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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Re: not letting me add songs
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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There are two to reformat your device. Just follow these instructions
From menu of your device: 1. Turn on your Sansa C240 2. From the main options menu, select " Settings " 3. Select " Format " and " Yes "
Formatting Manually: 1. Turn off Sansa C240 2. Slide the " Hold " switch on the bottom of the device to the " On " position 3. Press and hold the " Play " button. Press and release the " Power " button. 4. Hold the " Play " button until the LED screen displays the message " About to format device." 5. Release the " Play " button and press the " Next " button once.
Try these steps and let me know if you manage to reformat your device. I could instruct you on how to reformat this device on your pc just post back.
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Freezing up while playing songs Check and see if there is a boot file in any of the folders on the player use the Explorer to check Check both MTP and MSC modes and unhook your player Delete songs and Format (Helps with try to delete BAD TRACKS and folders that will not delete(Some ripped CD folders).. Go to my computer scroll to sansa or your MP3 player and open the music folder and open each sub folder and delete Songs manually then delete the folders them selfs then format a couple of times hope this works
We Too had a hard time deleting a song but found the solution..... Put the mp3 play in the MSC mode through the settings do not put in auto.....when your computer prompts that the music player is connected it will have a screen that asks play music, open folder to veiw files..... or take no action... you neew to click on the open folder to veiw files..... when this screen loads find the song or songs that you want to delete right click and then delete it will only delete from the mp3 player.....took me two days of pissing with this mp3 player to figure it out......
I plug mine into the usb port . then i open the file where the folder says music. in the music folder i remove or delete files from it. then i add copies of new ones. that's the only way i can add music to mine because mine won't form at it with the converter. the converter says its the wrong format.but this way works fine for me. the copes i add are mp3 media player or quick time
I had this same problem. What I ended up doing was going into My Computer into the device itself and seeing what showed up. It appears a few new songs I popped on there the day after were appearing but nothing else. I deleted all the files, unplugged it from the computer and let the library update, old songs were still playing. Plugged it back into the machine and voila they showed up.
There are 2 ways to format an mp3 player - if you were formatting the mp3 player from "My Computer," then try reformatting from Windows Media Player instead - I have a "tips and tricks" entry on How to Format an Mp3 Player for details If that doesn't work, then double-click on My Computer, double-click on the Sansa player, and go to the various folders that it lists - music, voice, etc. Delete the songs ONLY - do not delete the dat, bat, ini, inf, or other system files
If you want to delete EVERY track off the player, then reformat the player in Windows Media Player - it's a shortcut - see my "tips and tricks" on formatting mp3 players If there are artist, album traces, then you need to click on every subfolder under your device in Windows Media Player and delete every trace that way - tedious, but effective -Tha Mp3 Doctor There are 2 ways to format an mp3 player - if you were formatting the mp3 player from "My Computer," then try reformatting from Windows Media Player instead - I have a "tips and tricks" entry on How to Format an Mp3 Player for details If that doesn't work, then double-click on My Computer, double-click on the Sansa player, and go to the various folders that it lists - music, voice, etc. Delete the songs ONLY - do not delete the dat, bat, ini, inf, or other system files
PLUG IN PLAYER GO TO MY COMPUTOR CLICK ON SANSA
PLAYER,OPEN,GO TO FILES CLICK SHOW HIDDIN FOLDERS,THIS WILL BRING UP MUSIC FOLDER. DELEATE FROM THERE. ALSO YOU CAN REFORMAT AND CLEAR EVERTHING AND STSRT NEW.