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SanDisk 4G displays memory free error then shuts off

SanDisk 4G work fine with loaded e-books.
Plugged it in a USB port on a Linux machine to charge battery.
After disconnecting, display shows "Not enough space for Music DB.
Please free 30MB"
It then shuts off.

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  • hook96 Jan 17, 2009

    Power button reset has no effect
    Can't remove battery. Have no idea how to take it apart.
    "Sansa Clip Overview' says the rechargeable batteries are no replaceable, which leads me to
    believe that they(or it) is solder in place.
    Did manage to remove the plastic 'clip'.

    thanks



  • hook96 Jan 17, 2009

    Power button reset has no effect
    Can't remove battery. Have no idea how to take it apart.
    "Sansa Clip Overview' says the rechargeable batteries are no replaceable, which leads me to
    believe that they(or it) is soldered in place.
    Did manage to remove the plastic 'clip'.

    thanks

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Slide and hold the power switch up for about 20 seconds to reset the player. Then power on the unit. If the error is still there, connect the unit to your computer and attempt to save all of your files so you can reformat. I would also upgrade the firmware if you don't have the latest.

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Hi Dr. Hook
Did you mount the scandisk? The Linux machine might have mounted it and when you just remove it, then some software still stay on the scandisk. Insert the scandisk into the Linux machine again and umount it (unmount). Then plug it into a real computer :-), find the drive and look indside to find and delet what you dont need.
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If you can try to connect this device to a windows computer and hopefully it will be recognize then when its recognize you can already format the unit and that should fix the problem...

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Plug your SanDisk back in the usb port. Then go to my computer, find the drive that contains your SanDiisk. Open the drive and see what is installed. Remove anything that you didn't personally place there. Sometimes by just connecting the device your computer might have installed files by default Or your player didn't recognize how much space it really had until you plugged and it updated itself.

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I would try resetting it ! you will not lose anything!
let me know if this does it!
Push reset button with a pin!

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Remove the battery and reinsert it to reset the device first and check wether the message goes away.

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