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Sansa e280 not formatting

I try to repeatedly delete a corrupted album from my player, but the second I do, it instantly says that the player can no longer be read. Upon inspecting the CD folder more closely, it appears to loop into itself forever.

Formatting also doesn't work, as the player instantly displays an error message and becomes unresponsive.

Is there anything I can do shy of buying a new player?

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  • gl48083 Jan 10, 2008

    some music can play, but some can't

  • FloJama Feb 07, 2008

    I hav ethe exact same problem.
    I tried deleting everything off the mp3 music file.
    But it jus keeps appearing.?!!?

    :s Im soooooo lost.

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    same problem!

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Disconnect player from computer - switch to MSC mode, under settings and then USB modes. Plug player into computer again and format the Sandisk player using Windows (my computers, right-click menu). Formatting may take up to 10 - 20min depending on size of memory. Disconnect from computer; let the player reboot; should go back to the main menu. Reconnect to upload new music!!! :)

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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Lets the battery runs out and then try to charge it again, it worked for me

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as it is corrupt.

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