So I’ve had this Sansa 2GB Clip model for maybe a month and it worked fine up until very recently. At some point, it began to only allow the first fifth of my library to play, alphabetically from the artist menu, and then for every artist thereafter, I’d get the message ‘Synchronize to continue your music subscription’ when trying to play a song, and then it’d skip that song, go to the next, and repeat the message, and then skip that song, and so on. It would do that voraciously and I’d have no control, unable to power down or access the menu for some time. It would eventually allow me to.
I should mention that preceding this, maybe two weeks before I ran into the ‘empty music folder - full device’ dilemma, but one format solved that issue.
So now I tried formatting it again and put my entire library back on the device. Same issue. Format again, and only added an artist that began with A. It worked like it did previously. Then I went and added an artist starting with S, and that didn’t work at first, but after I was able to get to the menu again it allowed me to play the first 2 songs, and went again to the subscription message.
And that’s where I’m at now. The A artist on my player works fine, every song. The S artist, not so much. I don’t know what to do and would really appreciate any and all suggestions.