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I can not get it to download any music

I have tried WMA, Itunes, Yahoo, and the Music match firmware upgrade that they tell you to download I keep getting an error message. It says sync'd to device when I drag and drop the music, but NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH. I hate this thing.... it is so hard to work with.

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  • dreamervi Jan 09, 2008

    im having the problem on transferring songs to PSA250
    as im using windows vista now, musicmatch isnt run on this operating system and even the device management counldnt run
    anyone can help me i dont wish to throw that mp3 player aside

  • cruzz81 Apr 28, 2009

    i have the same problem i can´t get this thing to work n i lost the software but my mp3 player, i don´t know the name, it just have the type number is act210/17 can u be able to tellme what can i do?



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I have the EXACT PROBLEM! I hate this damn mp3 player! I've spent 2 days trying to get it to work!

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