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Trying to get Sandisk M240 to work with Ubuntu

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I am trying to get Sandisk m240 to work with Ubuntu. It will see that it is a drive, but it will not read or write. Do I need a driver to install or how do I activate to where it will work?
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You will have to call the Ubuntu guys on this one, b/c this player was not designed for Linux-based operating systems. Try posting on the Linux foorums, because it will most likely need a hack - if it's even possible. Just make sure the hold switch isn't engaged on the player - just to make sure that it is not THAT isssue that is holding you up.

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Mi Sandisk m240 no la leen los pc


La compania Sansa tiene respuestas a varios problemas en espanol en este link: http://kb-es.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/search/1/kw/sansa%20m240%20manual , Quizas se encuentra alli una respuesta.
Paara pensar en soluciones a su problema hace falta mas informacion: el tipo de pc que esta utilizando (mac o windows, si windows, cual systema - windows xp, vista o windows 7?). El aparato m240 se enciende y reproduce la musica que ya tiene?
Hay dos modos de conectarse el m240 a un pc: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) para sincronizarse a traves de un servicio como i-tunes, y MSC (Mass Storage Class), que actua como un usb Flash Drive en la compu. Posiblemente su m240 esta en modo MTP y si lo cambia a MSC se reconoce por el pc (vea http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/207/kw/m240 en ingles).
Quizas si pregunta de nuevo en ingles recibira mas respuestas que le ayuden: My Sandisk m240 is not recognized by my pc, or does not appear in My Computer when connected to my pc.

Jul 04, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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I have a MAC and it will recognise the sandisk m240 mp3 player. When you look under the finder tab it is there. But when I try to download songs from i tunes it won't work. Any ideas?


Hello,

Tranferring songs from iTunes to the m240 needs to be done in mp3 format. iTunes music in aac format should be converted to mp3.

Putting files in the mp3 format:
1. Using iTunes 7:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/275
2. using iTunes 8:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1129

On next site follow the steps how to download mp3 files in iTunes proceeding from step 1:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1141/kw/itunes/r_id/101834

Manual for m200 series players:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/sansa-m200-um.pdf

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

Jan 03, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How do i delete recordings on a sanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 player.


Hello,

Manual for the m200 series, see:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/sansa-m200-um.pdf

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All about voice recordings in chapter 4, starting from page 22 of the manual.
On page 25 is the information how to delete recordings on the m240.

Nov 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Sansa m240 not being recognized, even after changing to msc


try this it is a driver for that specific MP3 player also if that download don't work search of Sansa M240 driver and other sites should be available for that driver to download

http://www.drivers.mrjuan.com/driver-5953-sansa-m240.html

Just select your operating system of course its XP download should start up hope this is helpful!!

Jul 26, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Synching songs to Sansa m240


YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE SYNCED RIGHT....YOU MIGHT NEED TO DRAG AND DROP YOUR FILES OR CONSIDER GETTING A SANDISK E200 OR A CX00 VERSION MP3 THEY ARE MUCH EASIER TO WORK WITH

Feb 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Stuck in "sandisk initializing screen"


To those that are having problems with the MP3 player not being recognized. With Windows XP there is a little Icon on your Systems Tray that is called the "Safely Remove Harware Icon". Not using this Icon when unpluging MP3''s or zip drives can cause your PC to no longer recognize it. Toshiba Satellite laptops are known for this, others probably have the same problem. The solution here is to install the latest update of the ACPI Flash Bios for the Toshiba Satellite computer. Maybe this is also the problem with other PCs. To prevent these problems allways click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon before removing the MP3 player or any USB flash drive
1 With your m240 set to MSC and connected, go to "My Computer" and "right click" on the "Sansa m240" icon and select "Properties"
2 In that window, select the "Hardware" tab
4. In that "All Disk Drives" window, highlight the "Sansa m240" drive and select "Properties" (at the bottom)
5. In that window, select "Policies"
6. And there, set it to " Optimize for Quick Removal" and click OK and OK again

Dec 02, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Not enough memory space for music db


Your M240 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 M240 and enable it (you should see an "orange-colored" surface when it's enabled) Step 2: Plug the M240 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 "Disk Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage" Step 4: Your "Disk 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 M240. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your M240. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the M240 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 M240 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 M240 is still plugged in to your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts. Step 8: "Safely remove" your M240 from your PC and -- with a fresh battery -- power on your player. It should boot up normally. I hope this works. The M240 is a great player

Apr 24, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Freezing


Thank you for contacting SanDisk Technical Support. It is our goal to make sure you have all the resources you need to get the most from your product through your recent inquiry into our product line. We do apologize for any kind inconvenience this issue is causing you. For verification, does your computer have Windows XP as its operating system? This issue may be due to some sort of corruption on the Sansa m240 itself. We should try formatting the Sansa m240 as a possible solution. Caution: Formatting will erase all information on the Sansa mp3 player. Please be sure to have a back up of all the information before proceeding. If your Sansa m240 is currently frozen, please remove the battery (to unfreeze it), then put it back in, and connect it to your Windows XP computer. Since you cannot access your Sansa m240 to convert to MSC mode, please have the ?HOLD? button ?ON? so that you can have your Sansa m240 in MSC mode before plugging to your computer. To format the Sansa m240 on your PC, let us connect the Sansa m240 to your computer on an USB port preferably located near the power hub or to an external self powered USB hub, go to ?My Computer?, single right click on the ?Removable Disk? associated with your Sansa m240, and select ?Format?. Let us please make sure that, under FILE SYSTEM, we change FAT to FAT32, and then single left click ?Start?. This will erase all data off the Sansa m240 and correct errors on it, which should make the Sansa m240 usable again. We also recommend formatting the Sansa m240 another way. Please be advised again that formatting will erase all data. Please right click on my computer and select ?Manage?. When ?Computer Management? comes up, please click on ?Disk Management? on the left hand side. After clicking on ?Disk Management? you should now have a list of drives in the right side panel. On the right, look for the Sansa m240, it may show up as Disk 1, 2, 3? Removable Disk. Right click on the larger "Volume" rectangular icon to the right of the Removable disk and select ?Format? choosing FAT32. If you do not have the format option, please select "New Partition" and just keep clicking next through the Wizard that appears. After formatting the Sansa m240, please do try your Sansa m240. If applicable, please go the link below to download the firmware update for your Sansa m240. The link is: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1326 or http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 If formatting and firmware update in your computer is not possible, please do try the process again on another Windows XP computer. NOTE: Please be aware that formatting is a normal and necessary method of drive maintenance and repair, and simply NOT formatting periodically can cause a drive to slip into failure due to the backup, and clutter of residual data.

Dec 27, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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