I'm going to be flying to Calgary in just 3 days and i want to listen to music on the plane. Unfortunatley my sansa m250 isn't working. Just a week ago i borrowed it from my sister and i put music on it through my pc and i listened to it as well while working out, it worked perfectly. Then one day i woke up and tried to turn it on and now when i turn it on it goes, Initializing and then says U4.0.44A Sansa m250 2.0GB and it just stays at the screen and doesn't change, i cant go to the menu or listen to my music.
I tried plugging it to my pc but now it doesn't even detect it, it turns on and goes to that same screen, please help.
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Re: Sansa m250 not working, need help soon
Plugging it into another computer changed the formatting of the player.. I would format the player from the menu itself, but if that fails: 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
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If it''s any consolation, the same thing happened to me after I loaded about 1.6 GB (~250 MB left) of music on my Sansa m250. I tried to delete the required 8MB, but the directory structure got destroyed to the point where my computer wouldn''t recognize the device.
I called their technical support and they''re having me send it back to them for a replacement! It''s not you, but the player! I don''t know if there''s anything that can be done from a consumer standpoint.
OH wow this is the same problem i am having.
I hadn't used it for a few weeks too. and now it is doing the same thing yours is....????
tells me it probably isn't a *individual player thing*...God i hope we get a solution. I use mine for powerwalking. At least i can coonect to the PC get it started up and go. But how frustrating when i am flying etc. can't take it with me then!! Looks like i'll be getting a new one. it will be my 3rd in less than a year!!!