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I have this old 512 MB Marquant mp3 player which used to work...

I accidentally deleted all the files on the player. Now when I try to load it up with music, it tells me the drive hasn't been formatted yet. When I right click the drive and select format, I can choose from 2 options:

FAT and FAT32. When I choose either one, it tells me it can't complete the format.

Do I have to format the drive to be able to get music on it or is there another way of making this thing work again?
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do you by chance still have the manual for the mp3 player?
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I have an instruction manual written in japanese english.
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hehe man...japanese translated into english might as well still be japanese hehehe.....is there a sectioin about formatting?
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One page of the manual contains the word FORMAT. This page is part of the installation process which is discribed in the manual.

Note: formatting the date area will erase all files stored in the madia.
Start download firmware.


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do you know if they have a website at all? is there one listed in the manual?
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No website in the manual or on the box. All I know it is this:

Brand: MarQuant
Model: MMP3-19.
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Dsenette, It's almost 11PM over here. School day tomorrow. I will get back to you on this first thing after school.

Thanks for your help so far.
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that's cool..i'm not finding anything usefull ala google on your player...
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I'm home from school for a long weekend.

I think I'll try to follow the instructions the manual gives about formatting the drive.

If it fails, I'll get back to you.
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let me know how it goes
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I formatted the drive into FAT. But when I try to copy music files to the drive, it just locks up my machine.

Edited by emery, 24 May 2006 - 12:28 PM.

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some mp3 players will only work with the program designed for it. also make sure you have the right drivers. Also check for a firmware update. On a sidenote i have rio chiba that won't even turn on. for like a week it said upgrader on the screen when i pressed the power button. on the manufacturers website i found this to mean the firmware needed to be updated. when i updated windows ran the program and it said succesful but my mp3 player still wouldn't work now it doesn't even turn on. Any ideas about that
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hudihoo, it sounds like you are having a different problem. Please make a new topic for your problem so things don't get cnfused in this one.
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mp3 players are special animals....rio has good tech support hudi...give them a call or an email...they may have an idea for you (my creative zen micro does a similar t hing to yours when the battery is too low to run the machine...i charge the battery and it's golden...maybe your batteries are crap)...

emery...unfortunately i can't even find a good website for the company that makes your contraption....don't know if they are in business...so...i can't make any suggestions for you on yours...
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