Question about SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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E200 problem hi there my sansa e200 is freezing up and will not actcept music downloads. It has given me problems for a while now. the device will say bad track when i try to go to the next song and some times it won't even go to the song listed on the screen. i don't know what to do about this problem. i would like a responce as soon as you can help me with this problem. thanks Mark

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Re: e200 problem

Where is the music coming from? If you have lots of Bad Tracks errors, the music is usually encoded incorrectly and the device does not know how to decipher it. If the device still connects to the Computer, try to format it. My Computer, Right click on Device name (e200) and select format. I would also update the firmware. It is available from the SanDisk website. Best of Luck.

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