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Help my sansa 250e is not working i cant put music or anything all it says on the the computer is ht the files are corrupt .

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Re: help

You may have to put this device in recovery mode and apply a force format file to it.  If you have put songs on from Limewire or any other infamous bad source, that is prob the culprit. The sandisk website has the file you can add to the player.  Recovery mode is simply:
1. put on the hold button
2. while holding the record button in, plug into computer at the same time and keep holding the record button in until you see recovery mode on the player

after you do this, you can drop the format file on the player by going to my computer and locating the 16MB icon, then drag and drop the file on the player.
Once you have done this, unplug the player and take off the hold button, and it will reboot itself and format itself to the neutral state from the factory setting.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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Cant play music

hold the record button, and power botton together to enter the device in reovery mode and then connect to computer. 16mb format file wil be shown therein. type sansa.fmt and disconnect from pc. it will get formatted itself and then try reloading music files. and dont forget to slide the lock button before the procedure stated here. it should work. beware of formattng if u dont want to lose ur data inside it. try to scan for virus and if not solved then format.

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The sons you are trying to load are in th rong format. iTunes (AAC) format is an example of a wrong format.

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Whas the best way to delete songs off the Sansa 250e? ie. "bad tracks"

The songs are in the wrong format or have expired licenses

There are 2 ways to format an mp3 player - if you were formatting the mp3 player from "My Computer," then try reformatting from Windows Media Player instead - I have a "tips and tricks" entry on How to Format an Mp3 Player for details

If that doesn't work, then double-click on My Computer, double-click on the Sansa player, and go to the various folders that it lists - music, voice, etc. Delete the songs ONLY - do not delete the dat, bat, ini, inf, or other system files

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I can't delete my music!!! Please help.

I'm having the same problem and trying to work through it. The problem is that your memory in the music section is corrupt. You may need to reformat. If I figure it out, I'll leave a note for others.

Apparently, this is a problem with this player. Not sure why. I've had this problem in the past and was able to fix it by disconnecting the battery and then reconnecting. But this time it's gone. I had a "bad track" message before it stopped.

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I think I accidently added a corrupted file and now I cant access my music

yup... you put a corrupted file on mp3 player... and now mp3 player complains that something is corrupted. It's all the virus's fault. o.O

Reformat your MP3 player.

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How to convert music from itunes to your mp3 player??

You cannot use Itunes for anything except an Ipod device. And any files you get from the Itunes or Rhapsody for example are copy protected and require specific software to copy to an MP3 player.

If your songs are in MP3 format (not downloaded from Itunes or another subscription site) then you can set your Sansa to "MSC" mode which makes it act like a flash drive. Then you can just drag files to the "MUSIC" folder on the sansa.

If this is on an Apple computer things are different - if you are let us know.

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I Dont know how to insert music into my player

I usually copy all my stuff to the root directory (the one that comes right after you clicked on the sansa icon in MY COMPUTER). If it still doesn't work maybe your USB port is damaged try the other one. Another option which I always recommend is to format the sansa by right clicking on its icon on MY COMPUTER and choosing Format. Let me know if it helped.

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Not leaving anytime soon...

Although you have excellent virus protection it is a virus. But there is a solution, if you go to you can download a program "stinger" it's free so don't worry. Run the program with your Sansa in MSC USB mode otherwise Stinger will not recognize the Sansa in a directory. Now, When You add Directories do not take off your C drive because your music files might have the virus this program removes them without removing your music files. PS: I also Defraged and formatted my Sansa, not sure if its neccessary.

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