I uploaded music to my e250 mp3 player and whenever i take it off the usb to go play it a bubble pops up saying "bad track". i have tryed deleting everything and retrying it but nothing works. and after i delete the songs to see if they are gone it still says they are on the player and they are "bad tracks" so they will not play at all, what do i do to fix it?
For this problem you will first have to make sure that you Sansa is in "MSC" format under settings. Then connect it to your computer and locate it under "My Computer." Right click it and find "Format." When the screen pops up make sure it is NOT on quick format and hit okay. This should erase everything off of it. :) I had the same thing happen!
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MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You can download mp3 music files from the Internet to your computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable. For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable to the MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player will create a MP3 music file for each music track. Click on this link for instruction on converting music files to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
Getting a "Bad Track" message on the E250 may be an indication of memory corruption, music file corruption, or outdated subscription/license info.
One solution would be to format your player in Windows Media Player (version 10 or 11):
1. Make sure your player is in MTP mode by navigating the menu as follows:
Menu > Settings > USB Mode
You would get a choice of "MTP" or "MSC". Please select "MTP". If your player is an "E250 Rhapsody series" player, select "Plays for Sure".
2. Plug your player to your PC and run Windows Media Player. Click on the "Sync" tab and make sure the E250 is listed. Look for the "Format" button (it would look like a "pencil" on Windows Media Player 10) and click on it. Follow the on-screen prompt.
3. Re-load your songs by either copying/pasting your songs to the player or by using Windows Media Player's "Synchronization" feature.
You could also format the player while in "MSC" or "Rhapsody" mode by browsing the player in Explorer, right-clicking the drive letter corresponding to the player, then select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts
Another solution would be to update the firmware of your player by downloading the Sansa Firmware Updater using this link from the SanDisk website (instructions are found on this site as well):
For standard E250 or E250R "Rhapsody Series":
Make sure your player is set to MSC mode, or "Rhapsody" Mode
The type of music file might also be the cause. If your music files are licensed, purchased or acquired via subscription, you may want to contact the provider for more info on how to re-download the music files.
I hope this helps. There are other procedures available but these might actually make your player work normally again.
Hoping for the best :)