sandisk 8mb wont connect to car stereo

Hi,

I have just purchased SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB MP, loaded music on great, purchased it for listening to in car, but it wont connect properly via the usb connection, the radio says its connected but only half the data comes up on the screen (on the radio) and it doesnt play anything at all… any help appreciated…  I have an old philips and a sony that both connect and play fine ?

I haven’t connected my player to my car stereo via USB, but you may need to change your player’s USB mode settings–to MSC mode, I believe. 

Your car’s stereo unit is looking for a ‘dumb’ m ass- s torage c lass device, meaning MSC mode. Do not use MTP mode. Do not use The Auto Defect setting. If you used one of these connection modes to transfer your songs to your player, go to Settings > System Settings and select Format. This will erase all your content in one fell swoop so that you can re-transfer everything again in MSC mode.

Your car’s stereo should have no problem now is ‘seeing’ the music on the player. Note however, that it will not see anything on a memory card, only the internal memory. Another thing . . . if you’re seeing goofy, or incorrect song info that would mean you’ve got some ID3 tag editing to do. If the tags are wrong, your radio is going to display them wrong.

Your car’s stereo unit is looking for a ‘dumb’ m ass- s torage c lass device, meaning MSC mode. Do not use MTP mode. Do not use The Auto Defect setting. If you used one of these connection modes to transfer your songs to your player, go to Settings > System Settings and select Format. This will erase all your content in one fell swoop so that you can re-transfer everything again in MSC mode.

Your car’s stereo should have no problem now in ‘seeing’ the music on the player. Note however, that it will not see anything on a memory card, only the internal memory. Another thing . . . if you’re seeing goofy, or incorrect song info that would mean you’ve got some ID3 tag editing to do. If the tags are wrong, your radio is going to display them wrong.