I’m new to the MP3 world and admit I need alot of education. I’ve learned alot by reading the forum, the Web, and the Sandisk videos and appreciate all the feedback you’ve all provided to us newbies. I have an issue I don’t understand and would appreciate some help. My resources: e280; WMP 11, .18A firmware, Win XP Pro. As of three hours ago, everything worked fine. A month ago, I loaded about 500 songs and it’s been working great. I was ripping CDs to my lib earlier, about 10 of them. They transferred to my lib just fine. I connected my Sansa and in WMP I could see my old music was there. I fooled around, played some music, did some editting. I did not sync the files I added tonight. I disconnected my Sansa to check the USB mode, plugged it back in to do the syncing, and in WMP, it now says the device is empty. It’s wrong!! I can see all the music in Windows Explorer. I can see and hear the music on my Sansa. It will absolutely not show up under e280 in WMP. I am using manual mode as I do not want all the library files on the Sansa. What am I doing wrong?
Let me make sure I understand how this works: The process of syncing does more than simply show a list of music here and there. It actually does the copying of files from the PC to the Sansa or from the Sansa to the PC. Am I understanding this correctly?
- Is there a specific sequence with regard to connecting the Sansa and opening WMP? Am I doing that wrong?
- Could I have disconnected it incorrectly and damaged files? When I disconnect, I go to my systray, click on the USB icon, choose “stop device”, and select Mass Storage. Is this correct?
After I ‘played’, the Sansa, insisted on ‘Writing’, even tho I had not transferred anything. It did this repeatedly, every time I tried to connect after that. Also, I’m getting a message that says ‘Refreshing Databases’ every time I disconnect now. Is this a function of .18A?
One thing that has been happening tonight which I’ve not seen before is that my Adobe Photo Elements 4.0 keeps popping up when I connect the Sansa. I exit it quickly, but that may be an issue.
Perhaps the best thing to do would be to reformat and start over, but I’d like to know what I did wrong so I don’t do it again.
I really love this little guy!! :smileyvery-happy: Thanks for whatever light you can shed on this. It would be greatly appreciated!
Irene in Seattle