Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I need help with my mp3 it wont let me listen and i already tried to format it and it did not work. it still says not enough space for music db please free 8 MB. and then it says no files and my computer shows that there is no files and then I try to download it says that it is already downloaded .

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    it saying pleasy free 8 mb but theres no songs pleas help if you know whats rong pleas e mail me at trevo_5_5@hotmail.com

  • Stevo2010 Nov 27, 2007

    Hiya
    My sansa 230 mp3 player comes up with this message "Not enough space for music DB, pleasefree 8 MB." Now i looked at the first solution and i cant even get to the menu. It comes up with that message and it says there are no files. When I plugged it into my computer it says that i have files on it but the device says otherwise. Please e-mail me if you have any information at- master.gamer@verizon.net
    Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    same thing here. I've fixed it before, but I can't find the post that helped me last time. I do this with a mac as well and can't find help.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    "Not enough space for music DB, pleasefree 8 MB" how do i fix this??? email me at xx8serge8xx@aol.com

  • babyjay Dec 15, 2007

    windos media

  • Dogface1255 Dec 23, 2007

    I'm having the same problem, only it does not allow me to access the menu from the MP3 player. What do I do?

  • charmedpink Dec 31, 2007

    ok i have tried every one of these things but it will not format now i have files on my player that will not read or delete because it is not in a normal file type it is like simbles and there is nothing to read it and there is 48 of them taking up 2.87 mb on my player. what else can i do to get it back to working

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    can you help fix my mp3 payer

  • mboi_ctp Apr 28, 2008

    not enough space


  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    my mp3 (while connected to computer ) say's theres nothing on it but all my songs still are and I can't put on any new one! HELP!

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    i need help with my mp3 it wont let me listen and i already tried to format it and it did not work. it still says not enough space for music db please free 8 MB. and then it says no files and my computer shows that there is no files and then I try to download it says that it is already downloaded .

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    I have already tried the re-format fix and it wiped out all the files like it was supposed to, but won't allow me to reload any new music...just gives the same message saying not enough space for music db please free 8 MB. and then it says no files and my computer shows that there is no files and then I try to download it says that it is already downloaded .

  • grooter43 Jun 03, 2008

    I have a similar problem it says i don't have room for music and to delete 8 mb. My MP3 player is currently stuck in MTP mode. I was wondering if there was any other way to get to MSC rather than the Menu>Settings>USB method which I cannot use because of the original error message

  • SHUNQUITA_WI Dec 06, 2008

    MY CD PLAYER WANT COME ON CAN U MAKE IT COME ON?

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    my m230says to remove 8mb and also when open the file and try to delete everthing it wont let me it says that the file can't be read or opened??????????????????????????????

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Thanks a lot Devious . It worked

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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1. plug in your sansa 230 2. dbl-click "my computer" 3. under
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Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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For those of you who need to format and it screams at you and says it's unable to format.. Lock the player as mentioned earlier and enter msc mode. Wait for the irritating music db notice to go away so that Windows finally notices it. Right click ''My computer'' and select ''manage''. The new window will be split into the left side and the right side. On the left side- and underneath the storage section, select ''removable storage''- right click and select ''properties''. Select the ''security'' tab. Highlight the ''users'' section and make sure ''modify'' is checked. Click ''Apply''. Now return to the left pane and select ''Disk Management''. Select the sandisk drive from the pane on the right. Format the sandisk. Stand back and marvel at the 100% free space of the pie chart and then cry with joy.

Posted on May 28, 2007

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Your M230 may have encountered a corruption in its Music Database, and may be corrected by formatting and updating the firmware. Try this: Manually switch the player to MSC mode and format through "Disk Management". Here are the steps: Step 1: Locate the "Hold" switch on the side of the M230 and enable it (you should see an "orange-colored" surface when it's enabled) Step 2: Plug the M230 to your computer (recommended Operating System is Windows XP and above) and check Windows Explorer if the player is detected as a "Removable Drive" Step 3: Open "Computer Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage" Step 4: Your "Computer Management" window should be divided into 2 panes. On the left pane, click on "Disk Management" Step 5: On the upper right pane of "Disk Management", you should find the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa M230. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your M230. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the M230 and select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox remains un-checked. Step 6: In general, Disk Management is more the effective tool for formatting your M230 and assuming the format processing completed without any errors, proceed to updating the firmware of your player. Step 7: Use this link to download the Sansa Firmware updater: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 Save this file to your Desktop and run it while your M230 is still plugged in to your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts. Step 8: "Safely remove" your M230 from your PC and -- with a fresh battery -- power on your player. It should boot up normally. I hope this works. The M230 is a great player

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

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1. With the unit on and not attached to a computer, press the Power/Menu Button briefly once or twice so the menu is shown.

2. Scroll down to Settings then press the OK button (round shaped, centrally located) to enter the submenu, next scroll down to the USB option and press the OK button to enter its submenu, highlight MSC, then press the OK button. After the MSC option is enabled, hold down the power/menu button until the unit shuts itself off. Now plug it back into the computer.

Now you should be able to find some files to delete. Enter any folders/directories if necessary to find files to delete.

Unless you have bought and downloaded to your unit protected music from online music stores, you might find it more useful to keep the MSC setting instead of going back to the MTP setting.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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SOURCE: Sansa e280r "not enough space for music db. please free 6mb."

RECOVERY MODE
Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode:

1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.

Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":
http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl...

Step 2:
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred which caused the player to keep resetting.

Step 3:
When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

Step 4:
Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. If not, try to repeat steps 1-4 again.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: " Not enough space for music DB. Please free 8 MB." Huh??

wire it up to a windows pc, treat it like a harddisk, search through the folders for the mp3's you won't to get rid off,delete the files you want from it, like you would from a computer.then copy some mp3's
to it, unplug, finished.
formatting it might erase some of the software the player needs to run, so you better don't. enjoy your favorite music :-)

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