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Blocked Iriver X20

My IRiver is empty, but says the databaseis full, Iriver software does not recognise my device, when i plug in the USB cable it indicates a MTP portable device is plugged in.can you help?


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Re: blocked Iriver X20

Yes, try running a format from your computer to the IRiver with it plugged into the USB port. I have done this with several friends MP3 players and it works great. In other words plug your MP3 player into your computer as you usually do and from windows or dos in your accessories run a regular format of the MTP portable device or whichever drive dos says it is. Then presto you can again load music or whatever your MP3 player take into it again.

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