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Sync notice...? Yesterday, I purchased a CD, uploaded the music onto my computer and then uploaded it onto my sansa, but when I tried to play the music, a note came up saying that I needed to 'sync' the music before I could listen. I don't understand what that is or what I need to do. Can anyone help me out?

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Re: sync notice...?

If your using XP, go to the Windows Media Player and load the CD. You will see a Sync Icon. When you click on it will run and then give you a sync complete. Plug in your Sansa to the usb port and load from the Windows Media Player.

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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).
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-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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