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Wont load any songs

Here's my problem: I put all my songs on, but every time I plug it in to the computer it erases a few more songs. I tried putting them back on with Windows Media Player but somehow EVERYTHING got erased: all my songs, photos and videos. It's plugged into the computer now, but what it does is it stays connected for about 5 seconds, then says it's writing, then the screen goes fuzzy and it restarts itself. It keeps doing this over and over again and it won't ler me sync it. What to I do???

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Re: wont load any songs

Are you unplugging it everytime you put a song in it? if you are then the harddrive in the player will stop working until the whole song is in the player. also it maybe the player has a backup flow that if you keep adding it erases one song at a time. some players do that. dont let the battery run dead either keep it at half way all batteries in players like that dont last long when the batteries is used all the way i hope i helped you out good luck on the player.

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