9. Why can't the M3 connect to the computer--why is the status bar and settings menu displays corrupted?

A: a) If the M3 shuts down from low power while a settings operation requiring writing to the ROM is pending, and   the battery is then completely drained of standby power, it is possible that the player's program data will be lost and the player becomes inoperable as described above.

b) Thus it is recommended that the M3 be recharged quickly if it shuts down from low power, and to recharge the M3 periodically if it is not used for long periods.