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Sansa E280 MP3 Player has problem synchronising playing songs

When I try and sync music to my device only a (random) few of them are accepted, the computer says a problem occured with the others. With some songs which do get on the device it says I have to resync the files to renew my music subscription or something. Any ideas?

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Make sure your Rhapsody subscription is paid and up to date - if it ever lapses you will lose the songs. also, check out the License tab under properties for the songs that failed - the license may have a fixed-term/expiration date and can no longer be synced without paying $$. Rhapsody sucks like that.

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