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Cant Transfer New Songs and Keep Getting files called (No Name) Appearing and Multiplying

Hi I have over 3500 songs on my walkman. I cant seem to transfer any more, even though I have 5Gb free. Also, I keep getting songs called (No Name) appearing. The number of these files increases and they keep reappearing even when I've binned them all. Can anyone help? I really like my walkman, but it is useless if I cant transfer any more songs to it. My wife has the same model, and has more songs on it, so I don't think the problem is related to the number of tracks - but I may be wrong! Thanks for your help

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    just bought sony nw a3000 mp3 player off e bay no software with it cant put any of my music on can anyone help



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Seems ur music library in the device is corrupt try reinstall the software and sync

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The database is corrupt - update the firmware from Sony's website

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