Fuze will no longer sync

I am Using Windows media Player 12 with Windows 7.  I have been copying songs and music to this fuze for over a year without any problems.  Suddenly, it will not sync. There is an error message after an attempted sync but there is no error code. The computer spends about 2 seconds attempting to sync but then nothing copies to the device. Any ideas about the possible problem?

Go to Settings/System Settings/USB Mode and make sure it is MTP.

Or it could be the cord going bad.