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Mp3 th1100a factory reset?

My rca pearl was working correctly with about 93 songs on it and my battery ran died after relacing the battery im donw to 9 songs and they r all choppy when i plug it in to my comp itll read something there however it will not load it says corrupt file and unreadable i downloaded the firware update from the site however again this is not helping is there any way to factory rest this device? i hope that will solve my problem..

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. Battery died, i replaced it, and now when i turn it on the screen gets distorted and it turns back off. i turn it back on the second time and it doesn't get distorted but now my computer says it's corrupted and it can't read it or something. and it seemed to have deleted quite a few songs on it's own.. and some songs are still there but they wont play. i've tried the firmware upgrade thing but it doesn't seem to be helping any at all.

  • heml_11 May 19, 2008

    my mp3 pearl th1100a was working good for almost year and then the other day the battery died and when i went to replace it the screen pixels got all messed up and then i went fomr 109 songs to only 9. i did the firmware upgrade and it worked fine. i even replaced the battery twice but when i went to put in a new battery today, the pixels messed up again and i went from 116 songs to 54 and only 10 of them worked. the firmware isnt helping i uninstalled it and reinstalled it and nothing.

  • phantomsgurl May 20, 2008

    Well, my problem's kind of the same. I figured out how to format my pearl, but when I downloaded songs onto it, they sounded really strange, or something. It sounded like they were in a cave with freaky techno playing... Any advice?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    when i changed batteries in my pearl mp3 player the words were distorted and it wiped out all of my songs



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Never mind. Problem fixed. I checked the "Format Data Area" in the firmware upgrade thing and now it seems to be working just fine.

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