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"Synchronize to continue your subscription"

I've been using the URGE music service to download music onto my mp3 player, and its worked for eight months. Today I got a message telling me to "Synchronize to continue your subscription". I checked the music service, and everything I downloaded can still play on my computer, but even after I synchronized the mp3 player the message would still appear. How can I fix this problem?

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  • beatles girl Nov 06, 2007

    I have the same exact problem. I used URGE as well, and once URGE merged with Rhapsody, the song I bought from URGE wouldn't play anymore. I tried re-formatting, and re-syncronizing with no success. I know this is some sort of liscense problem, but when I try to verify the liscence from URGE, I can't because the account no longer exists in URGE...PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    I use Walmart and recently downloaded several songs. Some came in and others give me the sychronize message. I did download some MP3 files and some WMA files.

  • babysteaks Sep 15, 2008

    This is sooo annoying becasue I can only listen to about 1/2 of my music list...I purchased these songs through Best Buy's rhapsody trial offer and now I can;t listen to them without "SYNCHRONIZING"

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    same problem and switching the usb mode doesn't fix it.

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I also did more research due to my device didn't have the USB Mode under the setting menu on the device
1 go to this website first and download and install the updater software http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
2 follow a long the directions of the software
then try the above solution of KP78

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I did a search on "synchronize to continue your subscription" and found this solution on another forum. I tried it and it worked.
"Just changing the sansa transfer mode will fix this issue: If the Sansa player shows MSC, change it to MTP: 1. Eject the device and unplug it from the computer.
2. On the device, push the Menu button.
3. Go to Settings > USB.
4. When you see 2 settings, Auto Detect and MSC, select Auto Detect. (Auto Detect causes the Sansa player to use MTP whenever possible.) Decatur."

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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