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Song information not transfered correctly

I have the SA6045 (8g) player: The problem - When I transfer songs from Win. Media player not all the information is transfered. So, it becomes ..unkown.. (Artist, genre, song title [maybe there, may not be]). I've also notice that sometimes when I look at the 'unknown' there is a list of songs "// " or it is Chinese characters.
Any ideas why?

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Corrupt dB - get the latest firmware and try again. If the Philips Device manager does not load the firmware or does not recognize that your player is plugged in:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

Posted on May 30, 2008

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