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My mp3 player

I have two problems. i tried to install the programs onto my computer from the cd, the icons show up but the programs werent download properly onto the computer. i have my mp3 player connect to the the computer, it tells me that it is connecting, but it stays like that for awhile. is that normal?

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Re-run the installation CD, this will enable you to "repair" the installation by adding the missing files. The first time you connect the player, it may say "connecting" for a while, but 30 minutes, for instance, isn't normal.

Go ahead and do a firmware upgrade as well:
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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