Question about SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player
My sansa m250 is freezing upon power on and is not operating.It's now been 4 hours since I opened it. It has been frozen for at least 10 minutes since the last time I tried to turn it on. I tried reinserting battery, leaving battery out for a few minutes, plugging into USB when off, then when on. Nothing works. It starts "initializing" then goes to SANSA screen with V4.0.44A at top and m250 2.0GB at bottom. That is where it is still now more than 12 minutes later. How can I upgrade firmware if it is frozen? My system also does not recognize the player.
Hi there! I've got a brand-new solution to this dead-end problem. BUT, the downside is that you'll need another similar player. Here's what I've done to unfreeze my Sansa m230. 1. I've opened the cases of both our Sansa m230s. 2. Connected the healthy one to the computer via USB. 3. After it was connected I've hot-swapped the "Samsung k9k4g08u0m-pcb0" memory chip with the one, which was causing the problem. 4. Finally, I've formatted it through WMP10. Only synchronizing in MTP mode using WMP11 since. Hope that helps. Amakorkos
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
Throw it against the wall because sandisk is aware of this problem and does nothing about it... they should replace them for free but they don't... race condition in that firmware screws the player up...
Posted on Jul 26, 2007
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