MY Sansa e250 (8.0 GB)HAS BEEN GIVING ME PROBLEMS. BEFORE IT WILL ONLY TELL ME BAD TRACK FOR LIKE 2 SONGS YESTERDAY I STARTED LISENING TO MUSIC AND ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL MY SONGS SAY BAD TRACK I DELETED THE MUSIC AND RE PUT THEM IN AND SAME THING EVERYTHING SAYS BAD TRACK I CAN'T LISEN TO ANY MUSIC..WHAT TO DO? PLZ HELP
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Re: BAD TRACK FOR EVERY SONG
Getting a "Bad Track" message on the E250 may be an indication of memory corruption, music file corruption, or outdated subscription/license info.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 :)
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You have songs that may be protected or the wrong format for your device. delete the bad song and download another copy from a different source and try it. This is not to uncommon due to different file formats and protection in the song files When you rip songs from another device often some won't load or play in another device especially if they are paid for songs.
i had the same problem on mine but then when I opened the files on the small folder it shows there was this lock icon and then I realized that all the songs that have that lock say bad track. I used a different song download limewire and now all the songs work fine
The shuffle feature shuffles songs randomly - no way to change the order.
On the Sansa Clip, you have to make the changes to the song order in Windows Media Player first, before you transfer the playlist to the Sansa, using the advanced tag editor function; change the track number. If you have already transferred the song(s) over to the Sansa, you must delete the songs on the Sansa first, or else it will not accept the playlist transfer with the new track order. You can always go back and change the track numbers that are stored in your WMP library after you have transferred the playlist to the Sansa.
i'm having this problem too. what i think is happening is you took the song off the player. However, the it is not completly off of the player. i.e. song info still on their. song name, artist, album ect. i just took everything off of my player. it says 1/467 songs on their but all say bad track. thats the problem now about that solution, i'm looking into it. but ya if you have any problems. hit me up at [email protected] or MXRIDER007R on aim.