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Phantom Songs on my Sansa e250

Please help! I will upload music onto my Sansa e250 they will show up under my songs playlist, but when I click on a song to listen to it, it will eiter freeze or skip to the next playable song. What should I do? I have tried everything.

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Re: Phantom Songs on my Sansa e250

Use Windows Media Player to delete, or double-check the format of those songs

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