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Spi mp3 player- file system error

Unable to play music file - mp3 player not recognized by desktop computer

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    my spi mp3 player keep saying file error even though i rested it

  • lrm6 Mar 24, 2009

    I have the same problem - frustrating - used it a total of maybe 20 hrs since we bought it. It is charged but I can't play music b/c it says file system error.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    Me too! It's so annoying. Try youtube. they probably have it

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    these things are cheap im going to complain to the people who made these stupid things. im just going to buy an i pod touch

  • amyounis Apr 20, 2009

    spi mp3 file system err

  • Trishlyn Apr 22, 2009

    Also if that doesn't work, I had to go to format and start all over again. It looks as though this may be a problem for a while. It may be worth buying something else but you don't have to go the high end to get what you want. I have used the sansa line of mp3s in the last 3 years and I like them. The SPI was from the kids grandmother. You should also save your downloaded songs on a disc in insure the safety of your music just in case your mp3 crashes.

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Woo it happened to mee to! heres how to fixit!

1.go to the main menu

2.go into SETUP,

3. go down to SYS TOOLS, and go into it.

4. go to reset

5. confirm reset

6. it MAY delete all songs on your mp3, but you can easily get them back on, and WALLA itl work.


Posted on Apr 11, 2009

  • booya58 Sep 12, 2010

    it didnt work

  • Eloise Faulkner
    Eloise Faulkner Nov 19, 2013

    it didnt work what should i do now

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