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My mp3 player restarts when it turns on

I have a Sandisk e200 mp3 player. Everytime the thing turns on it refreshs the database which is normal, but when it is done the sytem restarts, then the cycle starts all over again.

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Re: My mp3 player restarts when it turns on

Connect the player to your computer and then reformat the player this is usually cause by corrupt songs in the device. If it the player is detected as a portabel device. Perform recovery mode onf the player then follow these steps. 1. Create a New Text Document in your desktop. 2. Open it and click on File then Save As 3. Change teh Save as Type  All Files and the file name is sansa then save the file. 4. Now copy the file to the 16 MB drive which is located in your My Computer. ****** This will format the player and delete all the songs in your device. If it did not work update the firmware of the player.

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