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It is unable to format and it shows "device was unable to complete the format"

My sansa mp3 player is not formating it shows the device was unable to complete the format please help me

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  • johan jollens
    johan jollens May 11, 2010

    what sansa is it?..
    try this:
    turn off your sansa and turn off computer
    do not touch sansa and start computer
    when logged in on computer open "my computer"
    now connect your sansa while it is off
    now close the auto window that comes up "if it does"
    now rigth click the sansa and format if not working...

    lemme know your os, sansa player


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Go to my computer scroll to sansa or your MP3 player and open the music folder and open each sub folder and delete Songs manually then delete the folders them selfs then format a couple of times hope this works

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