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My SanDisk sansa e250 wont sync

It has been working well for a couple of months. The computer sees it and the player says its connected but when i try to sync anything it like turns on and says sync stopped without me pressing anything. ive tryed it on rhapsody and windows media please give me some help im going to be stuck in the car for 2 hrs witha 5 and 9 year old who wont stop fighting i need some peace and music for my ride .
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Try reseting it to factory settings. in other words put it into recovery mode. to do this simply plug it into your computer, then push the hold button down so the orange is showing. then push and hold the record button on the side of it and push and hold the power button. if you do this correctly it should work. heres a link to the sansa forums just in case http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board?board.id=e200

best of luck friend! : ) dont give up!

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