Yup, worked for me, too....
Originally Posted by RoadRanger
Someone on the Sandisk company forum posted that you can just pull the chip quickly as it boots up, then replace it when you get an error. Trick is you have to get it disconnected before the player stops looking at it. Once I figured out the "quick" part I was able to reformat my player! Do this with the battery out and pull that chip quick after plugging it into your USB port. It helps to loosen it a bit before you begin. I bricked my player by trying to "fool" it into using bookmarks on a ".mp3" file by renaming it to ".aa" kinda like someone earlier in the thread did.