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MP3 player freezes on the startup screen

When I press the power button, the mp3 starts up, then freezes on the initializing screen. Now it won't even come on after several power and reset cycles. I'm thinking I'm just being stupid and not charging it, but that screen doesn't come up either.

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  • cybergeek94 Dec 26, 2008

    By the way, my computer doesn't detect it on the USB either.

  • cybergeek94 Dec 26, 2008

    Oh, and I tried updating the firmware but Firefox says it gets interrupted.

  • blair67156 Dec 26, 2008

    Ours is doing the same thing but it is new

  • mccarty33 Dec 26, 2008

    Same problem. I tried installing it last night and it took forever...when it was done, it wouldn't allow me to finish the download, so I went to bed. I got up this morning and tried again...now my computer doesn't recognize that it is plugged in and I can't seem to do anything with it....

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    frozen on the initializing screen. can not reset and computer wont recognizw. Also where do i get the firmeare program??

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Plug it into the usb device of your computer.
IF you already downloaded the firmware.
You need to go to where its downloaded.
And install it from there.
It will show you your firmware and ask if you want to format your player click yes.
After that is done it will work like new.

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