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Sansa M250 MP3 player and Yahoo Music Service

I have a M250 Sansa player..Attempting to transfer subscription music from Yahoo Music Service...Keep getting "transfer error" and that"Internal clock is inaccurate in device...I have tried all the online fixes from both Sansa and Yahoo...Please Help !!!

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  • lungman Sep 11, 2007

    Hi Dyllan: Followed your instructions--"Set clock on Devices was already checked. Tried transferring songs from Windows Media player and recieved same "error" by each song. Any additional help would be appreciated !!! Jim

  • lungman Sep 12, 2007

    Having a heck of a time with my new Sansa M250 MP3---I have Yahoo Unlimited music service with the "to go" option...I have attempted numerous times to tranfer songs to the M250 via Windows media player 11. Everytime I try I get the "error" message. When i put the cursor on "error" I can read a partial message that says the devices internal clock is inaccurate. I find the privacy tab and make sure the there is a check off for device to activate internal clock--whch is already checked off. I have also assured the songs that i am trying to load on my sansa has lisencing rights..Yahoo has actually listed the Sansa as a proper device to use with the Yahoo service...Please help before I lose my mind !!! Thank You....Jim



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After talking to yahoo I found out that most of the subscription music will only be allowed to be use on your PC. Its format will not let you DL it anywhere else. Because then you could DL it over and over again and Pirate it. Its a security thing. Its really a bad thing in my opinion because they let you pay for it but then only let you play it on your computer. unless your actually Buying the song for 79 cents you cant download it to any other device. Heres the answer STRAIGHT FROM YAHOO Subscription music is not burnable. However, you can always purchase individual songs and albums for an additional per song or album fee (generally 79 cents per track or $9.99 per album). Subscribers save 20% on music purchases and that music is yours to keep, regardless of your subscription status. Here is a link, just click on FAQ in the top Right and click on Question 5. Can I burn subscription music.

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Have you tried this? Open up Windows Media Player. Go to the options menu, and choose privacy settings. Make sure Set Clock on Devices Automatically is checked. Then hit okay. Close Media Player. Connect your MP3 player to the computer and reopen Media Player. That SHOULD synchronize the clock automatically.

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