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Bad track?!? i have a sansa e250 mp3. a while back it started to display "bad track" when trying to play some of my songs but not others. i figured this was because my mp3 was overloaded... my mp3 was overloaded in the first place because it had files on it that were displayed on my mp3, but not on my computer when i connected i found a hint on this site saying to completely take everything off of my mp3. it was supposedly safe....but ever since i tried to put music on my mp3 again it isnt working. about 95% of the songs i sync to it display "bad track" whenever i go to listen to them. PLEASE HELP ME! I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MY MUSIC MUCH LONGER!!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    Everything from Media Player says Bad track

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    I can't even shut it off any more all it says is bad track after i tried to play a song the whole thing i frozen i tried pluggin it in but still nothing!

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  • chuckdyall Mar 26, 2008

    ok so i had these lupe fiasco songs on my sandisk fine good they worked. few days later put a couple other songs on my mp3 cool they worked. then i go to listen to my lupe fiasco after puting the other songs on and one of the lupe songs that worked before doesnt work any more

    plz help me its not even just these songs its like a bunch of em its fucked up its drivin me crazy i need my god dam tunes so holler pce

    ps ive tried going back and deleting them and they ant even there no more?? whered they go? plz help thx

    JOSH RUMMERY Mar 26, 2008

    hey igot the same prob but my tracks only stay bad for a short time but when they come good there mixed with other songs and also i removed the bad track manualy and put it back on and it fucked up again

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    while listening to my music it suddenly stopped and a pink back ground poped up saying bad track now the mpe 3 does not respond to anything it will not even switch off please help its only one week old from Richard in Cape Town Souht Africa.

  • markdj57 Nov 22, 2008

    The Sansa player will not let me listen to most of my music. This includes songs from my cd's that I own that I ripped and put on the player. All this music used to play fine. I cancelled my subscription with Rhapsody and then resubscribed. Now a lot of my songs will not play. It either skips the songs or gives me an error window that says I need to sync with my computer - I do sync all the time. So frustrating because I am missing listening to a lot of my fave songs.



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I had the same problem and heres what i did , hope it helps, i was to the point of spiking it off the floor, I never found this solution on line but anywho

hold the on/ off button down for about 30 seconds, it should finaly shut off.
plug it into the computer
delete all the song media what ever ( its what i did)
> how i did that was opening my computer selecting the device and deleteing the contents of each folder
once its cleared of the files re sync your stuff into WAIT until it says someting like you can now disconnect the the device in the sync screen and WELLA my problem was fixed, i'm now happily listening to music typeing this!!!!
Good luck

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You need to convert the file because its is a wma. the sansa only takes mp3.

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