CDs disappear

I’ve had about a dozen CDs disappear from my Fuze.  There’s nothing different about them from any of the others I’ve synched and I’ve synched a lot of music to the player that stays on.  It’s very random–and frustrating.  Any thoughts?

If they don’t show up on the fuze, then there’s something that the fuze can’t read, most likely something is missing/incorrect in the tags.  Have you run these albums through a free program like MP3tag?

Do they show up under unknown on the sansa?  And can you see them in the fuze’s music folder when it’s connected to your computer?  More info would be helpful.

They aren’t under unknown, they’re just there in the list with the others under the name of the CD.  They’re on for weeks or even months, they’re in the music folder when I’m looking at files on the computer, they play just like any other CD that I’ve added, and then one day they’re no longer on the Fuze.  So they do show up on the Fuze, they just disappear.  

What’s the MP3tag program for?  I usually rip & synch using Media Player.  

Stop synching! I assume you have all the music on your mp3 player also on your pc. Use the player menu, and choose format, deleting all the files on the player. Use the player menu to select the USB mode. choose MSC. Now connect the player, and use Windows Explorer to copy and paste songs or folders of songs to the player. Synching can easily cause unexpected results, with files you don’t want on the player being put on the player, or files that you want on the player being deleted. Avoid the headaches, and don’t synch your player.

Very interesting.  I have a CD I borrowed that I want to put on the Fuze, so I’ll try that today.  Thanks for the suggestion.

From what I have seen when using WMP, if your player is full when you synch, it will still synch and start deleting old stuff to make room for your new stuff.

When I check on free space it always seems like there’s more room, but maybe I’m wrong about that.  If what you say is true, I wonder how the device decides what to pitch.  I guess I just need to buy a card with another 4 or 8 GB.

face wrote:
From what I have seen when using WMP, if your player is full when you synch, it will still synch and start deleting old stuff to make room for your new stuff.

That is only if you have  WMP set to auto-sync.

You can get 16gb for great prices on eBay, that is what I did!

@face wrote:
You can get 16gb for great prices on eBay, that is what I did!

Oh, you then might be interested in some prime real estate that I have for sale …  it’s in the middle of florida swamp-land; but the price is great.:wink:

Seriously, do yourself a favor and avoid eBay for electronics…too many fakes and duds there.  You can get just about as good of prices from a reputable reseller; and your chances of getting taken are reduced significantly.

Message Edited by fuze_owner-GB on 03-03-2010 09:48 AM

And are there any brands to avoid?

Message Edited by TomJensen on 05-03-2010 06:11 PM

TomJensen wrote: 
Definitely, avoid flash storage sold on eBay.

No, you just have to avoid the lousy sellers. Take a look at their feedback; just zero in the the negative ones if there are any. Is there more than 2 or 3 in the past 6 months? Exactly what do the negative comments say? Are they legit, or is somebody just grinding an axe because they made a stupid purchase, or didn’t read the description completely? And where is the seller located? Does the description specifically say Genuine Brand-New SanDisk Memory Card? Does the seller accept returns? It’s pretty easy to tell who to avoid. You can’t always just buy the lowest price. You have to choose who you’re going to bid on as well as what.

Like anything else, consumers have to watch out for the sleaze-balls out there who are doing whatever they can to make buck at your expense and rip people off. EBay takes a dim view of these type of sellers and they don’t last long if it’s found out they’re selling counterfeit anything.

It’s just as important to shop the sellers as it is the product you’re looking to buy. In fact, it may be more important. I’ve bought a lot of stuff from sellers on eBay, and gotten burned only once for 8 bucks. And eBay refunded me every penny because the seller didn’t ship and took off. I’ve bought over a hundred CD’s, several of my Sansa mp3 players and accessories, and numerous memory cards (10+). Every one of the memory cards have worked flawlessly. And they’ve been bought 1 or 2 at a time over the course of the past year or so, so several vendors or sellers were involved. And yes, I’ve passed over a lot of things I wanted to buy, and decided to wait until another one came along from a different seller 'cause I had a bad feeling about the seller.

So definitely avoid the scum-bags, but be proactive or even aggressive in researching what you’re going to bid on and from whom. Shopping smart doesn’t just mean getting the best price. :wink:

I’ve seen Kingston on sale at Big Lots.  Glad I didn’t buy.

There’s nothing wrong with Kingston memory cards if all you’re using them for is audio files. Some have reported compatibilty problems when storing and viewing videos from them in Sansa devices, but there are many here that use them incident-free for their music.

And I respectfully disagree with Tom’s recommendation of avoiding flash memory on eBay. Maybe I’m just lucky, but almost all the memory cards I own (10+) I have bought from sellers on eBay. I’ve never had a lick of problems with any one of them. I think it’s just like with anything else, you have to shop for a seller as well as a product. The lowest price doesn’t necessarily mean the best deal. EBay takes a dim view of people who sell counterfeit products and/or give bad customer servce and you can always check the feedback received from other buyers. You just have to be a savvy shopper & not a sucker is all. :wink:

@tapeworm wrote:

There’s nothing wrong with Kingston memory cards if all you’re using them for is audio files. Some have reported compatibilty problems when storing and viewing videos from them in Sansa devices, but there are many here that use them incident-free for their music.

 

And I respectfully disagree with Tom’s recommendation of avoiding flash memory on eBay. Maybe I’m just lucky, but almost all the memory cards I own (10+) I have bought from sellers on eBay. I’ve never had a lick of problems with any one of them. I think it’s just like with anything else, you have to shop for a seller as well as a product. The lowest price doesn’t necessarily mean the best deal. EBay takes a dim view of people who sell counterfeit products and/or give bad customer servce and you can always check the feedback received from other buyers. You just have to be a savvy shopper & not a sucker is all. :wink:

 

 

All true…But, I’ve actually found cheaper prices at retailers away from Ebay that I trust.  So, given the choice, I’ll do business with them versus Ebay.  There isn’t really a right or wrong; just do what is comfortable to you.

fuze_owner-GB wrote:

All true…But, I’ve actually found cheaper prices at retailers away from Ebay that I trust.  So, given the choice, I’ll do business with them versus Ebay.  There isn’t really a right or wrong; just do what is comfortable to you.

Well, I guess I’m not that lucky. Except for 1 time at OfficeMax when they were running a good sale on 2GB cards (yeah, I know they’re small, but they do come in handy), everytime I’m at some place that sells memory cards, I check the price and without fail they’re always 30% or more higher than what I can usually find on-line like on eBay or sometimes Amazon.

I would love to give my money to someone locally to help the economy here, and be able to take home what I’ve purchased and use it right away, but the on-line prices are such that it’s hard to justify spending that much more for the ‘instant gratification’.

You’re right though; one person’s perfection is another’s poison. Gotta love the free enterprise system.

I found the best deal for 8GB ADATA Class 6 microSD cards at my local Canada Computers store; I only paid c$18.99 which I think is excellent for a Class 6 8GB microSD card (I couldn’t find a better price anywhere else, including ebay). My local BestBuy also had 8GB PNY Class 4 microSD cards on sale for c$19.99, I returned because the SD reader provided was faulty and I’d subsequently found the ADATA 8GB Class 6 microSD cards at a better price.