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4 Gb Sansa Formatted to 16MB!

My Sansa was accidently formatted to 16 Mb and cant do anything with it! Help. on my computer it shows up as 16 mb instead of 4 Gb's.How can I format it to et my 4 GB back? I dont have the set up disk that came with the sansa anymore!

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Buy a new 1

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