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Sandisk Sansa e130

Have the e130 model and I put in a 1GB SANDISK (!) card in the slot, I connected the unit to my computer and it recognized it as a new harddrive and I copied a lot of songs over but my card was still half full.The computer even showed me in the PROPERTIES that ca. half is used and the other half still empty. So yesterday I decided to add more MP# music to fill it up, it copied one or two and then I got the message that my card is full and if I wanna continue put in a new card. I tried several times and the same happened. I opened a brand new 2GB Lexar SD card and same thing happened: at ca. 500 MB it said the same that my card is full and to change to a new empty one if I wanna continue. I checked on your website, which says I can use up to 2 GB extra memory (SD card) if I want to. Since the built in memory also ca. 500 MB capacity I have a feeling that that the maximum amount of free space it allows me to use even though I put in a 1GB or a 2 GB card. Can you tell me if it's right or not or what should I do? In case it needs service who is looking after this player in Toronto,Canada? Thanks!

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Re: Sandisk Sansa e130

I have a 1GB SD card in my E130 Sansa. I had fill it up to 998MB. The only problem is that I have to leave 3MB in the flash unit. I guess it need it for constructing the Music Library.
The Flash (512MB) and the SD card (1GB) are both in FAT32.
I guess that it may be a problem of the SD card itself and not a problem of the Sansa.
1) Have you tried to read the SD card with a card reader (without the Sansa)?
2) Have tried formatting the SD card (not a quick format, but a real one) in FAT32 (be careful about that).

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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ok, for everyone with e130 "keeps getting an I/O device error, only language screen, than something about 4MB memory..." problem, I just spend six hours of my life trying to solve it and fix my dad's e130 and I succeeded ;)

so, step by step, how EXACTLY I did it:

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