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Format My M4008 Opal as a "boot error please format unit" . How do I format my mp3 player? I went throught step to open devices system and it did not work. Thanks, Dan

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Since you are getting a boot error formatting the device will not solve the will need to get the firmware upgrade...

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

  • Jean Sintulaire Jan 27, 2008

    First off when you plug it in your computer does it even detect it? If so go to my compter right click it's icon and then select reformat. Also when you do that you'll have to redownload all of your music again. And go to

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