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How do i format my sony mp3player walkman

I just got a new sony mp3 walkman with a formatting disk (sonicstage),i have downloadd it on my computer ,but it still wont work on my, every time i download songs,it works but it appears there is no data on my mp3.can yuhelp me to solve this,any moment from now


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  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    I download music and it says there is no data when I try and play it

  • bws187 Nov 29, 2008

    i got some old *** mp3 jus bought it of my friend and i think this lil ****** conned me because everytime i sync songs it says that there on the mp3 but on the mp3 it claims to have "no data" anywhere. some one help if you can.. The model a sony walkman, its really slim and has a usb to plug in its grayish and has about 6 buttons including home and play..

  • brianjameysm Dec 14, 2008

    i got a mp3 player use my computer says theres music on it but it says no data how do i fix it



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You have to work from Sonicstage.
Follow these steps:

Install Sonicstage (probably you've already done that)

After installing, connect the player to your computer and select 'format' from the menu (This will remove all data from the player, so you might want to make a backup).
Now transfer your music files to the player using sonicstage.

If you don't transfer them using sonicstage, the player data will get corrupt and tell you there is no data.

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