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My iriver X20 has frozen...

After adding some music to my iriver X20, it froze on the blue initializing screen, saying it was 'building library'.
the solution is supposed to be that you hold down the menu button and then the power button, so you can reformat it. i've tried this, but it still won't work. is there anything else i can do?
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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

If you have a micro SD inserted, try removing that and/or formatting said memory using a memory card reader with your PC. If the iRiver does not have an external memory and is using solely its built-in memory, then chances are that the firmware has been corrupted. Try:

  • connect to your computer using the UMS mode (hold down the "o" button and turn it on);
  • the PC should read it as an exterbal storage device/Hard Drive;
  • right click on it and click format, click quickformat.
  • reload the firmware using the firmware upgrader program
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Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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Remove the battery, put it back in, it works fine

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    1. Turn the player off - you may need to take the battery out to do this.
    2. Hold the menu button in.
    3. Still holding the menu button in, press the power button.
    4. Keep holding both buttons in until you get a dialogue asking if you want to format internal memory ... say yes.
    5. Your internal memory will be formatted and you will now be able to start your X20.


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Hi,

better try to connect it on other PC and reformat it there. could be a virus infected your unit.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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Remove the battery, put it back in after 5min

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 22, 2009

    that will solve the problem.hope that helps

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 22, 2009

    check the steps you followed before trying the above step if this fails
    If your player freezes on "Building Library" (usually a result of
    putting certain type of .m3u playlists or too big images in id3 tag):

    1. Turn the player off - you may need to take the battery out to do this.
    2. Hold the menu button in.
    3. Still holding the menu button in, press the power button.
    4. Keep holding both buttons in until you get a dialogue asking if you want to format internal memory ... say yes.
    5. Your internal memory will be formatted and you will now be able to start your X20.

    if this fails as before then remove the battery leave for 5-10 min as instructed before

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 22, 2009

    that will resolve the issue

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