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Not letting me add songs

My sansa wasnt playing some of my songs, so i tried reformatting it and deleting all the songs. some folders it wont delete. also when i try to put songs back on, either from syncing or just copying and pasting, it doesnt accept them.

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  • dumblondie32 Jan 03, 2009

    ok so i called 1-866-sandisk and she told me how to fix it. you just
    flip the key lock at the top so you see orange, then hold down the
    record button. then you should get some sort of message on the screen.
    then you plug it in and under my computer a file should show up. you
    open it and make a folder in it called sansa.fwm (i think thats the
    right folder name, if not, try sansa.tmp or email me). then you unplug
    it and it should say formatting or something like that. once its done
    it should work.

  • dumblondie32 Jan 03, 2009

    ok so i called 1-866-sandisk and she told me how to fix it. you just
    flip the key lock at the top so you see orange, then hold down the
    record button. then you should get some sort of message on the screen.
    then you plug it in and under my computer
    a file should show up. you open it and make a folder in it called
    sansa.fwm (i think thats the right folder name, if not, try sansa.tmp
    or email me). then you unplug it and it should say formatting or something like that. once its done it should work.

  • dumblondie32 Jan 03, 2009

    ok so i called 1-866-sandisk and she told me how to fix it. you just
    flip the key lock at the top so you see orange, then hold down the
    record button. then you should get some sort of message on the screen.
    then you plug it in and under my computer
    a file should show up. you open it and make a folder in it called
    sansa.fwm (i think thats the right folder name, if not, try sansa.tmp
    or email me). then you unplug it and it should say formatting or something like that. once its done it should work.

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ok so i called 1-866-sandisk and she told me how to fix it. you just flip the key lock at the top so you see orange, then hold down the record button. then you should get some sort of message on the screen. then you plug it in and under my computer a file should show up. you open it and make a folder in it called sansa.fwm (i think thats the right folder name, if not, try sansa.tmp or email me). then you unplug it and it should say formatting or something like that. once its done it should work.

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