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My MP3 player lost storage

I have a 4 GB Mp3 Player. After using the software to reformat the device it now only reads 17 MB. What is the problem

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Does this player use a removable card or internal storage? If it's removable, then you should be able to use a card reader and reformat it (slow format) to regain your original space. If it's internal, I would suggest getting a trial version of software such as Disk Space Recovery Wizard 6.5 to regain your real estate. Worst case scenario, you have a hacked player and the 4GB you thought you had never existed.

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Overview of online support for SA2325/02 ( GB ):
http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=SA2325/02&slg=en&scy=GB

Link to the user manual:
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