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Hard drive when i listened t my mp3 player for a long time i then found that after it had caused an error and it said that i could format the hard drive on the device or use the coputer instead. I formatted the hard drive on the device and it then told me that i had to rip the hard drive which would lose all the files that was stored on the device. It then came up with a message that said that it couldnt access the error and couldnt read the hard drive. I then tried to sort the problem out by using the computer and it wouldnt recognise the usb cable at first, then when it did all it told me was that the new device has an error on it and may not work and now i cannot access any of my music files.

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Re: hard drive

Hi what probebly had happend is that you earased your system files along with all other (stupid manufacturer) you need to install your firmware again: next thing to do is dowloding and insalling all links from this page: good luck

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How do i download music on my mp3 player?


Well it all depends on what you want to do. Do you want to take the music from a cd and put it on your Mp3 player, or do want to directly download music tracks from the internet on to your Mp3 player. If you want to get music from a cd onto your Mp3 player, you will first need copy your cd with windows media player or another cd playing software. You will need to change the format into "Mp3" format by "ripping" it. "Ripping" a CD is basically copying music to your computer.
After you have the files properly formatted on your hard drive, you can remove the drive from your mp3 player and plug it into a "usb" port on your computer. You then go to your hard drive, find the files you copied, making sure they are in the proper format,and then move them to the drive of your Mp3 player.

OK lets say you want to download music directly from the internet. You need to see if any special software is required to assist in the downloading process. Normally you wont need any. You just hook up your device to a "usb" port, go to your settings and look for "usb mode" or connect. With some devices you wont need to do anything, because they will automatically be detected as a removable hard drive.

Next you will need to find out where the files will be stored. Depending on which music download vendor you choose, some will allow you to buy one track at a time, if this is the case you can download one track and see where on your device the file was stored, and then proceed to buy further tracks and choose the same location to store them. If not, the files can be stored in different locations and the device will find them once you disconnect from the port.

Downloading music to your Mp3 player is easy and fun. Depending upon the capacity of your Mp3 players hard drive or flash drive you can store hundreds of music tracks, giving you hours of listening pleasure. Once you download music for the first time you will find out how easy it is. You can visit my web site, and choose from a variety of the top music download vendors, many offering free music.


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My MP3/MP4 Player keeps saying "disk error"

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Every time i turn on my mp3 player it tells me format error. Ive formatted it a couple different times now to try and fix it, but nothing works. What am i doing wrong or what should i do?

If your mp3 is flash card based, you may need to just replace the card. If your mp3 player is hard-drive based, the hard drive may be bad. Usually those can be replaced by the consumer as well.

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Format error are often shown if the file stored on your Sony NW-E505 is not recognized by the system. Try to review the supported audio formats of your player,use audio (format) converter for better compatibility.

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When i go to listen to my music, it comes up system file error

A lot of people have been complaining about this particular product. First of all, you have to format the player, but the instruction manual doesn't even mention this..
Plug one into the usb port and wait for it to detect. Then go to My Computer, and right click on the drive and Format. There is no 'firmware' to overwrite. It's just a flash drive attached to a controllable chip. Formatting it just makes it compatible with the system you are using so that files can be allocation the correct amount of space on your mp3 player.
You should now be able to copy songs over, although Protected mp3's WILL NOT PLAY ON THIS PRODUCT!!!
Unbelievable, I know, in this day and age..
Almost makes you want to download and install Soulseek and download 'normal' versions of the mp3's, doesn't it? Because they will always play in your mp3 player?
So first format the thing. The rest is up to you ;)

Hope this helps ;)
Season's Greetings!

Chris (ziraffa)

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Push the menu button (the one one with the file folder) until "search" is displayed. Push the down arrow key 10 times until "advanced menu" is displayed. Push the right arrow button until "format" is displayed, select "Format ok" and push the play button. Problem solved.

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save from mp3 to your pc hard drive and right click the mp3 iqon and click format then when done put the songs back on ..

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My ilo mp3

mine is doing the same thing.. what a rip off

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Hard error

There has been many of these tyes of errors, i had an error like this myself, i fixed this by formatting my mp3 player, however you could try looking for updates if not format would be your best option.

If there is software for this mp3 player use that to format the player. If there isn't go to "My Computer" look for the mp3 player, prefferably called "Removable drive" right click on that then click on "Format", do that and see if it works after that.

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Disk Error Message

the best thing to do is RE format the disc. i am currently having the same problem , witch i am tired of fixing them. if the item is from ebay : hong kong , i suggest you tell the buyer and complain. people will do anything for good feedback. saw formatting it will work. but you'll have the same problem in the future. either you copy all your music files to a folder. or buy one from Argos , woolworths etc etc...

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