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Missing MB I have a new Sansa Clip 1G. It is completely empty. WMP shows the device having 965MB total, but only 203MB available. How can this be?

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I have the same problem, but i caused it. When i once unpluged the clip during a transfer once, i messed up the firmware when viewed on a computer, making the clip show its TRUE internal sturcture.... when i upgraded the firmware, it masked up all the new songs i uploaded onto my clip.... it shows 100mb free, total 900 something. however, on the clip itself, not the computer, i find that i can still play the songs in the clip.
to delete them, u have to format the clip

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Try right clicking on the device in the left side of Windows media player and selecting format device. You can also format the device in the "settings" menu on the MP3 player itself.

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Sansa clip mp3 when switching on show the following message "not enough space for music DB please free 30Mb"


You don't mention what type of PC you manage your clip on .. but if it is a MAC

Plug the Clip in via USB

Click on the Sansa Clip listing on the left
- Not the disk itself, the DEVICE.
Click the 'Partition' tab
Under Volume Scheme, choose '1 Partition'
Click the 'Options...' button
Choose 'Master Boot Record', then click ok
Click the drop down next to 'Format:' and choose "MS-DOS (FAT)"
Click Apply
(Thanks to Pardsbane over at the anythingbutipod forum)

When this is complete, you can eject the disk if needed, and your clip should be back to normal.
You will probaly lose all music files when you do this.. but at least you will have your Clip back to a functioning device

If you have a Windows based PC
I suggest you first have the Sansa Updater installed or become familiar with how to manually update
Plug in the Clip via USB
Go to My computer
Delete one of the music files within the Music Folder
Close all
Test the clip
If this doesn't fix it..

You should reformat the drive
You will lose ALL music audio books stored on the drive
In My Computer Right Clik on the Sansa
Clik Format
Clik OK
When Complete run the Updater
Now try to place a album or song via WMP on the Clip
Test the clip before putting more music on it

Hope this helps

Feb 10, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My Sansa Clip won't work. When I turn it on it says: Not enough space for music DB Please free 30 MB. But when i connect it to my computer it doesn't register. PLEASE HELP ME


Because you drag 7 drop songs or files too much into the sansa clip in MSC mode, it causes like that.
Turn it on, it will show " Not enough.....free 30 MB", and then automatically turn off. Plug it into pc, open my computer, it will be under name "Sansa clip..." or "removable disk ". If your pc does not recognize it, unplug again and replug it.
Open Sansa Clip..., or removable disk, and delete some songs.
Good luck

Apr 30, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Mp3 player is empty, but won't accept new mp3 files


try formatting the device and reset it to original factory settings.(procedure given in instruction manual) and then using the firmware manager that came as installation cd with the device, upgrade the software .. hope your problem is tackled. thanks for using fixya!. please dont forget to rate my solution.

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Sansa clip mp3


You do not need special software - it acts like an external drive. Just drag the files to the proper folders on the Sansa or use Windows Media Player to create playlists and sync your player to WMP. Then everytime you update your playlists, your player will be updated when you connect again.

The larger Sansa's like my 8 GIG has software for converting video to play on it, but the screen is too small - you will go cross-eyed trying to watch a movie.

And the best place to get these things is on Woot.com. I paid $10 for my 1 GIG clip! Yee - Haww!

Feb 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I need to remove 4mb from my sansa clip


Plug it in to your computer.
Open your Windows Media Player
Choose Copy to CD or Device
On the top right of WMP 9 you will see a drop down menu that lists various devices.
Choose your Sansa Player from the list.
You will then see a list of songs on the player.
4 MB is about about 1-2 songs I suppose.
You should be able to select and delete them simply by right clicking and deleting from the play list.

You could clear all the songs from your player (so long as you have them in your library)
and choose some new ones!

Good luck.

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Sansa Clip 2GB...WMP11 will recognize, but will not list in device pane in Sync mode...


Hah, figured it out! Had to roll back my version of WMP, which can simply be done by (in XP) going to Start > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs, and then click on WMP11 in the program list. Click remove, and it will ask if you want to roll back to the previous version of Windows. Click yes, and it will roll it back to the previous version of WMP11. Now, assuming you have an active internet connection, after you restart your computer, it will ask if you want to update your WMP. Click yes, and it will re-install the version you started out with, replacing drivers, .dlls, and anything you were missing before hand. Long story short, the solution was patching the holes in the program. I can now plug my Sansa Clip 2GB into the USB port, and WMP will recognize it right away (I can almost hear a small voice from inside my computer saying "would you like tea with that, mr. guy?" hah). I also found out you can have more than one media player connected at the same time! How cool is that? Great if you're trying to set up multiple players with the same playlists (promotional type stuff, business type stuff, etc.).

Aug 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa e280 will only charge when connected to my computer


I'v had problems with my Sansa 280r (I think)... everything was working fine for about two years and then I recently tried adding a new playlist and everything went funny.. WMP would only see it in MCS mode and not in MTP which is the wrong way around and when I sync everything appeared to work fine until I disconnected it and there was nothing on the player. So I hooked it back up, tried sysc again but it said that all the songs were already onn the device yet it was still empty when I unhooked it.

I tried everything from uninstalling it in Device Manager to reformatting it but nothing worked... Looked for drivers on San Disk but there are none.

Anyway, I had actually given up and was looking at new MP3's on the San Disk site and I noticed a link to download WMP 11... I kinda thought I had that version already but rather than even checking, I hit the download button... My sansa has been 100% ever since... I reckon I must have lost or damaged some files or components and it was affecting how WMP was interacting with the SANSA.

If your having any problems with your Sansa, these are the steps I would try.

1) Put the device iin MCS mode (Settings/USB Mode/MCS)
2) Hook it up to your computer and double click 'My Computer'
3) The player should show up here as a drive... Right click and select 'Format' (Personally I used the long format... not sure why but it doesnt take long)
4) Disconnect the player
5) Download WMP11 and restart your PC
6) Change your USB mode on the player to MTP
7) Open WMP and connect the MP3... You should see it straight away as a new device and it will ask you to name it (Delete any old references in WMP that you used to use as this is a new "partnership" your setting up... Just right click the old name and select 'End Sync Partnership)

Hope this helps... If not you someone else somewhere... Pain teaches well !!!!!

Shay Murray

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i tell you connect to the computer your device
and right click on your device and format it

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