Question about SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Problems that are beyond me

When I try to open the files in " my computer " is says  "The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format now?


 Then when I  try to format it says that The disk is write protected.



What do I do?

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  • ren1958 Feb 28, 2008

    I have exactly the same issue. And it's not with file conversions. My issue is with the fact that A: the disc is obviously wiped out for reasons that Sansa's website would rather not address B: It cannot be formatted in any way the Sansa's website is willing to address C: It cannot be accessed period. Lousy freakin product. LET ME GUESS: oh yea... MADE IN CHINA!!! If anyone has any idea what I'm supposed to tell my kid, let me know. If anyone can do something other than suggest (thank you Sansa) that I should only use MP3 formatting, I will be happy to hear from them!



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Use this site to change your format to the correct one for the sansa shaker. This is the only way to load songs from your cds MWA will not work at all. Must convert all files to MWA use site below

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