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I am trying to listen to a book on my Sansa. This is not my first book, that one went without incident. The second one started skipping (as in chapter one, chapter six, disc 3, disc4...) I cannoty listen to any of the books because they now skip. My music doesn't skip, just the audiobooks. If I restart the audiobook it will skip, but will not skip in the same chaper or even in the same disc. It's as if it is shuffling but in sequence. Please help!

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Hi,
you cut the chat session....
i found solution for your problem....

here is a user manual---
http://www.ccrane.com/instruction-manuals/sandisk-sansa-e250-mp3-player-sdmx4-2048.pdf

your solution---

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