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Upgrader message? Hi, I just keep getting an "upgrader" message on my Cali Sport 128 player and now it won't even turn on. What can I do??

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Re: Upgrader message?

Follow instructions at this website. You need to reinstall the "operating system" on your player. It's pretty easy.

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