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Computer won't recognize my mp3 player

When I connect my sansa to the computer, the screen doesn't turn into the thing with the mp3 player and the computer, and says "connected" before, it just goes into the mode when you can listen to songs and stuff, the mode when it isn't plugged onto the computer. i can't add songs onto the mp3,and my computer won't recognize the mp3. how can i fix this problem?

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You could try to reboot/restart the mp3. you are going to have to erase everything and start new, you may have gotten a bug when you were downloading.

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