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Re-load Player to Factory Settings

How I can load factory image to my player, where I found the files and what are the steps to load the image. I already to steps on Solution # 3 to downgrade the Firmware, didn't work...

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Re: Re-load Player to Factory Settings

Try resetting the unit. press down on the power/menu button for 15 seconds, and when the pinwheel turns off, wait ten seconds, the turn it on with the HOLD icon in place, and push and hold the record button while it turns on. this will usually bring you to the recovry mode. then you must plug your sandisk onto you rcomputer, and wait for it to tell you when to unplug it. I f this does not work, go to the store that you got it from, and tell them. They will usually happily replace it, but if they don't, then call sandisk, press four for MP3 SUPPORT, and talk to them about it.

Posted on Jul 05, 2007

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How to factory reset the device

There is a setup mode you can use to set the player back to factory default settings. From the main menu, just hit SETUP. In there, there should be an option called Load Default. This puts all the settings back to factory defaults.

From there, it's just a matter of deleting everything out of your Media and Data folders. Just plug it in to any computer and delete the contents of those two folders.

Oct 23, 2012 | Coby MP815 Digital Media Player

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How do you restore your carbon back to factory settings? i want to completely delete everything but i don't have the software...i havent for quite awhile. can you restore it just using the device itself?...

You cannot restore the player without a computer but by formatting your drive and re-loading the Rio Carbon Firmware, you can reset it to factory settings.
The Developers cut firmware (latest (unofficial) firmware) is still available here:

Jan 31, 2011 | Rio Carbon MP3 Player

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Just not in the manual! I wish to clear all existing tracks and load it up afresh.

If you follow the instructions on page 19 of the manual, Connecting to PC and transferring files, you'll see in step 5 that
5. You can copy any files including MP3, JPG, and transcoded video files encoded by JetAudio VX to and from "iAUDIO" Drive.
I recommend you try to just remove all the mp3 files in your folder at once, by control clicking or shift clicking to select multiples that you want removed. Unless of course there are simply too many.
In that case, have you tried restoring the player to factory settings, as described on page 44 of the manual? (pictures not shown here)
5.1. Resetting the Player to Factory Default Settings
iAUDIO F2's settings can be deleted and re-initialized to Factory default settings.
1. After the player is turned on, select the Music mode.
2. If a music file plays, pause at the playback screen and do as shown below.
3.When, initialized, the Language setting screen will appear when the player is turned
- If the player operates improperly, press the "RESET" button at the bottom of the player and then restart the player. If malfunction continues, please initialize the player to Factory Default setting.
See this link for an online manual.
That's my recommendation. I'm going by the manual, though, as I don't own one of those players...I hope that's the information you were seeking.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Jan 10, 2011 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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How do I reset my Sansa e250?


For resetting Sansa e250 to factory settings:
Start from Main Menu.
Next select:
Settings (image of an equalizer)
Reset All

Having problems reading the language first choose yours, select:
Settings (image of an equalizer)
Language is the 5th option after Settings
Change the language to the language you prefer

Jun 20, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Can the factory loaded music and pictures be?

You can format the player which will remove everything off of the player including your stuff, so back it up. You can do this by going into the players settings menu and select format. When it ask you if you are sure, select yes and let it format. After that, the device will be fresh to go with no factory loaded stuff on it.

Oct 30, 2009 | Sony NWZ-E436F MP3 Player

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My i-pod shows error

some of the files you deleted are probably the files that contain the installation settings, if thats the case you'll have to restore back to factory settings or download new settings online.

Sep 28, 2009 | Samsung YP-U2X Digital Media Player

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I turn it on, and it freezes while loading, why is that?

It is more than likely that your firmware for the player is corrupted. All you need to do is go to the coby official website and download the latest firmware for the player. then you need to connect the player to the computer and backup all files on your player. Then you are going to reload the firmware and it will load it back to factory settings and that should fix it.

Sep 25, 2009 | Coby MP-610 MP3 Player

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Sansa Haywire

Here are step by step instructions:
You have 1 solution for this...

1:Reset everything to factory settings by going to
Settings, Factory Settings, the set everything back to factory settings.

Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Pavit won't play

You have to reset it back to factory settings because you deleted with the original demo music some files needed to start the built-in player. So do the factory reset after you restart your Pavit MP3 Player. Then copy you music and play them.

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