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My computer does not recognize the device.

It was working fine, i did the normal routine of clicking on safely remove hardware. but then, the red light kept flashing fast on my swim mp3 player and then it switched itself to the green light flashing fast. now, i cant turn it on or off. what should i do? i tried rebooting my pc and plugging it in again, but it still says the device has malfunctioned. pls help me

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I had the same problem with my ipod shuffle.I can't tell you how to fix it now but i will later.But i can tell you what happned. Sometimes when you use Ares or Itunes it can crash it,corrupt it or it just needs to be restored.If you cant wait for me to tell you then you can check Google because they'll have solutions. :D

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