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Formatting mp3 player

My mp3 player (sony) had a virus and I had to format it by windows to clean the virus. Now the virus is cleaned and I put some music in it, but it's not work. Whenever I press the play button it shows the word format error or walkman. How can I do? Please help me.

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  • yey1216 Jul 15, 2008

    windows cannot detect my mp3 player....even with the computer management. It needs formatting

  • petejohnson3 Sep 18, 2008

    incorrect format please reformat the player



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Go to this website to get the firmware upgrade for the device: - Sony Walkman Mp3 Players.

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Find your Sony's model number, and then go to to enter it in. They will have a link to the firmware upgrade for the player.

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