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Still won't work

I have tried to format this thing and the comp. says unable to format. I've tried pushing the menu button to get the menu to come up(as suggested) .....No luck. This is getting frustrating. It says there's no free space yet shows no playlist and won't play anything either. Please Help!!!

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Re: Still won't work

Change the MODE and try formatting again.


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Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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