I recently bought an old Sansa M230 to use as an armband FM radio. I got it from an independent seller on amazon.com
I’ve preset my favorite radio stations and that feature seems to be working ok.
But when I turn off the player and then turn it back on, instead of hearing the station I had been listening to just before turning it off, I hear white noise instead. Yet the display still shows the broadcast frequency of the station that was previously playing, e.g. “94.9”
This is my third M200 series Sansa player, and the previous two didn’t have this problem, i.e., when I turned them off and then back on later, the station that had been playing before would still be playing when I turned them back on. So I fear it may be a hardware failure.
I can get the radio station back by pressing any one of the four direction buttons and then pressing its opposite. For example, by first pressing “Next” and then pressing “Previous” the audio for the station comes back on. But that’s a bit of a nuisance and an annoyance.
Before I give up on this player and return it to the seller for a refund, I’m wondering if there are any tricks I could try to get it working correctly, such as perhapsattempting to replace the firmware.
If so I’d be grateful for some guidance in trying something along those lines,
Will in Seattle