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Can't Record Whenever I push and hold the record button, my MP3 player shuts off and restarts itself. I want to use the line in cable, but I've also tried recording the radio and microphone and they all do the same thing: cause my player to restart. I've tryed emptying my MP3 player but it still won't record anything.

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Re: Can't Record

Try flashing the firmware. Go to support > download center > type in the model number (yp-mt6) click on firmware, and download the version that corresponds with your device. install the firmware updater on your computer, plug in your device. and flash the firmware. (this will erase ALL songs and settings so you will want to back those up first). After that its like brand new. Keep the updater handy, it might happen again.

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try doing this and let me know if it goes into recovery mode
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Try this;

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.

Best of Luck.

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