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      18th Sep 2011
I downloaded two MP3 albums earlier (from Amazon) then added them onto my Creative Zen, as I have done many times before.

I use 4 GB Sandisk memory cards - the current one still has 50% free space.

Anyway, when I tried listening to the albums, one played back without any problems, but the other is causing me some frustration.

What happens, is that I navigate to the album title, but when I select it, instead of being taken to the list of songs contained on that album, I am instead zapped back to the "Browse" screen. Aaarrrgh!

When I connect the Zen to my PC, the album is showing as having synced successfully, and I can see the playlist. I even attempted to re-sync, but got a message telling me that the album was already loaded.

I've tried switching the Zen off, then switched on again - still doesn't solve anything. Just for info, it is otherwise working perfectly and I don't normally have any problems of this nature. So I'm a tad stuck and wondered if anyone could offer some guidance please?

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      18th Sep 2011
Delete it from the Zen then reload, that may work.

If it doesn't it's possibly corrupted, request downloading it again from Amazon if they allow that.

 
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      18th Sep 2011
Thank you kindly Mr. Bootstomp, I'll give that a go and will report back.
 
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      18th Sep 2011
Well that was odd.

I deleted and reloaded (several times, actually... always like to be thorough, lol) but, no joy at all. Every time I tried to access the album, same result, I was zapped back to "browse" again.

So finally, I decided to add the album to the player itself (instead of the card)... and, for whatever reason, it works perfectly. This is good, but a tad annoying, because I like to store audio books on the main player, and music on the removable cards... oh well, beggars cannot be choosy, lol.

Thank you again for your help Sir Flopps.
 
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      18th Sep 2011
It may be worth buying another SD card and trying the new album on the new card. If all is well suspect your SD card may be going flakey.

4Gb SD cards are well priced atm.

 
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Oh I think I'll look into that... I know it's pretty daft of me, but I tend to forget that it's possible for those little cards to fail. When a cassette tape snapped, it was a pretty good indication that it was getting a bit old and tatty, but there aren't any "obvious" clues with a card.
 
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      18th Sep 2011
If possible always get a Sandisk, had great success with them, never failed on me so far

 

 
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      18th Sep 2011
May I ask which album it was?

 

 
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      18th Sep 2011
When downloading MP3 albums from Amazon I always store it on my cloud drive as it does not use space on the allocated drive I have for storage (which is free anyway) and it is always safe as a back-up of all the music you buy from Amazon.

 

 
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      18th Sep 2011
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May I ask which album it was?
You certainly may Quad... it is a bit of pure nostalgia, in the form of Gary Puckett Studio 102 Essentials (okay, don't all laugh at once please!! Lol) It contains 10 covers of songs by other artists.

The other one is "The Best Of"... with familiar oldies recorded back in the day - 'Lady Willpower' 'Young Girl' etc. I occasionally like to be transported back to the time when I was trotting around in mini-skirts, all long-hair and eyelashes! Oh dear.... a bit too much info there I fear!! Lol

Oh - regarding the cards, yes, I always buy Sandisk, for cameras and audio purposes.
 
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