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"Hold Mode" Error

When I turn on my Ipaq PA-1 I get a "Hold Mode" Error and no buttons respond at all. It is obviously stuck in this hold mode. Is there any fixes for this or a repair center to take it to? Please Help, I like this MP3 player and I don't want to be stuck with having to buy an Ipod and HAVE to use iTunes with the proprietary formats. Thanks!

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SOURCE: iPod mini 4GB does not appear in itunes

Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore http://www.apple.com/support/ipod.five_rs/

If you need more asistance, let me know.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

VinayT
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SOURCE: Ipod 4g only respond when plugged into USB

Check your battery. I feel the battery has gone. Dead as a dodo, as the saying goes.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

muntejaya
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SOURCE: Where can I download the drivers for my iPAQ PA-1

Hi there, please get the compatible driver here :
www.driverskit.com/MP3.html
www.nodevice.com/driver/category/MP3_Player.html
www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/free-mp3-driver.html
www.driverslab.com/drivers/MP3/iRiver/15/56.html
www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads
Warm regards, Jay__ojhu12

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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1. On your Sansa player, press and hold the Power/Menu button for 15 seconds to turn the device completely off.
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The Sansa e260 Rhapsody could be recovered by resetting the player.
How to reset the player :
1. Player switched on.
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3. Put the player back on.


When the fault is not resolved a firmware update / reinstallation needs to be made. There are 2 steps needed for getting new firmware on the player.

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1. Turn off the player.
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