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Player shuts itself off

The initializing screen and finalizing update show on the screen and then the whole thing shuts down.

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All MP3's are not equal. The Sandisk only recognises 128Kbps. If you load 96Kbps you will get the "Finalizing Update" error. The solution.........disconnect the battery and then reinsert it and immediately connect to the USB connection. Look through the library of recordings and somewhere there will be a non-kosher MP3 file. Delete it and your trouble is over. roberted

Posted on Dec 28, 2006

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Obvious stuff first. Check battery. Make sure the spring is making contact. Seeing as you are getting some power I would say thats not an issue. Connect it to a PC and make sure it has songs of the correct format. WMA and MP3. If its not a matter of incorrect file formats, it would be an internal problem. Possibly a short somewhere on the board. I am not sure as to the ease of repair on these players. SO I would look at sending it to the manufacturer.

Posted on Jul 01, 2006

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