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Error message at startup says..."Not enough space for music DB...must free up 6 MB of space.

Error message at startup says...Not enough space for music DB...must free up 6 MB of space. It has songs on it, but it won't play or even show them.... It was working just fine until this happened....

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  • zb3mob May 18, 2008

    free 6 mb

  • aaronthechef May 18, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. The music doesn't show when I connect the device to my computer, neither will it receive any music that i try to put on it.

    I don't know what to do. iv tried formatting. Also tried downloading a driver from the Sansa website.

  • shawnp12 Jun 07, 2008

    the same exact problem



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Your going to have to format your mp3 player.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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    tyrinwilliam Sep 25, 2012

    how do you format it



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