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My sansa is messed up

My sansa e250 is saying not enough space for music db.please free 6mb and have tried deleting some of my songs but it still says it even though i have freed up the space.please help me out

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Re: my sansa is messed up

It is referring to the "database", or the menus on the device. (i.e. - songs titles, music, artists) It needs at least 6MB of free space on the device to create this. If you freed up what you think is 6MB, it may not be enough. Even though you have a 2GB player, there is only 1.85 of usable space on it. So try deleting some more tracks. If not, format the device and start over. Right click on the device in My Computer and select format. Best of Luck.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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