Re: My Sansa e280 shows "no song" when I try to listen to...
Well i guess it works if u do this if you using xp or vista
1.take all the (songs) ... tht you want to ne folder not on the mp3..
2.format the big partition on the mp3
3.uppgrade the firmware i think you can get a software to that on this site.. www.sansa.com
4.pull the songs .. photos movies to your mp3\4 and try if it doesen´t work i guess you got to reinstall the hole sh#@
:( hopes it works..
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Your DB might be corrupt. Folow the delete procedure one more time:
Delete Music Files
1) Connect your Sansa to the computer.
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
3) Select the place where you want to delete music files from
4) Highlight and delete the music file/s or folder from My Computer\Sansa
e200\...\MUSIC folder. (You can also select from a variety of music
software programs to transfer/synchronize your files).
If that fails, go ahead and update the firmware - it will delete everything, and allow you to start over from scratch among other things.
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.
Put those songs into the My Music folder in your computer. Then open Windows Media Player, and give Windows Media Player a couple of minutes to re-read the songs. then Sync those songs to your player using Windows Media Player.
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music and delete them from there. Either under sync pane in windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete. Hope this helps If you still not able to delete it let me know so I can have you try something else... P.S.Please rate accordingly... Thank You Computerrep
The device has 2 modes on it MSC and MTP, if you changed modes and uploaded songs in the other mode, they are only visible on the PC in that mode. But, the PC will show the total amount of free space on the device.
If this is not the issue, I would try formatting your device to remove everything and start over.
You can FORMAT thru My Computer>Device Name (e280)>Right Click and select FORMAT.
Best of Luck.
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I don't know if you've inadvertently deleted the music folder, but that's what I did, when I deleted all the folders by mistake, thank heavens for in-store warrenty, they replaced it with another one. What I noticed on my replacement is synchronizing with media player doesn't work, it creates ghost folders and thinks music is there when it isn't, I don't understand it.
Solution: open two windows for my music and sansa e280 music, then just drag and drop the folders;
what I noticed is that in my music the folders are named by artist, and I prefer to see them by album, but when I view them in the player, I see the albums with the tracks in the right order.