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I dont kno what happened

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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Re: I dont kno what happened

You need to remove some music from the device. It needs at least 6mb to create the database. You can either format the device to remover everything. My Computer, right click on the device and select format. Or, open the device and manually remove a few songs. Restart the device and see if the issue is resolved. If not, you can call Technical Support and they can assist you. 1-866-726-3475 Best of Luck.

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