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Songs just dissapeared

I had about 160 songs on my player. i had windows media player 10 and i upgraded my player to version 11 and now none of my songs are my mp3 player. can anybody help me with this please?

Posted by Eric Phelps on

  • Eric Phelps Feb 14, 2007

    it actually shows the songs on the computer when i plug it in but the player says there are no songs, i think the format is different.

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If you have recently upgraded to Windows Media Player 11, either manually or via Windows Update, this could be the problem.

In this case, uninstall Windows Media Player 11 from Add or Remove Programs, in Control panel.
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If you are already using Media Player 10, this problem could also be caused by corrupt firmware on the player.
make sure you have Philips Device Manager installed, from the product CD.
Run Philips Device Manager, and select the restore or repair option, then follow the on-screen prompts.

This will format the player and re-flash the corrupt firmware. All tracks on the player will be deleted.

Reload a few tracks to test.
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-skip over the part about updating the device drivers if you wish

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