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My Sansa E280 mp3 player Keeps freezing everytime I go under my "unknown" section. It says Bad Track for most of the songs in that section and it freezes. Also in my unknown section most of the songs won't work. they work on my computer but not on my mp3 player. Is there a way I can unfreeze it without it needing to die to do so. It's done this now four times. Sometimes It freezes in different sections of music as well. It's refurbished. I got it from Overstock.com.

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  • blood_rose15 Feb 24, 2009

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Try inserting a(n) SD chip into the player and then try restarting. If it gets stuck on the refresh database screen, plug it into your computer. It's the only thing that unfroze my e280.

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What I would recommend you to do is to format the device...Keep in mind that formatting the device will delete everything you have in that device....if that doesnt work...go to the sandisk website and download a firmware upgrade for your device...I am sure that will take care of the problem you are having...
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