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Sansa e250 keeps saying "SYNCHRONIZE TO CONTINUE YOUR MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION"

Sansa e250 plays my audio books great (WMA FORMAt) for about four months then it states synchronize to continue your subscription. I never had a subscription other then the free three months of rhapsody it came with. Now I can transfer books to the device but not listen to them. I have tryed changing from MSC to MTP mode several times and it doesn't work. This happened about 4 months ago and something I did worked but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was I did. The last few months I would download off my library site on the MTP mode and never change the setting. It transferred and played just fine. It will not let you download from the MSC mode. please help this is driving me crazy! The Rhapsody, Sansa , and Library people offered no help. This really is crazy!

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  • gooberlee Jan 11, 2009

    nilley was asking about free audioBOOKS , not songs. I have same prob and driving me crazy too. Our state library system allows for free downloadable books, just likechecking out a hard copy at your local library. It has nothing to dowith a music subscription service. I've been to every web site I could find, and can't get a straight answer anywhere. I did find one forum that basically said " "you are out of luck - it is a congential problem caused by Rhapsody, and it's almost impossible to fix." I've tried wiping the player clean, reformatting, nothing helps.
    I listened to a number of books (they have a two week check out time) and then in the middle of one the dumb "sync" thing started coming up. It doens't matter if it has been checked out for 1 day or 10, the Sansa won't let you listen to a word of it.
    ARRRRGH!!!!! That's why I bought thte thing - not for music.

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Here's the deal with WMA files - once your subscription expires (or really,  the license on the WMA file expires) - you will have to renew your music service subscription or the song will no longer play on your device. 
Use Mp3 format songs - they'll never give you this problem.

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