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Radio Function I have a E280 with the radio function disabled, I heard that this was due to some taxation import duty associated with the EU. I am also told that some user groups have a downloadable software fix to enble this feature.....anyone know of anything. Finally does anyone else find loading music into this device from media player 10 a complete pain in the a§$%&% I totally loose the tracks in the menu structure is it listed as artist, favourites, tracks, albums god knows I just have to keep searching to find where anything is regards to all

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Here is a link for the firmwares, im not sure if this would help you but this is a very usefull firmware. Note : This could mess up your player and bring the error of "Load Main Image Failed"

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