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I cant put songs on to my MP3

When i first got my MP3 everything was fine,but now everytime i attach my MP3 to the computer and i try to access my music files from my MP3 , i can't. i click on my computer and there is no link to get my MP3 music files.

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Re: i cant put songs on to my MP3

Go to Control panel>Performance and maintenance> System> Hardware> Device manager> Universal Serial Bus Controller, click on the + sign to see the list of installed devices. If your player is connected, it should be listed there with a yellow flag (the yellow flag indicates that although the connection is there, it is not working properly). Right click on it>Properties>Troubleshoot. See if the troubleshooter can help. If not, click on Action on the top bar and then Uninstall. Leave your shuffle on and connected and reboot. XP should now recognize and install it. Another possible solution. Click on Start, click on Run and type the following in the opening textbox: cmd and press the Enter key A window will open (black and white) and will display the following: C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\ Type the following at the end of the above line after the \ Net start stisvc And press the Enter key You will get a message that service is already started (if so this does not solve the problem) or that it is starting (if so this may solve the problem). Then try connecting your camera after you close this window. To close this window, type EXIT at the end of the displayed line and press the Enter key. Yet another possible solution: Open Tweak UI if you have it. Get it if you don't. In Tweak UI, open the My Computer tab/line and click on Drives. A list of all possible drive names will appear with the ones you want to show in My Computer checked. If your removable storage/generic volume/camera drive as shown in Device Manager (mine was F:) is not checked, check it. The drive will appear in My Computer. If your drive is already checked, it's something else. Tweak UI can be downloaded from the following site: Windows XP PowerToys / free download Good luck! let us know what (if) worked

Posted on Jun 20, 2006

Re: i cant put songs on to my MP3

Go to tools(of any folder) > settings and choose "show hidden files"! It will then show all the folders on your Sansa.

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Re: i cant put songs on to my MP3


Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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SOURCE: why my computer is not detecting my mp3 player?

Have you formatted the player, and are you transferring the files to the correct folder?

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SOURCE: mp3 player has no music

The firmware upgrade file FWISP.EXE is available here:

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SOURCE: well,i put my archos on to listen to music and it

Looks like file system error due to change of location or some system file missing.

In this case I'd suggest that you reset the player and remove all songs and then transfer them again to your MP3 player. It will work.

Hope this helps.

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