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Error message: "Cannot play; the license is expired"

Please help me fix my MP3 player NWZ-S615F.
Error message reads: Cannot play; the license is expired

Thanks

I get exactly the same message on my Sony NWZ-A816

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It also happens thru Rhapsody due to having to purchase the songs you downloaded.. I havent been able to delete them yet though

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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I have the nwz-a816 and if have had this issue a couple of times... It seems to give me that message on songs I have downloaded from Napster... I just connected it to the computer that the Napster application is on and it corrects this problem... Hope this helps...

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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