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Sansa m230 problems

I had about 100 songs, started telling me I had no files. Now I'm back to only 8 songs and it will not accept new syncs although it says it's writing data. Can you please HELP???

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Do you use Napster by any chance? Some music services actually remove songs after the subscription expires, or if you haven't synced your Sansa to that service within 30 days. Convert all songs to mp3 format, and you will not have that format.

Also, your DB could have become corrupt. A firmware upgrade usually resolves it.

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Sansa m230 not syncing music files or downloading them. Process leaves the Sansa m230 with 0 files and i am finding it impossible to load new file(s) ?


Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. Then add music this way and see if it is works: 1. Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer. 2. Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player. 3. Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player?s memory are displayed. 4. Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer?s memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. 5. Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list. 6. Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

Oct 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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When I sync songs it syncs 1 song and not the rest?


You have to select ALL the songs you want to sync or exactly that which you experienced will alway occur.

So, Select all songs, and try that and get back to me.

Mar 29, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I'm new to MP3


itunes is protective of it songs so i don,t no about that
but i have a sansa m240
on the player hit the menu Button
its the shall one on the top
till it turns on then let go and press it again
scroll down to settings press the white Button
below the play Button. scroll down to usb
then select auto detect
plug in the player to your pc


you can transfer them yourself
or use windows media player 11

to
transfer them yourself right click on the music
go down copy click
go to my computer or computer in start menu
select sansa m230
select tcnando hit ctrl v
on the key board
to transfer the the files

to use windows media player 11
open windows media player 11
plug in player to pc
a window should pop up
follow the instructions
than click on the sync tab
you should see the sansa
click and drag the music
from the left hand side
to your players sync list on the left
and click start sync .
I hope i could help

Apr 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Mixes up my songs


rename the files with numbers at the beginning, like 001, 002, etc - time-consuming, but effective

Mar 22, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa M230


I don't have a solution I am trying to get mine to work. Did you ever get yours to work? This must be the most worthless piece of junk MP3 player ever.

Nov 11, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Files on player are not listed in wmp or in windows explorer


change the settings of the player to MSC and connect the device to your computer. It will be detected as a removal disc drive. Open it and it should contain the folders in your player. IF you can only see a few folders. Click on Tools-Folder Option - Show hidden files and folders. Then you should see the folders that you have. Right click on the song and choose delete.

Aug 14, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Deleting songs


i had a similar problem with my mp3 player because i had put songs on it from a different computer. i had to go back to that other computer and sync it up to media player to be able to see the files and remove them.

Nov 17, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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