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Getting messgae Not enough space for MusicDB. Please free 6MB

I am getting the above mesasge on my Sansa e260. I get it everytime I turn it on and off. I lost all my music it is not even listed. I tried reseting to the factory defaults but that did not seem to work. I can use all the features of my e260 but I cannot load any music to it. When I connect my e260 my pc does not even reconize it. It will charge but that is it. I tied the scandisk website and did not get anywhere. Does anyone have any idea how I can get get rid of this message so I can download music to my e260. Thanks Ken

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Re: getting messgae Not enough space for MusicDB. Please...

If it wont connect to the PC, you need to put it into recovery mode and format it with the recovery tool from SanDisk. Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. 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. Best of Luck.

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Re: getting messgae Not enough space for MusicDB. Please...

In windows
format using command window

format g: (where g is the letter of your sensa player)

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Re: getting messgae Not enough space for MusicDB. Please...

Your only option is to use the "Format Device" option. I've had to do this twice. It does not delete your music files but it does recreate the database.

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When i turn the player on it says Not enough space for music DB Please free 6 MB. But it says in the info Memory 0MB and Free 0MB

Connect to your computer copy music to a folder and save as whatever name you give it Then format Check the folder with the music in it to see if there is a file thats not MP3 delete it if there is one then replace the musicto the sansa keep about 6MB of free space

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What do i do when i get - not enough space for MusicDB, free 6MB????????????/

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The error message says, please free up 6MB for Music DB (database).

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Sansa e280r "not enough space for music db. please free 6mb."

Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode:

1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.

Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":

Step 2:
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred which caused the player to keep resetting.

Step 3:
When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

Step 4:
Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. If not, try to repeat steps 1-4 again.

I hope this helps.

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