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Audiobooks Hello, I put an audiobook on my MP3 and when I try to listen to it I get an error that reads - Synchronize to continue your music subscription I am stumped as to what to do next - tried sync with Media Player and it gives a 'completed message'.

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Make sure that your music service subscription is up to date. Even if your subscription is up to date, some audiobooks/music files require you to pay extra to play the file on your Mp3 player -it's a dirty little game they play.

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Go ahead and hook your mp3 player up to the PC and hit the sync tab in Windows Media Player. Disconnect it safely and try playing one more time. If that fails, remove the audiobooks completely from the Sansa and reload them.

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