I had downloaded songs day before it plays nice but now it won't and message that please free 4mb space.there is 800 mb free space available. i connected to pc but i can't see any files or folder.can any one suggest the best solution.
I had the same problem. I couldn't do "natsw"'s fixit. But I did something that I think worked so far. I have a m250 which worked for a bit, then when I added new tunes from a different computer, I got the Needs 4 MB free space when in fact I had way more free space than that. I simply connected the thing to my non-Mac computer, right-clicked on the m250 icon and chose "format." I reformatted everything which basically deleted everything on the m250. I then added a new folder called "audio" and added new songs to that folder. So far, so good.
I had a similar problem.
This is how I fixed Sansa m250 2GB
I have Windows XP, so if you have a different version of Windows
you might have to do something else.
Connect the player to your computer.
From My Computer open the drive that says SANSA M250
If there is no folder called "audio" make a folder
named that. (this is where your future mp3 files will be stored).
My audio folder was missing, so I had to do this.
Now go back to My Computer right click on the SANSA M250
drive scroll down the menu and open the folder that says "Open As Portable
Now click on the icon that says "SANSA M250"
Now open the folder that says "FOUND.000". If you are having the same problem that I did all your
old mp3 files will show up with a file extension .CHK instead of mp3 and the
names will be numbers. You can either erase all these & reload all your
songs into the "audio" folder I mentioned previously or you can
rename each file extension to a .MP3 instead of .CHK. (after you change them to
.MP3 they will load on your mp3 player. But, remember if you do choose to
rename them instead of erasing and reloading, when you want to permanently
delete them you will have to access the "FOUND.000" folder again to
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When connected to your computer, go to your My Computer folder, and right click on your Mp3 player. You should see "Format Device". This wipes the entire thing. All music will be gone, but it might reset it.
The songs that you got are probably from the Rhapsody trial. Once the subscriptino expires, you will on longer be able to play those songs on your mp3 player.
To avoid this problem, only purchase songs that are in mp3 format from Rhapsody's Mp3 Store. You will find that mp3 players are expensive propositions in 2009 - it used to be much easier/cheaper.
If you want to go with illegal but free (I do not reccomend it), you can get songs from Limewire, Frostiwre, or Morpheus. Three warnings I must issue:
1) Only download songs that say "Mp3" under file format.
2) Some ISP's will cut off your internet service if you use limewire
3) Make sure you have strong Anti-Virus software on your computer, b/c the free svcs are littered with viruses/adware/etc.
I had the same problem. The songs that won't play are probably MP4 files and the shaker only plays MP3 files. You need to change the file format of the songs on the shaker to MP3 files. I downloaded "Media Coder" which was free and it converted all the songs on the shaker that wouldn't play to MP3 files and they play now. Google "Media Coder" and download the free program, it is very easy to use. I had the songs converted in about 2 minutes. Make sure the shaker is plugged into computer so that you can choose the files on the shaker to convert. Hope this helps.
Well, I may have a solution. Some music websites or "free" mp3 websites put a type of license or protection thing on the files that you download so that when you try to listen to them, you can only use certin software/music players and also make it so you cannot use any of the files on your mp3 player/iPod. I tried a place called emusic.com and they say you get 20, or so, free downloads BUT you can only use their music player for them. And the funny thing is, they have avertisements in about half of the packages of new mp3 players in the market.
Try looking at their policy or license on the website to see if you can put the songs on your mp3 player. Good luck, and have a nice day.
I have just bought a Sandisk Sansa M250, we loaded som music on it and it lasted 2 hours, then it the message came "Not enough space for music DB please free 8 MB". I couldnt even go in to the menu. I contakted Sandisk.com and 24 hours after they came up with an answer.
If it's currently frozen, hold down the power button for 20 seconds in order to soft reset it.
Let's try to format the player (THIS WILL ERASE ALL FILES FROM THE PLAYER). Plug it into your computer, then open My Computer, right-click the drive associated with the player, and choose Format. It may give you a choice of file system, if so, choose FAT (it may only let you choose FAT32, which is fine). Now click on Start and it should format the player.
If not already done, please also update the firmware from this link:
The 20 seconds on the power button didnt work, but the formation did.
Hope this helps.
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