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I bought my daughter a sansa shake for christmas and it wont sync on any computer?

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I wouldnt use sync feature for the shaker read the following:
check the file types from you music the shaker only plays MP3 and PCM WAV  file types. You may have WMA (if u used windows media player) which will not play on the shaker  (i had this same ploblem btw) you can easly find free music file converter software to change these files to mp3 or wav types (which i did), or you could rerip to songs from a cd and tell the windows media player to rip the files as mp3 types instead of the default wma format  from the windows media player widow :
tools >> options >> Rip Music >> under format select mp3 (theres a wav option but i used the mp3 option to be safe) 
do not use the sync feature it will automatically convert your files to to wma (why? i dont know) instead copy the files directly from the folder that contains them :
right click the file you need to put on the player select open file location drag and drop to the player (or copy/paste if you want).
hope this helped =P 

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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its the shall one on the top
till it turns on then let go and press it again
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below the play Button. scroll down to usb
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or use windows media player 11

to
transfer them yourself right click on the music
go down copy click
go to my computer or computer in start menu
select sansa m230
select tcnando hit ctrl v
on the key board
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to use windows media player 11
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