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All my songs were erased when I tried adding new ones

I think I have erased all the music I purchased and synced to my Sansa SanDisk 280 MP3 player. Help!

I have a Sansa SanDisk 280, Windows XP operating system and I successfully used Windows Media player to sync music I purchased onto the MP3 player. To do this, I bought the music and added ripped music from my personal CD's, by dragging them into a playlist. I then 'synced' them to the player. A month later, I decided to add more tunes to the player. I bought additional tunes (this time from I Tunes) and tried to sync them to the player. Only 4-5 out of 28 songs I just bought were successfully transferred to the player and in the process, it erased the music that was previously on the player. Now I have only 4-5 songs instead of 2-300! I went back and made a new playlist of all the music and tried to sync it again. WMP gave me the message that it was unable to convert the files. I don't know why it needed to convert the files in the 1st place since the download already converted them.

All songs will play through the computer speaker but will not be recognize or synced to the MP3 player. Can you help??

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Seems proper.

In reply to: All my songs were erased when I tried adding new ones

iTunes content is fairly well locked to the iPod and maybe to CDs. I wouldn't expect this to work.

If you are not thinking about getting an iPod, stop buying at the iTunes store.

Bob

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problem still exists

In reply to: Seems proper.

This was the first time I tried ITunes and I agree it isn't a good idea to continue if I don't have an ipod. But, the problem still exist with my MP3 player.

Most of the music I bought was from either musicmatch or walmart which I was able to easily load onto the player. The remainder of the music that was originally on my MP3 player was from CD's I own. How do I get that (non itunes) music back onto the player? Is the player forever ruined? Will I have to reload the music from all my CD's and buy all new music?

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On the surface this sounds more like a DRM issue.

In reply to: problem still exists

And not a ruined player. There are possibilities that you can only use one DRM system to load the music onto this player. Repeat what you did before with the software you used before.

Bob

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