How to Sync Songs Onto a Sansa Using Windows Media Player

Do you own a Sansa mp3 player and don't know how to use it? Read on.

Steps

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    Get your Sansa mp3 player.
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    Remove the headphones,
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    Get your USB sync cable (a USB on one end and a Sansa connector on the other).
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    Gently push the connector into the hole on the side, next to the menu button. Depending on the Sansa model, the hole may be different; for example the e200 series has a the hole at the bottom end of the Sansa.
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    Take the other end and insert it into the computer's USB connector.
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    Wait, A little window will appear. Select "sync digital files using Windows Media player". The computer will get into Windows Media Player. On the right-hand side of the program, there will be a little section.
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    Click-drag the songs you want over to the section on the right.
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    Hit "Start sync". The computer will start synchronizing your music onto your Sansa. When it's done, on the right side, it will say, "You can now disconnect Sansa 3000."
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    Gently push both of the little stubs on the sides of the connector. Now gently pull out the head, while still pushing the stubs. Your Sansa will have your music, ready to enjoy!
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    Or maybe, these steps will never ever work and you will just end up tearing all of your hair out with nothing to show for it but a Sansa without your desired album and a sore scalp. Just saying.

Tips

  • This technique works on some other players.

Warnings

  • Do not hit the menu/off button while it is synchronizing!
  • This technique will not work on an iPod or Zune

Things You'll Need

  • A Sansa mp3 player
  • Sync cable for player
  • A computer
  • Windows Media Player
  • Music to put on your player

Article Info

Categories: Portable Media Players