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When I try to sync my Sansa E280 to WMP 11 it shows error report.

Did not use to do this. This happens every time now.

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  • digdoog Mar 22, 2009

    I cannot find the area in settings that will let me change modes.

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It could be the mode you are in.

MTP mode seems to not synce with WMP.

But MSC mode works.

Go to settings>USB Mode>MSC

Should work!

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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