Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)

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Computer says no files on device

On my replacement sansa c250, the computer lets me load files on the player only when I format, and thus lose everything that is there already. I can not view the files on the Sansa on my computer. Could computer be confusing my new player with the returned player as I do not know how to delete the previous Sansa? Neither the computer nor the player recognize my Micro Sd card that worked in the previous sansa and has 1gb of music installed I have removed the sd card but that did not help.The player will not sync except in format. I use wma 11

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Open device manager under the Control Panel to view hardware and devices. There should be a tab under portable devices that recognizes the Sansa c250. If their is a yellow exclamation point, then most likely the device has stopped working. Right click on it, and uninstall the device. Unplug your Sansa, wait a couple seconds, then plug it back in. Let it do its thing. If this does not solve your problem, then you should deffinately call the manufacturer.

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