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Cannot delete "bad track"

My sansa e280 shows that i have 266 songs. when i press to play the songs it shows "bad track", even after i've attempted to delete all the songs. it plays nothing!

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Try formatting your mp3 player and then syncronizing songs back on to the mp3 player.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Deleting songs.


Your DB might be corrupt. Folow the delete procedure one more time:
Delete Music Files
1) Connect your Sansa to the computer.
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
connection.
3) Select the place where you want to delete music files from
4) Highlight and delete the music file/s or folder from My Computer\Sansa
e200\...\MUSIC
folder. (You can also select from a variety of music
software programs to transfer/synchronize your files).

If that fails, go ahead and update the firmware - it will delete everything, and allow you to start over from scratch among other things.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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When i put some songs on my Sansa e280 mp3 player they were bad tracks and when i deleted them they were still there.


If u got them from a scratched cd or from a corupeted source they could be harder to get off. Maybe u could format everything to solve it.

Feb 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Can't delete songs that don't play


Run the Sansa Recovery Tool and just start over from scratch. Only use songs that are in mp3 format if you don't want grief later.

Dec 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Added music, but can't listen


I experienced a similar problem caused by corrupt files saved on the internal memory of my e280.
(I could not delete/remove the files) I had to format the internal drive of the e280
and re-copy the files back on to the unit. Works great now. When formatting the device
use the command from windows. (ie right click on the internal memory icon and select format)

Note: Formatting will remove/delete all the files (eg music,photos..) from the e280 so make sure that
you have backups.

Cheers

Nov 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Deleting 'Bad Track'


I should have Googled this before posting. I'm not sure if I found the solution here or elsewhere but...
I deleted the /system/database folder and after it restarted and rebuilt the database the 'Bad Track' was gone. I was able to load the player with MP3s and it has worked flawlessly since.

Sep 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Bad track


That means that somewhere in your music collection is a song with bad formatted ID3 tags. You can download an ID3 tag tool like MusicBrainz Picard to go through your songs and determine which tracks might be bad.

Aug 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Why are there "Bad Tracks?"


For the bad tracks go Under Settings, look for Mode or USB Mode. Put the unit in MSC (if that's available) or Rhapsody.

Connect it to the computer. See what driveletter it is :F: Sansa E280...G: Sansa E280... whatever it is.

Click Start/Run and type in chkdsk F:/f (or G: or whatever the letter is) . That will check and may fix the bad files.

I hope that helps
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Computerrep

Jun 19, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa bad track


You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media1.gif, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync pane in windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
Hope this helps
If you still not able to delete it let me know so I can have you try something else...
P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Mar 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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My Sansa Kepps Telling Me I Have Bad Tracks


Some DRM-encrypted files have a fixed time limit for how long you can use/play a song. after the time period has lapsed, they will show up as "Error - File Format..." (this is only one possibility)

Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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