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Sansa clip says i must free 4mb then switches off

When i switch on my sansa clip 1gb player,a message appears on the screen saying[ NOT ENOUGH SPACE FOR MUSIC DB.PLEASE FREE 4MB]then it switches off.all the other buttons are not working and i cant access anything from it.it all started when i was recording on the FM radio.please help me.email to mhanduallen@yahoo.com the solution.

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  • plaincrazy Sep 23, 2008

    i have the same problem with my sansa clip. when i turn it on it says not enough space for music db. please free 4mb

  • rolldub79 Sep 24, 2008

    I added some MP3's and then all of suddent it said the same problem except for 30mb

  • tynumi Oct 01, 2008

    thanks,it worked.

  • swije002 Dec 08, 2008

    My Sansa Clip 4GB gives me a message saying that there's not enough space for music db, and to free 30 mb everytime I turn it on, and then it immediately shuts off. How would I go about deleting enough space? I tried using Windows Media player to delete the files, and also tried going on My Computer, but it registers the clip as a removable device, and doesn't register it as its name. I couldn't figure out a way to delete the files. How would I go about doing so? Thanks!

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You should format the device using windows media player or the device itself..that should fix the problem you are having..remember formatting will delete all the date you have on the device..
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Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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