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Help me fix my Sansa c140

Hello, The sansa c140 1gb mp3 device displays a message "no space for DB please delete more than 4.0MB" when I start it. I tried to format using WinXP but it couldnt be formatted. I tried the firmware updater from sandisk website. That dint work too. I cannot copy files into the drive from my pc in MSC mode either. There are some space left but I cant add new mp3 files. I tried to delete the files which does delete but when I reconnect the files are still there. I tried to restore factory settings. None of the methods work. Please help me fix my device. I love it because it have very good sound quality. Please help me, Thankyou in advance.

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Re: Help me fix my Sansa c140

I had exactly the same problem and than i wrote the guys on they had my device replaced.

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you just have tu format it from "mi computer" and problem solved...

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