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Keeps displying "bad track"

I just got this mp3 a couple months ago. Now, there are MANY songs that I've listened to since I put them on but now every time I try to play "Bad Track" keeps poppping up and becoming pretty annoying. It seems like it's happening to more songs every day. I can't play half the songs I have on there now. I've only connected to a computer to put the songs on then ONCE more to charge so I know it's not from an outside source. Can someone please help me with this? Has anyone else experienced this? It's like it's just eatin my music.

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Re: Keeps displying "bad track"

I had the same exact problem. When i called them they said that becuase these songs were not properly put on the device it will not work. What he meant by properly is that you cant just copy and paste all your music. This may ork for some of your music but will not work for most. And he also said that if the music has been gotten wrong meaning, if you didn't rip from a cd, and you just copied and pasted.

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