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Duplicating songs I have a sansa e280 8gb mp3. I use Rhapsody with it and I have about 27 playlists with about 550 songs on it. When I look at my list of songs, I see that most songs are duplicated about 4 or 5 times. Has anyone else noticed this? Why is it doing that and can I fix it with out formatting the whole thing? Thanks!

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Re: Duplicating songs

The device has 2 modes of operation MSC and MTP.

If you put music or playlists on in either mode and then changed modes to add more music, you will inevitably have duplicated your music.

Best solution is to format the device to remove everything, then pick one mode ant use that one only.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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Sansa clip+ ......dropped about 400 songs.....tried to download after cleaning out old songs, but to no avail....tried drag/drop from playlists AND library......the few songs that are left, when on skips...

Only thing I can think of is to start over, and hope there is no problem.
Then you will know if you screwed up, and don't know how, or if the thing is messed up.

Try a different method of loading tunes onto it.

try everything


Aug 29, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Deleting songs.

Your DB might be corrupt. Folow the delete procedure one more time:
Delete Music Files
1) Connect your Sansa to the computer.
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
3) Select the place where you want to delete music files from
4) Highlight and delete the music file/s or folder from My Computer\Sansa
folder. (You can also select from a variety of music
software programs to transfer/synchronize your files).

If that fails, go ahead and update the firmware - it will delete everything, and allow you to start over from scratch among other things.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Run the Sansa Recovery Tool from Sandisks' website and start over from scratch. Usually this problem is caused by trying to transfer too many songs at once, but any number of Rhapsody errors could have caused this.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Unwanted songs transferred to player

check to make sure the songs are not in a playlist that is set to auto transfer. click on the mp3, then on playlists. if the auto transfer is checked, uncheck it. it will transfer songs whenever you sign in if it is checked/

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Sansa clip mp3 player

Hello tululah,

Unfortunately Rhapsody appears to be available only to users with a valid billing address within the USA. Outside of the US you will need to use a different music download service.

Best regards,
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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Just view the folders with explorer and delete them, i've never had this problem, but im sure this will work

good luck

Dec 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Music stopped playing "synchronize to continue..."

Your device has to be connected to Rhapsody every 15 to 30 days to verify your account.

If you are connected and signed in, and still receive this message, you should contact Rhapsody Technical Support as the error is on their end. (866-597-5507)

Best of Luck.

Oct 10, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Converting Playlists

Use Windows Media Player instead

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Help me please with my sansa 240

Alright there are several steps you will need to follow on this one. Keep in mind that you will lose all of your data and need to start from scratch. First you want to connect your MP3 to your computer. Once you see your device you will want to right click on it and choose Format, this will prompt you to confirm to delete and erase all files choose yes to continue. After your format is complete. You will want to go into your "Settings" and then choose "Reset All", it will ask you to confirm and choose yes again. Finally you want to go to the manufacturer's website and download the most recent firmware available for your MP3 Player. I have provided a link below: Once you click on this link you will need to download and install the software by clicking on "Download Sansa Firmware Updater" which is highlighted in red. Then you will need to follow the on screen instructions to make sure the process is completed as instructed. When all of these steps are complete, try transferring the files again. It should definitely work! Best of Luck!

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