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My sansa e280 shows error!!!!help here

It doesnt recognize the usb driver when i connect
i tried one methid suggested here that is:Check the Device Manager in Windows for errors while the device is connected.

If there are any errors, red or yellow indicators. Right Click on them and select un-install.

Then disconnect the device, wait a few seconds and reconnect it to your PC.

Allow the PC to re-install the drivers.

HELLOOOOO !HERE so i tried that but didnt work... any ither help plz......

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Go to Device Manager, and click on each usb port indivdually, and then click on update drivers.

If that fails:
Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:

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