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Mp3 - boot error

Boot error - my mp3 keeps shooting down on me

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  • kisses2323 Apr 08, 2008

    my mp3 palyer will say boot error shutting down

  • Dante_V Apr 29, 2008

    all my MP3 will say is "boot error, shutting down", and i have no idea how to fix it.

  • asia05 May 05, 2008


    • my mp3 keps on saying "boot error please format unit" and i dont know how to fix it.

    • i tried restating it but it didnt work

    • how can i fix this?

  • amaniauani Sep 05, 2008

    my rca pearl th1602 just says pearl at the begining then shuts completley off

  • mahdyeh_sh Mar 19, 2009

    i can not start up my mp! there is a boot error!

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In addition to prev. cooments..
I had same problem.... MP3 would turn on and off constantly once in USB port. I've downloaded http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=4177&mdl=NWZB103F then tried to update, but it did not recognize the WALKMAN, so I had to hold down PLAY bottom while formating and updating.... WOW >>> NOW IT WORKS
BILLY BOY

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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My Sony NWZ-103F, same as the 105F, was doing the same thing “CREATING DATABASE” and then the message “BOOT ERROR, SHUTTING DOWN”. The PC did not recognize the player plugged into the USB port except in the device manager field. I tried all of the other solutions to no avail. This is what fixed it for me.
1. Open CONTROL PANEL
2. Select SYSTEM
3. HARDWARE
4. Click on DEVICE MANAGER
5. Scroll to the bottom of the Manager window and you should see WALKMAN
6. Right click on WALKMAN and select UPDATE DRIVER
7. Choose NO on the first page of the HARDWARE UPDATE WIZARD, Next
8. Choose INSTALL FROM A LIST, Next
9. Choose DON’T SEARCH, I WILL CHOOSE, Next
10. Click on USB DEVICE rather than MTP and let the PC update the driver
11. At this point I rebooted the pc…..don’t know if that was needed, but I won’t hurt.
12. Go to the Sony website and get the latest firmware (1.2) and save it to you desktop
13. Here is the link for the 103F: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=4177&mdl=NWZB103F
14. Select the format option in the update window when you run it.

That made the MP3 player functional but Windows Media Player 10 still did not see it, so I upgraded to WMP 11 and that did it………all is good!
Hope this works for you……good luck.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

Try to plug it in another computer and format it and download the firmware over there too, it works.
Good luck.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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