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Unable to format

When iam trying to format my sansa m230 it shows unable format

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  • hopetown Apr 20, 2008

    when I try to turn it on a screen comes up saying mismatch format and then it says no files. It used to work perfectly.

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Try quick format, it should work...!!! Else use DOS to format..!!!

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SanDisk Sansa M230 Problem:When connected to my PC and try to open system says " this device is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" . If "yes" is selected then system says it...


Hello,

Connect your SanDisk Sansa M230 to your computer again. Ignore the format message and go to My computer icon on your computer, right click on the drive (E:or F: or G: etc) representing your SanDisk Sansa M230, scroll to format allow it format from there.

If it still refuses to format, you can the reset the SanDisk Sansa M230and try again.

In case you don't know how to reset your SanDisk Sansa M230, read the info on the below link on how to reset your SanDisk Sansa M23;

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6977146-reset_different_models_version_san_disk

I hope this helps.

Good luck.

Feb 22, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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NO ROOM LEFT ON MY Sansa M230


If you plug your mp3 player into your computer, and it shows up in 'My Computer' - try to follow these steps.

1 Right click on your mp3 player in my computer. 
2 Click on Format...
3 From FIle system menu select FAT32
4 Tick the box that says Quick Format
5 Push Start
6 wait until this process completes. 
7 Safely eject the device.  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165721)
8 Your mp3 player should now work. If it does not try to repeat the process except this time do not tick the box that says Quick Format.

Nick

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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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Sansa M230 not seen in Explorer or Windows Media Player


We had the same problem with Windows XP. We found some help on the Sandisk web site. On the device go to the Settings menu, then USB. We changed from AutoDetect to MSC mode and everything is working again. Our computer saw all of the songs on our computer fine. Some of the old songs on the Sansa didn't show up on the detect list in Windows Media Player, but they were still on the device.

Mar 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa m230


It sounds like there is a problem with the firmware...call sandisk and have them do a firmware upgrade on the device...once you do that it should fix the problems you are having right now...computerrep@gmail.com

Dec 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Still won't work


Change the MODE and try formatting again.

SETTINGS>MODE or USB.


Best of Luck.

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Nov 19, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Unable to see my mp3 songs


Double-check WMP configurations

Oct 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa m230


How did you transfer the music? If they are not viewable on the device, you might try updating the firmware. Otherwise, I would format the device and drag and drop the files manually thru My Computer. * format - right click on the device in My Computer, and select format

Sep 10, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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My Sansa m230 Won't Work!


Try connecting the device without batteries. If it shows up try formatting the device. Right click on the device in My Computer and select format. Best of Luck.

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I need help with my mp3 it wont let me listen and i already tried to format it and it did not work. it still says not enough space for music db please free 8 MB. and then it says no files and my computer...


Your M230 may have encountered a corruption in its Music Database, and may be corrected by formatting and updating the firmware. Try this: Manually switch the player to MSC mode and format through "Disk Management". Here are the steps: Step 1: Locate the "Hold" switch on the side of the M230 and enable it (you should see an "orange-colored" surface when it's enabled) Step 2: Plug the M230 to your computer (recommended Operating System is Windows XP and above) and check Windows Explorer if the player is detected as a "Removable Drive" Step 3: Open "Computer Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage" Step 4: Your "Computer Management" window should be divided into 2 panes. On the left pane, click on "Disk Management" Step 5: On the upper right pane of "Disk Management", you should find the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa M230. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your M230. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the M230 and select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox remains un-checked. Step 6: In general, Disk Management is more the effective tool for formatting your M230 and assuming the format processing completed without any errors, proceed to updating the firmware of your player. Step 7: Use this link to download the Sansa Firmware updater: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 Save this file to your Desktop and run it while your M230 is still plugged in to your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts. Step 8: "Safely remove" your M230 from your PC and -- with a fresh battery -- power on your player. It should boot up normally. I hope this works. The M230 is a great player

Apr 15, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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