I have a Napster to Go subscription and my Sansa E280 shows up in Napster but I can't figure the process of downloading music out!
With my Setting on MTP, I "transfer" music from my Napster library to the MP3 player. Disconnect it. Turn it off. Turn it on. The files are not visible on the player! Napster did successfully transfer them however.
I then change my Settings to MSC. Re-connect the player to my laptop, open up WMP 10, and the files "Sync" somehow - I actually am not even telling it to.
Disconnect. Turn off player. Turn on player. Change Settings to MTP. Now all the music I downloaded in the first place is there and playable.
Please simplify this process for me. I can't do this every day!
Before I wrote this, I wiped all the files off the player -- reformatted the player in both MSC and MTP modes. (e.g. out of WMP and just in MTP mode.)
Thank you for helping me...
You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.
- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - Slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.
Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.
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When you use a service like Rhapsody or Napster and download "unlimited music" as part of a subscription, you periodically need to sync the player to prove that you are still paying a subscription fee, or the subscribed music will not play. Just sync the player (plug in with the USB cable) to a PC which has a valid subscription to the service that you use. Make sure you log into the service before you sync so that the new keys are picked up.
If you have a subscription to a service that has gone out of business (Like Yahoo Music Unlimited), you may just need to delete the subscription music from the player.
Perhaps the music your friend gave your was from a subscription-based service? It could also have DRM so the music knows it is not supposed to be on your MP3 player. Either way, those two situations mean the music is digitally protected from copying.
Other than that, perhaps there is a setting the needs to be switched and resolved through your synching of the device. Did you personally start a subscription based music service for you Sansa?
I'm no expert, but we have both an iPod and a Sansa mp3 player, and I prefer to use Napster with my Sansa player. It's a monthly subscription (about 15 bucks a month), but you can audition the entire song and download as many as you want to your computer or your player. With iTunes and the iPod, you can usually audition just the first 30 seconds of a song and then have to pay 99 cents foreach one you want to download. it. Napster has access to a huge library of music, and you can also just select (without downloading) whatever mix of music you want and use Napster as your personal radio station. The one downside of Napster is that you have to maintain your subscription or you won't be able to play the music you downloaded to your player. Good luck.
Unfortunately you are not going to be able to go online to sync your device...All music subscription such as napster and rhapsody require you to sync your device every single month using their actual software..The reason is to prevent customer from cancelling their music subscription..once you cancel your membership all the songs you have on your device will become useless.In another word, you are renting the music from the subscription company...
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If you use napster which has protected music needs you to connect your mp3 to your computer every so often to renew the music. If you are using the trial version of napster be aware the music transferred only last for that trial time so that is the catch with napster.
When you first synced your Sansa Clip to the initial computer, you probably synced it (knowingly or not) with a music subscription service such as Napster or Yahoo. If the subscription has since expired, you will get this message. Alternatively, if you tried connecting the Sansa player to another computer which does not have the aforementioned music service, the Sansa player wants to verify that your subscription to the service is still good. The best solution is to hook the player up to the original computer, and resync it with Napster or whatever music service you were using by opening that music service's program. Most of the time, when you connect the Sansa player to Windows XP, Windows will prompt you: Windows will ask what you want to do with the device. Instead of "Take No Action," just sync the player with Napster (or whatever music service you have a subscription to) - Windows will give you this option. If you music service subscription has expired, a more deatiled process may be required which falls outside of the scope of this solution. Try this suggestion first - if it fails, e-mail me back (don't send me a personal e-mail - reply through the FixYa website - I want documentation of everything).