Question about SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Recently I had posted that my SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player has been having trouble. I have posted that every song on my mp3 player says BAD TRACK I have uploaded and updated my firmware. Then I went to Media Player to put my music back in then none of my songs would sync into my mp3 player. I was told here it was probably my music that was bad so I went to a friend house and ripped music off cd's thinking it would work same thing BAD TRACK is their somthing wrong with my mp3 player?? I can't lisen/play any music's at ALL..Please help

Posted by Tahina Graham on

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  • Tahina Graham May 06, 2007

    and when i connect my mp3 the screen turns white with blue lines going down

  • Tahina Graham May 08, 2007

    They don't have my mp3 player their Sansa e250 8.0

  • tossa Jan 02, 2008

    I had the same bad track problems. After reading all the solutions with no success I investigated the ID3 tags that mp3 players use to classify mp3s.
    It turns out that the "bad track" mp3s had only ID3v2 tags (converted
    via itunes) while other good mp3s had ID3v1 or both. I added ID3v1 tags
    with ID3 Editor to the mp3 and they are fine. Newer firmware probably
    fixes this problem too.

  • topfrog56 Jan 02, 2009

    I just got a big red "bad file" window on my Sansa, then it froze. I finally got it to turn off, now it will power up but there is no display, no sound, no nothin'! HELP!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The cd player plays the same disc over and over, it does not move on to the next cd as it used to do, I think I have pushed the wrong button whichever one that is?



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Solution # 2 helped me out.

I went to MSC mode and then instead of doing the error checking I right clicked on it and formated it. I couldn't do that in MTP. Try that, it worked for me.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008



You have a corrupt file - bad file...

Corrupt files for sansa -

Plug your player in, in MSC mode.

Right-click on it.

Click "properties"

Click "tools"

Click "Error Checking"

Check both the boxes on the error checking window that pops up, and click start.

After it finishes, check your player to make sure your player is normal.

If that don't work then format =

Posted on Oct 10, 2007



I do use iTunes with my sansa b/c it's convenient. None of my tracks would play until I converted them all to MPEG Layer 3 (Mp3). This seems to be my solution for now. Hope it works for you guys.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007


Go to the Sandisk website. After that, look up your mp3 player model. Hit Ctrl+F and look for firmware. Follow the instructions. It worked for me.

Posted on May 08, 2007

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