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Trying to format

I recently purchased an 8 GB e280 and from past experience with MP3 players, I am attempting to format this device. For some reason it is showing me a capacity of only 15.8 MB and I am unable to completely reformat this device so that I can have 100% free space. Please assist

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Re: trying to format

Are you formatting thru My Computer? If so try using Computer Management. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. On this window select Disk Management on the left. On the right side at the top, your drive should be listed. Right click on the device and select format. If your device does not show up, change the devices mode and try again. Device>Settings>Mode or USB Mode. Best of Luck.

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