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Sansa says full but there is no files located....

When I plug my Sansa m230 to my pc it says there is  music on there but when I disconnect it it says there are no files. I believe my daughter pressed the format key when she attempted to clear out files to put new music on it. We use Windows Media Player to download music on the Sansa. And as I said it says there is music on it but there is not. Confused help? No manuel came with it so I don't know how to solve....

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You should format the device thru My Computer, rather than Windows Media Player.

FORMAT: My Computer>Device Name (m230)>Right Click and select format.

This will erase everything on the device and you can start anew.





Best of Luck.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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When I connect my m230 to my computer, it shows folders, but there is no content shown. The player has about 100 songs on it and I want to add more, but it shows nothing on it. I need the manual to make...


Sandisk Sansa players have had a bit of a history hiding some files away before. I believe if you were to disconnect your m230 and turn it on, you would still have that music available. If that is the case, it is most likely a problem with the USB transfer protocol.

If your music is still on there and can be played, there is actually nothing to stop you from transferring more songs onto your device. Once the files are loaded and the device disconnected, your m230 should update accordingly. The drawback is you cannot find and remove your old songs from your computer.

If that is what you want, try this:
With your Sansa disconnected from your computer, turn it on and navigate to the Settings Menu. Then select the USB submenu. There should be two options: Auto Detect and MSC. If one is selected, try the other and reconnect it to the computer. Check the folders and see if there is anything in them.

Worst case scenario is there was a glitch in one of the USB modes. A reformat, either by restoring factory defaults on your device or using your computer to reformat should start you from scratch.

I would recommend reading the manual for any other questions you may have. As with an increasing number of products, manuals are posted online by the manufacturers.

Sansa m200 series manual

Hope this helps.

Jun 13, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How to download music to my sandisk sansa m230?


MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. Music files need to be converted to mp3 file format before copying to the MP3 player. Please click on this link and follow my instruction to convert music files :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files

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When i plug my SanDisk Sansa m230 into my pc it says failed to load because i dont have a interactive window station


Try this. Set up a new user on your PC. Go to start, control panel, User accounts, create a new account, leave the setting for computer administrator, once the new account is created, try and connect your SanDisk. If successful, copy all your music file to the new account and load your mp3 player up with music. This is much better than reinstalling windows. Try this and let me know.

John

Nov 24, 2008 | 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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Everything is wiped out and so is the radio! Please help !!


The Music DB refers to the information (i.e. - Artist, Album, etc.).

The device need you to free up 6MB so it can create this.

Connect the device to the PC and delete several songs until you have at least 6MB free.

Disconnect it, restart, and youre all set.




Best of Luck.

Nov 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Downloading files from mp3 players


If the files are not on the PC, Windows Media Player will not see them. You can manually manage the music from My Computer. Double-click on the device name Sansa m230 and you can see the files and folder. You can just drag and drop these onto your computer to save them. You might also want to format the device to remove everything and give you a clean slate. Right Click on Sansa m230 and select format. Best of Luck.

Oct 09, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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maybe the internal battery is shorted,leaked,low. i remove it and start working well.

Aug 05, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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You need to Get a Bigger Memory ,512mb is not very Large Radio Shack is selling Memory 1 gig for $19.95 ttech

Jul 19, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I dont usually mess around with real player when you dl or put your music on your computer put a shared folder in there and put all your music in there and then when you connect your mp3 player go to your shared folder and right click on the song when it comes up go to send to and it will give you a list it will say what ever you mp3 player is named and if you click that it will put your music on your mp3 player and if you couyld upgrade to at least a widows xp ~Grim

Apr 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I need help with my mp3 it wont let me listen and i already tried to format it and it did not work. it still says not enough space for music db please free 8 MB. and then it says no files and my computer...


Your M230 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 M230 and enable it (you should see an "orange-colored" surface when it's enabled) Step 2: Plug the M230 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 "Computer Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage" Step 4: Your "Computer 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 M230. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your M230. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the M230 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 M230 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 M230 is still plugged in to your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts. Step 8: "Safely remove" your M230 from your PC and -- with a fresh battery -- power on your player. It should boot up normally. I hope this works. The M230 is a great player

Apr 15, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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