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Sansa shaker i only have a few days left to return this to walmart or i have wasted my money. Everything went fine until i tried to download my music...when i went to check it nothing was there but the pre loaded kiddie and classical stuff that comes with it. Do you need to erase that before you can put your own stuff on it or something...please help. I'm running out of time. Thankyou in advance for your assistance

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Delete the starter songs and then add your songs. make sure your disk is installed

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Re: sansa shaker

How are you transferring the music to your device. thru Windows Media Player, or Rhapsody?

If so, I would suggest manually dragging and dropping the files onto the Shaker thru My Computer.

Also, the Shaker only supports MP3 files.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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I bought one of these for my son this Christmas and it's been nothing but problems.

It wouldn't play songs in folders. So i deleted the folders and dropped in mp3's and it played fine for a while. Then it just stopped working. Changed the battery and it still wouldn't work. Plugged it into our PC and couldn't access the sandisk at all. Windows would recognize the device but upon clicking on it I was asked to insert a disk into the drive.

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Funny I found this forum because I've been having the same problem. My understanding is that subscription services (yahoo music, iTunes, etc.) don't come in an mp3 file format. You can, however, add songs from cd's you own.

Here's a link you might find helpful. It's from the Sansa Forums. One of the posters describes how you can convert files. I don't know how complicated it is. Good luck! :)

I understand your frustration! I've been having the same problem. I just wasted TWO HOURS trying to get music to download onto this Shaker. The extra $40 for a better device would have been worth it! I can't afford to buy all the cd's that I'd need to fill this player with the songs my son likes. I'm thinking of bringing it back!

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You should not use a program to manage your music on the Sansa Shaker. Just use My Computer to manually drag & drop files onto the device. Also, you can format the device thru My Computer, right click on the device and select format, this will erase everything on the device. Best of Luck

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