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Ilo mp3 model mp-556

Flash error! please backup the data and format the player

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  • ksferris Dec 04, 2007

    My model SMP-1GBL mp3 player's battery died last night i put a new one in and tried to turn it on now i get the message "flash error! please backup the data and format the player" i tried a different battery, i tried taking the whole music file off it and putting it back on to no avail. please let me know if you have any solution. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    flash error! shows on screen please backup the data and format the player. How do i fix this?

  • ivretb Jan 09, 2008

    It is the same and I do not have a clue on how to fix it.

  • chey_519 Jan 18, 2008

    Yes, this has happened to me too! It shows the loading screen, then the flash loading screen, but then it stops and says "flash error! please back up the data and format the player". Any solutions?

  • NHARGIS Feb 10, 2008


  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    i have the flash error problem please help

  • chris kerr
    chris kerr Feb 14, 2008

    im haveing the same prob i turn it on and says flash error!please backup data and format player . ok how do you format it???

  • tiqua Feb 26, 2008

    when i turn it on it is sayin "flash error! please backup the data and format the player." then it won't cut off,so to turn it off i have to take the battery out.

  • rtyson_1 Mar 25, 2008

    ilo model 556 turns on and attempts to load flash but I get 'flash error, backup data and format'.

    Are there any hidden files/folders required on the MP3 that will be destroyed after a format? Or does this re-formating of the flash get you up and running again?

    Rick Tyson

  • daisygrace Jan 05, 2009

    mp3 player model 556 says flash error back up data how do i fix?????

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    same flash player error

  • lonesand6 Feb 01, 2009

    flash error problem with my ilo mp556

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I plugged mine into the usb port, went to my computer but it doesn't recognize that it's even plugged in, so there is nothing to click on to format it! What now? my other mp3 is recognized just fine, so the problem is with my ilo mp556 and not with my pc.



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You must insert your mp3 into your usb port then click on My Computer icon, right click on mp3 drive and click format disk, this will resolve this problem.

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I need to know how to fix it

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But it wont work it keeps saying the same thing to format it
and the first time you turn it on it says 00009 then it turn off it self


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There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

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