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I can not access my mp3 player . can i reformat my player?

One day my battery died on my player and when I put in a new battery then turned it on all files was erased . Now , I am trying to download more music into my player but, it is not allowing me too. When I plug it in and try to , it is giving me a reading that says ,( f:/is not accessible. The request can not be preformed because of an I/O device error. ). I do not know what this means. Is there a resolution to this problem I am having . If so , how can I fix it? What do i need to fix it ?

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Re: I can not access my mp3 player . can i reformat my...

I had exact same problem. Here is the solution that worked for me. It's not the memory that got toasted, rather it is firmware. So problem can be fixed by re-flashing the firmware. Here are the steps. 1. download "IMP-90 Installation CD" from following location I found it at following location: 2. Install that on to your computer. 3. Connect your IMP-90 mp3 player through supplied USB cable. 4. Run the newly installed program "SigmaTel MCSN Audio Player -> Firmware Download" 5. It will show current firmware installed on your mp3 player and the upgrade version. Simply click on Start and wat for couple of minutes (until it says complete at the bottom). 6. Then check the box "Format Data Area" and click on Start again. That's it your dead MP3 player will come back to life. Goodluck.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

Re: I can not access my mp3 player . can i reformat my...

May be when the battery died the mp3 player was in the middle of accessing memory (obviously) and probably it fried it.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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