Question about SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Reads Bad Track

I synced some new songs, and now the screen reads, "Bad Track", and freezes the screen. No buttons will work when this occurs. I went into my sandisk, and cleared all the songs, but when I go back to Windows media player to put them back in, it will state, "Already in player" or skipped.
Do I have to clear my media player as well, and restart?

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If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long time untill it turns off.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long time untill it turns off.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long time untill it turns

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long time untill

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long time untill it

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long time

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a long

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for a

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button for

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power button

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the power

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold the

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes hold

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire. If freezes

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

If you changed the name of the song then thats the problem just simply change its name back to the original.

If thats not the problem then just delete the song or it will mess your sansa up and download it again for free with limewire

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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