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Backlite/music that doesn't show in window player

I received this used, without instructions. There is tons of music in here I can't delete. I won't even show up when I open windows media player. I downloaded music in it and there is so much i can't even find it. Also, the backlit was working, then I was messing with the settings button and now I have no light except when it first turns on. So I can't read anything on the screen. Any suggestions? Tried to find instruction manual on the net, but no luck. Adai

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  • adai burek Jan 12, 2007

    You're the best thanks. I'm going to try that this afternoon

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Format the whole damned thing and start over. Here are the 2 manuals. http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa261_17/sa261_17_pss_aen.pdf http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa261_17/sa261_17_dfu_aen.pdf Here is the firmware upgrade and synch software http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?scy=CA&slg=ENG&mid=Link_Software&cat=MP3_PLAYERS_CA_CA_CONSUMER&sct=FLASH_AUDIO_PLAYERS_SU_CA_CONSUMER&session=20070111074922_198.103.167.20&grp=PORTABLE_ENTERTAINMENT_GR_CA_CONSUMER&ctn=SA261/17&dct=FUS&did=AEN&file=/files/s/sa261_17/sa261_17_fur_aen.htm

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  • dwarf eight Jan 12, 2007

    Make sure you copy all the MP3 files onto your computer before you format the player.
    Then load them back in using Synch in WMP.

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