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M230 my m230 says i have 483mb already used but i have no songs on it how can i delete everything off of it and start all over

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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If after you have done the firmware update you are still having the same problem, please contact me..
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