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Formated the SanDisk Sansa E280

I recently bought the Sandisk Sansa E280 Mp3 player and I formatted it. After I formatted the Sansa E280 I added songs to the player. When I push play all, the player says no song how to get this off of here! Please put your thinking caps on and help me please!! The steps I have tried are the following: I put in recovery mode I dragged and dropped files to the player and nothing

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    recovery mode.

  • emili3 May 03, 2008

    my sansa goes to a black screen and i dont know what to do in recovery mode

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    slide the hold button over til you see orange. Then hold the rec button and the menu button down at the same time. This will put the player into Recovery mode. Then plug the player into the cable that is attached to your PC. A16G file manger will come up. Click in the white area and create a folder called sansa.fmt Then double click the folder. Thene un=plug the sansa and it should say formatting. Once formatting is complete, you should then power the unit back on. This should re-set the unit and allow you to put all you songs etc. back on the unit and remove the corrupted data



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You dragged & dropped files in recovery mode? Recovery mode is only for re-installing the firmware or formatting the device if it is unresponsive. If you are wanting to drag and drop files onto the device, the music needs to be put into the Music folder on the device. If you do not see the Music folder, you will need to enable hidden files and folders on your PC. Best of Luck. p.s. - you can add to this question this doesnt work.

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