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HELP WITH SANSA e200 Player!

My sansa has been having problems lately. There are a lot of "bad tracks" on it and I want to reset the whole system and start over. How do I do that?

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  • la_cary08 Feb 09, 2008

    When i delete some songs they stay on my mp3 but it says " bad track" and i want to get rid of all those bad songs

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    Yeah i'm having it to, i put up my best possible solution. It's also come down to it not recognizing any new songs...

    any help?

    --Lucas Adam

  • Jeff
    Jeff Feb 13, 2008

    I have bad tarcks and I cant delete them please tell me how

  • leshka Mar 03, 2008

    somting simimlar to my mp3 only it says i dont got enough meomory on the db but i still got over 1gb of internal memory! what do i do iwant to restart the mp3 and i tried reformating and when i plug it in to the computer as a song device it does not read it only as a video and photo device!

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    want to reset my sansa e200. How?

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    can't get bad tracks off

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    i am having problems putting tracks on my sansa it wont allow me how can I restart the whole thing?



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Your best bet would be to connect it in MSC mode and format it. It's pretty simple to do, unlike most things with this player. All you have to do is hook it in, and go to "My Computer" you should see it in as a Sansa Icon, you just right click it and hit format.
Unfortunately, i don't wish to do this, because the computer that had all my music on it basically got destroyed, and my laptop has nothing on it. I'm haaving the Bad track issue, but it's doing it at random with about 15 tracks at a time.
Ugh...I love it, but i hate it.

--Lucas Adam

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My sansa wont cut on it says load main image failed switch to recovery mode wat do i do

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My sansa keeps scrolling with like a pic of chains
its kreepy

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I know how to reset it you go to settings and then scroll down to RESET ALL, but i dont want to reset it all i just want to get rid of the "bad tracks" any one know how?

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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Deleting songs.

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
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.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Try to format the SANSA E200.

You can do this by simply holding down the Power/Menu button for about 15 seconds. After the reset, any changes you have made to the e200 during its last use will be lost.

AND FORMAT THE PLAYER . if this dosen't work your player is faulty

Nov 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Shuffling for no reason?

1-866-726-3475 Sandisk Customer Support

click on support at the top; click on MP3 players,
find your Sansa and click on it there’s a lot of info

Feb 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Sansa music transfer problem

Thats probably the best idea to erase everything and start anew. You can format the device in My Computer>Device Name (e250)>Right Click on it and select Format. This will erase everything on your device. If you are getting Bad Track from just a few songs, just delete them as they may be corrupt. Also, you need to keep some free space on the device to create the database. Keep at least 6MB free for every GB. Best of Luck.

Oct 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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E200 problem

Where is the music coming from? If you have lots of Bad Tracks errors, the music is usually encoded incorrectly and the device does not know how to decipher it. If the device still connects to the Computer, try to format it. My Computer, Right click on Device name (e200) and select format. I would also update the firmware. It is available from the SanDisk website. Best of Luck.

Sep 12, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Sansa e200

I would try formatting the drive/player. Why can't you delete the bad file?

Jun 19, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Can't delete songs from the e200

I had this same problem with my Sansa e280, I did some research and found that MTP mode is used when syncing with Windows Media Player.  So if you plugged in your player under MTP and simply tried to drag and drop using Windows Explorer the player won't recognize.  I have heard that you should be able to view them on the Sync tab in WMP but I personally have not tried.  

The way I got rid of the songs was by going into my Sansa Settings and changing the USB mode to MSC, opening the Player by going to My Computer, then (if using Windows XP) click on Tools > Folder Options.  Click on the View tab and Select "Show Hidden Files and Folders".  Click "OK" Then Right click on the MUSIC Folder and Select "Properties"  Uncheck "Read Only" and "Hidden".  Unplug your Player and it will restart.  Viola, no more ghosted songs.

Apr 30, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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