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I need help with my Sansa Sandisk e250R

Well Ive had it since last Christmas and recently its been acting strangely. Everytime i turn it on it says: Not enough room for Music DB. Please free 6 MB. I tried to free some room off there but i have 508 MB of free space. And I tried to fix it with a downloadable file and now it says "Please free 4MB" Im not sure how downloading the program freed up 2 MB but it still wont let me access my music

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Re: I need help with my Sansa Sandisk e250R

What if it says need80 freed up and it doesn't show up when you click computer

Posted on May 25, 2012

Re: I need help with my Sansa Sandisk e250R

OMG Guest you just helped me with a problem I've been faced with forever

Posted on May 11, 2008

Re: I need help with my Sansa Sandisk e250R

To fix it, format your Sansa. I had the exact problem. Plug it in, then in "My Computer" right click its icon and hit format. Do not select quick format. Then it will be fixed.

Posted on May 16, 2007

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