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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Re: problems that are beyond me

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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You will need to format the mp3 player.
Control panel
Then administrative tools
Then Computer management
In the left column click disk management, right click on the pen drive and format it.
Be sure you format it with: FAT FILE SYSTEM.

try this

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I have formatted my mp3 in windows directly and now it is not starting. Please help me to solve this problem.

Try to format in this way.
May be this can solve the problem.
  1. Open control panel
  2. Open Administrative tools
  3. Open computer management
  4. In the left column click disk management.
  5. then all the disk will populate in the right column.
  6. Now right-click the mp3 and format it FAT file system.
ok try this...
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The instructions tell me to open the Removable Disk, but when I try to do that, my computer asks me to insert a disk into Drive F. Help!

I guess that you will need to format it before opening the removable media.
To format Right click my computer then select device manager then click disk management.
Next is to locate the removable drive (F)
Try to format it with fat file system.
ok do that ans see...
Any clarification needed please let me know
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My mp3 keep on saying file system and no file and it wont let me download any music

these steps:
1.plug your mp3 in your computer.
2.then open Control panel.
3. open administrative tools. Computer Management
5. a window label computer management will appear.
6. click disk management
7.locate you pen-drive and select delete partition or format it fat 32 or other format convenient for your usage.
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Write Protected USB

hi Not only your pendirve your computer system is also affected by virus . please check your pendrive with any other computer .before you connected open your pendrive format your pendrive with any other computer. if it will not work you have go for any new pendirve. bye

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How do you format the ilo mp3 player

This is a common problem with these units. Try this:
To Format your player follow the following steps:
1. Open up your My Computer Icon to show your drives installed on
your computer and take note which ones are installed. Leave this window
2. Connect your ILO device and wait for the two additional
"removable disk drive"(s) to appear in your My Computer window (ex:
removable disk drive [E:], removable disk drive [F:])
3. Right click the first drive that appears (ex: [e:] if the
removable drives show as [e:] and [f:]) and select format
4. Click "start" on the format window
5. Disregard the warning notice that pops up
6. Once that is complete retransfer all of your music and then
your device should function properly.
There are a select few mp3 players that are having a few issues with
the internal flash memory and will not allow windows to format it. The
only solution to these units is to reinstall the firmware into the
player itself. To reinstall the firmware, please search your email
folders for the email I have sent you titled "ILO 116 Firmware".
Sometimes, your email security settings will move this email to your
junk mailbox. Once you open the file, read the instructions and click
on the attachments link to open the software.

Hope this was helpful, have a great day!

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I had the same issue and just connected the device to my computer USB connection and performed a quick format on the drive and it now works. You will be warned that reformatting the drive will erase all the data, which will happen. But you can simply reload your music and be back in business... Rod

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SanDisk Sansa Shaker Problem

There is a "lock" switch on the side of the card.

Make sure it is not in the LOCKED position.

Best of Luck.

Oct 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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