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Rhapsody Issues I bought my Sansa M250 so that I could use Rhapsody to go. However, it will only play two or three songs before it tells me "Synchronize with your computer to continue playing music." Does anyone know how to keep this from happening? It's terribly frustrating!!

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    I'm having the same problem using Windows Vista. Can you provide help with this OS as well?

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Format the device completely and then do a DRM reset on your computer...
To do a DRM reset..Assuming that you have windows xp..

Click on your start menu on your computer, click on my computer..Click on tools, folder options, click on view, click on show hidden files and folders then uncheck the box for hide protected operating system..its going to give you a warning just disregard it..click on your C drive, documents and settings, all users and there should be a DRM folder there,,you want to delete the content of the DRm folder..not the folder itself...then restart your computer...follow the link below after that to upgrade your security component....
http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite/en/indivit.asp

Then you should be all good to go

Should you have any questions..let me know..
P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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) Tap your menu button and select "Settings" > "USB".
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Note: Music that was transferred to the player in "MSC" (Mass Storage Class) mode will not be accessible once the player is put into MTP mode.

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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...

P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

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