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Reformat Sansa 280

How do I reformat my Samsa 280 mp3 player? Napster says some files are corrupted on my mp3?

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  • rowanspahr Oct 25, 2008

    Under settings there is no 'format' option on my Sansa e280...Napster says I must 'reformat' before I can work with Napster again. How should I do that?

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    Napster says must reformat device, but i HAVE NO FORMAT OPTION ON MY MP3 PLAYER! how do i format it?

  • danlupro Nov 11, 2008

    it doesnt even show up on my laptop that i have it plugged in/

  • nastyemilie Apr 19, 2009

    i was told that i needed to update the firmware, because my player says all the songs are corrupt. it plays only 2 bands and probably 100 songs all up and nothing more. i cant get it to plug into my computer or update the firmware. i have tried everything...

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THIS IS HOW TO RESET EVERYTHING ON A E280 SANSA MP3 PLAYER WITH VERSION 1 SOFTWARE

INSTALL RECOVERY TOOL TO YOUR PC

http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1532

NOW HOOK THE SANSA, POWER IT UP HOLDING THE
RECORD BUTTON W/ THE LOCK ON (OR HOWEVER YOU GET INTO THE RECOVERY MODE FOR YOUR UNIT)

CREATE A NEW FOLDER AND CALL IT “ sansa.fmt ” IN THE 16MB FORMAT PARTION FOLDER THAT POPS UP.

REBOOT SANSA.

GO TO SETTINGS AND PLACE IN MSC MODE.

MAKE SURE UNIT HAS THE LATEST FIRMWARE.
-GO TO SANDISK SITE-
( http://www.sandisk.com/driverdownload/download.asp?driverId=7 ) FOR XPSP2+

REBOOT AND IT SHOULD WORK LIKE NEW OR BETTER FOR YOU.

At least this is what i ended up doing to fix mine & it took me a while to figure it all out so i wanted to post it up for you all.


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To delete songs from your device follow the steps below
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 media, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your 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.
To format it..on your device..go under..menu, setting and there should be a format option option there..let me know if that doenst work for you...
Hope this helps

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I was attempting to follow solution #2 when I got to REBOOT SANSA, I switch the HOLD switch to " not HOLD" and unplugged the USB cable. Instantly the unit went into format mode. Everything was fine after that....

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