to uninstall that device from the system and reinstall it...then format the device inside WMP not from my computer....then go ahead and do the firmware upgrade on the device...then you shouldnt have any can contact me at

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