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Boot error! please format unit

When i plug inn the mp3 to the compu ter it reads it for lika 10 seconds then it dosent read it then when i turn it on it says boot error plase format unit but how if the computer dosent read it ..?

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Re: boot error! please format unit

All I want is my mp3 player to start working. All it keeps saying is Boot error! Please format unit?
The only time it goes on is when i plug it into the computer then when i take it out it says Boot error!
Please format unit.

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Re: boot error! please format unit

It might be cause by a corrupt firmware. You need to have a utility that restore the mp3 player to its original setting. i had exactly the same problem with my ipod shuffle 1st generation 2 years ago. Good thing Apple has that utility for me to download and until no it is still working. Try to visit and upgrade the firmware using this link for you mp3 player

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