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Boot error on mp3 player model 4008a

When I try to cut on my mp3 player all I get is boot error reformat. The batterie is charged so thats not the problem. My rca mp3 wont come on. Every time i turn it on it says 'Boot Error! Please format unit' and when i plug it in my computer it says Battery Full and 'Do Not Disconnect' and it will turn off and come back on by itself saying the same thing while plug into the computer.
Model Number is M4008a

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  • kiyani25 Jul 05, 2008

    I have the same exact problem over here !!!


    I dont know what to do can anyone help ?

  • shylove2426 Aug 16, 2008

    i have the same problem but when I plug it into my computer it doesn't show up in my computer file as an extra usb, like it used to. it says the usb is connected but i can't do anything with it???

  • sarah1321 Dec 01, 2008

    My MP3 player keeps saying "BOOT ERROR PLEASE FORMAT UNIT" I've had it over a year and this is the first time it's ever done this.

    My computer won't read it when I plug it in so I can't reformat thru Windows Media like the first answer suggests. All it says is "BOOT ERROR PLEASE FORMAT UNIT" whenever it is on. If it's not plugged into anything it will read that for a few seconds then shut itself off. If it is plugged in it just says that on the screen unitl I disconnect it. PLEASE HELP!

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There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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