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I turned on my player and its says switch to recovery mode...this happened to my friends before and i remember downloading something off the internet to fix it but i cant remember what it was...

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Re: sansa media player 4gb

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool. - Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - Slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer. Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted. Best of Luck.

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