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Wont load Everytime i try to add songs into a folder, usually in the "Music" folder with the rest of the original tracks stored in the player and in the MTP usb mode the files are copied, however when i turn the player on, it doesn't show up...on top of that theres no changes in the storage levels...and yes, they are mp3s. also some of the folders i've chucked in are usually "hidden" so i dont know if that would make a difference. I've formatted it once and installed the new firmware files and mi4 and what not, and they worked fine the first time I loaded new songs in the player. However, i've only managed to successfully load the files once and that was right after i installed the mi4 files, does this mean i have to do it again to load more songs in the player? Basically, problem is...i copy and paste songs from computer to the player, it shows the files have been copied into the sandisk "music" folder...but doesn't actually come up in the player when i turn it on.

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Re: Wont load

Try using windows madia player or use a micro sd card and see if it works hope it helps.

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