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Computer won't recognixe

When I plug it to the USB, my computer says device not recognized. I have another player and I connected it, and it worked. So it is the player, do you have a solution?

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Connect it to pc close the window that pops up go to "my computer" find and right click on the device letter and select format (do a full format not a quick) then when finished select safely remove device and unplug usb then shutdown player and reconnect to pc and see what happens. remember to always safely remove device.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007


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