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Sansa m230 cannot see previously installed music files now that WMP11 is installed

I can load new music but the problem is I cannot see the old music on my computer. I therefore cannot delete older songs. I tried resetting the device but that wouldn't work either.

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I had the same problem on my m230. The final solution that worked for me was to disconnect then go into settings;usb and set it to MSC. Once I re-connected I could see everything.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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Problem with My SanDisk Sansa m230

I turn my SanDisk on it and it says "Not Enough Space for Music DB.Please free 4MB". Then on the screen it says that there is "No Files" and it doesn't play any songs, though I do have MP3 files that show up when SanDisk plunged into computer. Although there was more than 200MB of free space, I deleted 4MB but it didn't work. Please help me!

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on mac - try going to view and selecting 'clean up selection'. not sure - i think it just worked on mine.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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How can I put music on Sansa MP3 player from Macbook Pro?

I have a macbook pro and a sansa m230 mp3 player. How do I copy a CD to the macbook pro and in what format so that it can be put onto the sansa m230? Right now when I import the CD to the Macbook Pro and try to copy a song to the Sansa MP3 player, by selecting and dragging, nothing happens.

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Not to sure about a mac but I think mac's use a mp4 format when it rips a cd, and the Sansa will use a mp3 file. You can download a free program to convert these files but again, I know where for a PC but not a mac. Look for free mp4 to mp3 converter program for Mac..

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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sansa software download

sansa software download

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by miistake i removed config files
now it is not powering up
not getting startted
manu

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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My sansa MP3 player is locked. How do I unlock

My sansa MP3 player is locked. How do I unlock it?

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I loved that mp3 player, it's a great basic one. Anyways...

To unlock it, it require nothing related to your computer, it's on the side of your player, the old button.

Near the mic. I believe right now it's on a side with orange, tick it to the side that shows white. Open it again, should be unlocked.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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Downloaded music will not play...

Downloaded music will not play

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for you haven't convert the format of your music,i think.
get a excellent software which can download and convert from
http://www.downloadvideos-convert.com/download-videos-music
hope it can help you more or less!

Posted on May 26, 2010

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sansa fuze,white screen

i just got my sansa fuze yesterday,i plugged it in to charge it n put music on,but after i took if offa comp n tried to turn it on ....it turned on but the screen just turned white and nothing happened,i used winamp for putting music on,could that have made the problem?,can anyone offer solutions to fix it?,thanx

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I have the same problem too.. This sucks.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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can't delete songs on sansa m230

when i went to go delete a song i looked for the song on windows media player and could not find it to delete it.to test if there was somethig wrong with my mp3 player i deleted all my songs off it but those songs are still there! if you can find out whats wrong please contact me. thanks, andy

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I actually had this exact same problem with my Sansa m230, and I was running from place to place just looking for an answer; I actually stumbled across it through some related searches here on this site ('reset' specifically), and I tried it out and it worked for me. The Sansa m230 has two USB interface modes, and choosing one will make your system recognize the device differently than if the other is chosen, so songs that were uploaded using the USB setting 'Auto Detect' (which tells the thing to use something called 'MTP' mode) won't be visible again when it's connected using 'MSC' mode, and vice-versa. Simply put: Unplug the little bugger, go into the USB settings, and choose whichever of the two settings isn't already selected, and plug it back in. For the future, I'm going to erase everything from one mode and put it back in through the other mode, just so this doesn't happen again. <.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006

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pls driver for sansa sandisk m230 model

pls driver for sansa sandisk m230 model

advance thanks

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You can download the driver from the manufacturer's web site at http://www.sansa.com

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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sandisk m230

i am tryig to delete songs from my mp3 player. how do i do that

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Hi big dee. Deleting songs from your M230 can be done by either browsing the player through your Windows Explorer and then selectively deleting the music file, or by formatting the player which would delete all of your music files. It's also important to know that your player has 2 modes -- MTP and MSC -- because music files saved in one mode would not be seen in the other mode, and vice versa. To switch the modes on your player, use the menu and navigate as follows: Menu > Settings > USB You would get a choice of "Autodetect" (this is for MTP) and MSC. Here's how to delete the files: Step 1: Plug in your player to your computer. Open explorer and check if your player is detected. Your player's LCD would display "USB Connected" and the mode would be indicated below that. If your player's mode is MTP: A. Look for the Sansa M230 icon on Explorer (it will be recognized as a Portable Audio Device). Double left click on it to browse the player. B. The player will have 2 sub-folders: "Data" and "Media". Double left-click on the "Media" folder and either find your music files or open the "Music" folder to find your music files If your player's mode is MSC: A. Look for the Sansa M230 icon and drive letter on Explorer (it will be recognized as a "Removable Drive". Double left click on it to browse the player. B. The player will have several sub-folders such as "Audible", "Config", "Record". You may already be able to see your music files or the player may have a "Music" sub-folder. Open that to check for your files Step 2 Once you've located your files, you may now be able to delete them. Step 3 Once you've unplugged your player, the M230's LCD will display the message "Rebuilding Library". Let that process complete, then you may turn on your player to confirm that the files have been deleted. To format your player, just right-click on the M230 icon in Explorer, then select "Format". When the Format window appears, make sure to select "FAT" as the File System type, and also make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox at the bottom of the Window remains un-checked. I hope this info helps. Enjoy your M230. :)

Posted on Apr 25, 2007

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