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No data being received and sent

Hello, I have a Sony nw-e003 and only just today I have been having trouble with my computer not accepting it. the message that I get is "USB device is not recognised" what seems to be the problem? I dont see any display on my mp3 saying data sent or recieved, but there is USB connection and the bettery charger is fine and I still have music, but I cant use it on the SonicStage to import music. is there any solution or is my mp3 broken beyond repaire?

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  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    the same here
    and with all you answers guy's still not working :(



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In case you have not been able to solve your problem as yet, try the following:
push the small button long, go to menu (the small briefcase)
push the large button and go to "advanced" by pushing the "forward button" on the side
push the large button again
a spanner will appear and "sound"
push the forward button again until you get"Initialize"
large button will say "reset", then reset
or forward again until you get to "format", forward to "ok"
large button and your player will be completely new formatted

get some converted music files on your player and it will work!!
I had the same problem, and finally I managed to solve it.
To be honest, I quite like my player!

good luck

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You need a usb that as 2.0 or one that as it own trans former if not try a nother usb port ?

Posted on Jan 25, 2008


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