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(Sansa 2.0 GB e250R) Player shows an empty database...

Whenever I turn on the player, it shows these messages:

"Not enough space for Music DB. Please free 6MB."

"Database had to be repaired. Connect to your PC to refresh database."

When I go to my music, there's no songs. It's completely empty. Yet, when I try to connect to the PC to fix it, it shows all of the music files. Also, when I try to free some space by deleting some songs, the error message doesn't change. Please help me out.

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DO YOU GO TO YOUR COMPUTER ICON ON YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN PLUG IN YOUR SANDISK SANSA AND THEN DRAG YOUR SONGS TO IT BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT I DID AND IT WORKED

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You have put too many songs on the device.

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Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
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Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.



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