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Old 01-06-2005, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently bought a motorola mp3 player and after a couple of weeks of use, all it will do is show the main boot screen and nothing else, i tried reformatting, but it dosent help. i wonder if it might have a virus. is that even possible?

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Old 01-10-2005, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know nothing about Motorola MP3 players but as far as I know, it is NOT possible for an MP3 file to be infected with a virus

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Old 01-10-2005, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol yeah, its not a mp3 virus, your just jumping to crazy conclusions. Well what type of operating system do you have..?(Windows XP, Mac ect).
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i've had this problem with a rio mp3 player before.
have you tried re-flashing it with the newest firmware? (assuming this
is possible with your player). If this doesn't work i'd say its the hard drive / other memory failing :S

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm with the Idiot. Memory, probably. I've had similar problems with a portable digital music player, it happened after it was dropped after a great distance. It was broken beyond repair, but still under warranty, so I got a new one. That may be your course of acition.
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