Whenever I try to transfer songs to the MP3 player, the programs freeze up, yet I find the song has been transferred. It does this using Windows Media Player, Real Player, and just copying the file from My Music files to the MP3 player. I can only do one song at a time and I have to close the program that I'm using after it freezes. Any suggestions? TIA!
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Re: Programs Freeze When Transferring Songs to m240
I would start the player over from scratch. Uninstall all related software and the reinstall it. If the problem persists, you can try these methods to see if it is the mp3 player or your computer:
These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.
Reset the Sansa Player first.On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer.Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced. Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website. Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything. Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp If these fail, then: Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version). You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
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Mp3 players may freeze at
one time or another, but some players seem to freeze over and over again.Trying to do too much at one time may tax an
mp3 player’s resources, and will cause the occasional freeze.In these cases, simply resetting your mp3
player will resolve the issue.Too many
people online seem to think that it is a good idea to leave the mp3 player
running until the battery runs out – this is a common misperception and a bad
idea.In reality, the user’s manual for
your mp3 player (available most of the time from the manufacturer’s website)
will tell you how to reset your player.But,
if you have to reset your player every single time you use it, then you are
experiencing a definite problem.If resetting
fails to resolve the issue, it is time to check the company’s website for a
firmware upgrade.WARNING: Firmware
upgrades will erase all of the songs off your player – back up all files first
by transferring them to your PC Philips’ Go Gear mp3 players, in particular,
have software designed to prevent the “freezing issue.”Freezing can be caused by hardware failure, a
bad interaction between you mp3 player software and your PC software (usually
resolved by a firmware update), or transferring songs to your player from free
music sharing services that contain unacceptable code (Limewire users: check
the “comments” section of the ID3 tag of any downloaded song before
transferring to your mp3 player – delete all of this code.Most of the time it is just a name, but
sometimes it is a string of hexadecimal numbers that “confuse” the mp3 player).
In general, if it is a software issue, you can fix it.If it is a hardware issue, you cannot.
That error code means that the mp3 player is having a problem retrieving digital rights to the songs you have attempted to load.
The license on the songs that you are trying to download either does not permit transfer to mp3 players - or the license has expired. Use mp3 format songs only, and you will never have this problem. You can read my "Tips & Tricks" article on song formats if you really want more detailed information.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Before transferring your music into it's phone; in it's current location, right click on the white background, go to view and then click on details. Now you should be able to see more detailed information about your songs. The next thing you should do is right click on the on gray bar column where it defines the name of your song, the artist name, and the size, etc., etc. Right click on the song you want to transfer over to your phone. Song names cannot include any symbols for it will cause your phone to freeze as you have mentioned. I was once in your situation. You can either do it this way or rename your music files with Itunes or any other program.
Thanks for the Problem well your problem is that you are trying to Transfer your music from the MP3 Player to the Computer which you need to do. As far as deleting your Songs and things like that there is no need. Which you need to do is always try to back up your Music. That is why a lot of people with there MP3 Players always have there players freeze or be corrupted due to being not having your Music backed up regularly
so basically you are having problems transferring songs to your device? if thats the problem try to format your device using windows media player and then try transfer the songs again...what program are you using to transfer the songs to your device?
When you disconnect be sure to use windows' disconnect device safely thing on the bottom right part of the screen by the clock. Even though the player says it's not writing it probably still is even after a long period of time so if you just unplug it it will mess up whatever mp3 it was transferring at the time.