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It says boot error

Ive listened to it one time and now all it says is boot error format unit.....what do i need to do to make it work???
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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    it says boot error when i try to turn it on and then it shuts off.



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It sounds like your device firmware is damage...i would recommend to get a firmware upgrade for the device..that should solve the problems you are having...

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