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Songs disappearing! I have a Sansa e280 mp3 player. It worked well for about a month but then songs just started disappearing. Every day I have 40 or 50 less songs and I don't know where they're going! HELP!!!

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Try putting them back on or get a new one

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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Stucked at Refresh database

When the Sansa reads "refreshing database," what it is doing is going through all the songs you've loaded on to it, pulling out the "tag" information (Artist, Album, Song Title, Genre) so it can add this information to its own database which it uses to display the songs to you in its menus.

If it gets stuck during this process, usually it's because of a corrupt song file, or a song file in a format it doesn't understand.

Note that the e280 is only able to play MP3 and WMA audio formats. If you've loaded a different type of audio file onto your Sansa, you'll need to remove them.

If the songs you've recently loaded have all been MP3 and/or WMA, you may have loaded a corrupted file onto your Sansa. Try removing the songs you recently added, and see if the problem goes away.

Feb 27, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Video songs not showing

Use the Sansa Media Converter. If you don't have the SMC, you can download it from

May 22, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Im not sure how to put songs on my mp3

Connect your device to your computer using USB cable. Then go to My Computer. You can see the MP3 Player drive. Just double click it and you can copy and paste there your songs

May 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sandisk sansa e280 will not down load songs

The Sansa player will only recognize certain file formats. The songs with a Red X are not eligible to be transferred to your player, because their DRM license does not allow transfer to certain (or any) mp3 players.

It is best to use songs that are in mp3 format only. They will give you fewer headaches.

iTunes songs will not work with this player.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 06, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Cant add songs to the Sansa e280

go to settings then go to usb mode then switch the one its not on its only two

Jan 24, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Cannot delete "bad track"

try formatting your mp3 player and then syncronizing songs back on to the mp3 player.

Sep 13, 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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Make sure the songs do not have DRM encryption, and that they are the right format (mp3, wma) for the player.

Go ahead and do this, in case you have Windows Media Player 11, or the DB is corrupted:
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:

Mar 11, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Trouble down loading

so basically you are having problems transferring songs to your device? if thats the problem try to format your device using windows media player and then try transfer the songs again...what program are you using to transfer the songs to your device?

Jan 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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