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Can't Sync Songs

My mp3 player is doing the same thing and when i try Sync songs from windows media player there is a little box that pops up and says "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while synchronizing the file to the device. For additional assistance, click Web Help." I dont know what else to do. Please Help. I had to put that because my mp3 player isnt on there but mine is a RCA OPAL M4018A (8 GB) MP3 Player.

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  • Moechi Dec 26, 2007

    I have the exact player but I can't even get that far. I'm getting error message that says I need to reinstall drivers which is not working.

  • lccell Dec 27, 2007

    I can't sync songs as well. When I try to use my Windows Media player it won't even recogonize that the MP3 player is even connected.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    I own an RCA Opal M4008 (8GB) and its having issues syncing any music from my computer. I connect the player to the usb, and it says its connected. Then it pops up on the computer that it detects the player and gives me the option to sync it from windows media player. The media player opens, and then it says that it cannot detect any devices. What should I do to fix this?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    me to same problem, junk

  • barticus Jan 30, 2008

    I have the exact same mp3 player (opal 8gb) and the same problem! How do I get it to sync again?

  • tgutta23 Feb 05, 2008

    mine do it every time i put music on and then it tells me to format files

  • Gillyboy78 Feb 05, 2008

    I have the same problem and I've tried adding songs through Windows Explorer, Media Player, AND Yahoo Music. Nothing will work. I get errors every time I try. When it actually looks like a few songs will start to transfer, the Opal reboots over and over again while its connected.



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I love my mp3 player but it is soooo boring. i can't add music and i don't have any good songs. Someone please help me before i go off.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007


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Here is a little help on downloading some songs to your mp3 player and then how to delete from your mp3 player

Downloading songs:
1...You must download and install Windows Media Player 11 on your computer.
NOTE...Some older MP3 players will not work with Windows Media Player 11 or Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 11.
If this happens to you, then you will have to uninstall Windows Media Player 11 and install Windows Media Player 10.
2...After you have downloaded and installed Media Player on your computer.
3...Open Media Player on your computer.
4...Install all your music into Media Player that you want to install on your MP3 player.
5...Plug in your MP3 player to the computer using your Data/Sync cord, be sure that Windows Media Player is on.
6...Media player should recognize the MP3 player and sync with it.
7...After it is sync'ed with the computer,you can add the music you have installed into Windows Media Player to your MP3 Player.
Deleting Files,Pictures,Videos,Audio Books, Apps,etc. from MP3 Player/Ipod below:
Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release,right click and then click on "Delete"
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2) Delete songs using Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Find the songs that are loaded onto your mp3 player by clicking the icon that represents your mp3 player. Highlight the songs by left-clicking a song once, and press "Delete" on your computer's keyboard.

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click START, click on CONTROL PANEL, ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS (look at the top center of the Add or Remove Programs box that pops up for a little square you can click on that says "show updates." Click that box and then scroll down to WMP 11. Click to change/remove. A box will pop up confirming that you will revert to WMP 10. NOTE THIS WILL NOTE DELETE ANYTHING FROM YOUR COMPUTER! All of your music that is in WMP 11 will still be there in WMP 10!

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Deleting from mp3

There are a few different ways to delete songs off your player.

Preventive Medicine: To prevent Windows Media Player from adding all of your My Documents files to the Sansa player every time you connect the Sansa to the computer - Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Set up Sync". When a window pops up, uncheck the box that says "Sync device automatically".

Quick Method 1 - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.

Quick Method 2 - Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:

Slow Method, allows more control over what gets deleted: In Windows Media Player 11, the files are organized by Music, Pictures, Videos, Etc. First, you will want to plug the Sansa player into the computer. Then click the Library tab in Windows Media Player. You will most likely be in Music view. You will see two sets of folders in the left-hand side of Windows Media Player. The first set are all the files stored in your computer. The second set of folders underneath the line that says Sansa 1GB Mp3 player (I forget the exact wording) has all the files that are stored in your Sansa player. Click on the "All Songs" folder. You can individually delete all the songs that you want by left-clicking once on the song name in the middle of the Windows Media Player window, and then pressing "Delete" on your computer's keyboard. You will have to repeat this process again for images, videos, etc by clicking the little arrow next to the picture of the musical note on the upper left hand corner of Windows Media Player, and expanding the dropdown menu, and selecting "images"...then "Videos" etc.
NOTE: After plugging in your Sansa player, if you see a message that says "Connect a Device" in the Sync tab on Windows Media Player, then the cmputer is not properly recognizing your Sansa player, and you may need additional instructions from me.

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