OK, mine’s not a new story… My Sansa m240 was working fine with WMP11. But slower than mole’s asses in January. So I formatted it and tried to drag and drop through Windows Explorer. No go. The m240 lit up when connedted, but my PC just wan’t seeing it.
I’ve seen tons of forums filled with similar questions. Problem is, that none of the answers permanently fixed the problem…
So here’s my solution so far… (It’s a bit long, and very imperfect, so if anyone can streamline it, please do.)
Open the Device Manager
If there is a non working MTP device, uninstall it
Connect the Sansa m240 to the PC
Run the ‘Add Hardware’ wizard
Select ‘Yes’ and click ‘Next’
Scroll to the bottom and select ‘Add a new hardware device’
Select ‘Search automatically’
Of course, Windows won’t find the m240…
Select ‘Portable Devices’ from the list of hardware types
Select ‘Standard MTP-Compliant Device’ on the left and ‘MTP Device’ on the right
The wizard will tell you that the ‘device cannot start’
In the Device Manager, open ‘Portable Devices.’
Right-click on ‘MTP Device’ and select ‘Disable’
Right-click on ‘MTP Device’ and select ‘Enable’
A ‘System Settings Change’ window will pop-up asking you to restart the computer.
Unplug the m240 and then plug it back in
Right-click on ‘MTP Device’ and select ‘Update Driver…’
Select ‘Install automatically’ and click ‘Next’
Leave the m240 plugged in and reboot the PC
Open the Device Manager,
Right-click on ‘MTP Device’ and select ‘Uninstall’
From here on out you will have to:
Plug in the m240
Reboot the PC
Unplug the m240
Plug in the m240
There, problem solved… Wasn’t that easy?
Seriously, though, can anyone make sense of this? What’s missing? Is there a patch or somthing?
Message Edited by dreux_dominick on 10-22-2007 01:32 AM