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Sansa e260 My sansa 4 gig wont play any mp3s and it has a bunch of files that arnt really there and they say there is 36 GB of them how is this possible and it says any song i put on there is a bad song file but they work on other mp3 players like my psp etc how do i format it?

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I had this Mp3 player aswell doing the same problem. Try formatting the device itself, and if that doesn't work take it back to the store where you purchased it or contact the company. This Mp3 did the same with me and created multiple files at large sizes I did not create myself, and i've had around 3 of these Mp3's. If your purchasing a new one I'd suggest a Creative or Apple.

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Re: Sansa e260

You can format the device in My Computer>Device Name (e260)>Right Click and select format.

If that does not work, change the mode on the device Settings>Mode or USB Mode and ty again.

Best of Luck.

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