(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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The player needs free memory to build its database for playlists to playback.
To free memory on your player:
1. Connect to a computer
2. Save a backup of (preferred all) songs to a location on the computer
3. Delete some files off the player to free at least 30 MB memory in the Sansa Clip
It happened to me after I formatted my Sansa into a NTFS file system. This is how I solved it: 1) Connect your Sansa to the PC (if the player won't turn on try hold the middle-button while you're connecting it). 2) On My computer right-click the player and choose Format (make sure it's set to FAT32). 3) Now you can turn on your player normally - when you're inside the player menu choose Settings->Format. This will re-create all the player sub folders (music, audiobooks etc).
Reset your player back to normal. Note that this will delete all files you have on your player, but it resets the player as if you just bought it. To do a safe reset, please make sure that your player is only a Sansa E250, not Sansa E250R. Here is the link that resets your player back to normal. http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=smc&thread.id=755
If you understand it carefully, you will have no problems. I recommend you read it one by one so that your player doesn't get bricked (kind of un-repairable) because the steps you followed were wrong.
whenever i turn on my sansa m230 mp3 player, it displays the message, "not enough space for music DB, please free 8mb." And so i plug it into my friends computer and when i open the music folder on the device, its empty, even though it says that there is quite a bit of space used up. Do you have any answers?.
You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.
- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - Slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.
Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.