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My sansa e280 keeps re setting.

I formatted my sansa e280 and since then when i put music on it and unplug it it justs goes back to the language selection just like when i first put it on and it says no songs in my music. I have only had it for four month. Can you PLEASE help me??

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Re: my sansa e280 keeps re setting.

Try udpating the firmware of you player in recovery mode if you have a latest version firmware use this one. Use the downgrade file.

If you have an older version of firmware you can use this one.

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Cannot install any music

Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer’s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings.

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Added music, but can't listen

I experienced a similar problem caused by corrupt files saved on the internal memory of my e280.
(I could not delete/remove the files) I had to format the internal drive of the e280
and re-copy the files back on to the unit. Works great now. When formatting the device
use the command from windows. (ie right click on the internal memory icon and select format)

Note: Formatting will remove/delete all the files (eg music,photos..) from the e280 so make sure that
you have backups.


Nov 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Please visit this forum and follow the steps there...

I hope that help..
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Oct 02, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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White Screen

if you disconnect your mp3 player, does the screen still appear white and can you turn it on or off?
i had the same problem, basically it freezes because it is busy downloading music or placing music where it is suppost to be. but if you cannot turn it off after you have unplugged it, you should take off the back cover and take out the battery. place the battery back in, and replace the cover and it should be able to turn back on without a white screen.

Sep 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Why are there "Bad Tracks?"

For the bad tracks go Under Settings, look for Mode or USB Mode. Put the unit in MSC (if that's available) or Rhapsody.

Connect it to the computer. See what driveletter it is :F: Sansa E280...G: Sansa E280... whatever it is.

Click Start/Run and type in chkdsk F:/f (or G: or whatever the letter is) . That will check and may fix the bad files.

I hope that helps
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Jun 19, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa e280 not working

I had the same issue. Plug the player in your PC. Go to "my computer" right click the Sansa player. Go to Properties and then select the "tools" tab. Run the error check and the disc defragmentation

Mar 25, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Wrong language

just go to the sreen and go to setting and than laguwes

Nov 12, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Formated the SanDisk Sansa E280

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.

Oct 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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