Question about SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player
Is it at all possible to restore the San Disk Sansa m240 model MP3 player to factory defaults (short of getting a whole new MP3 player) when several of the files and folders have become corrupted/unread-/play-able? If so, how?
I cannot play at least one song at all (I receive the ERROR cannot open file message), and another plays for just a moment before switching to the next song, and right after I tried changing the battery, the songs that played were not the actual files shown on the screen (WAAAY far behind those displayed on screen)... I plugged it into my computer to see what was up, and I've got what looks like a bazillion empty folders that weren't there before, and several of them are corrupted and unreadable. Help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Open my computer, right click sansa file, hit format... it should wipe out the whole mp3 player... fresh for a new set of songs
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
SOURCE: unreadable files for Sansa e250
Don't worry, there's a solution.
You have to run what's called "Check Disk."
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Posted on Feb 29, 2008
SOURCE: half full, no files on device
Reformat the player and try again. You can look at the tips and Tricks in my profile to find out how to format an mp3 player.
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
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
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