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Sansa e130 this message appears then shuts off " Not enough memory,Connect to PC and delete 4M of songs for sana file system. I cannot see the device is no longer detected and i reinstalled the software 3 times please help

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Re: sansa e130

Ok, for everyone with e130 "keeps getting an I/O device error, only language screen, than something about 4MB memory..." problem, I just spend six hours of my life trying to solve it and fix my dad's e130 and I succeeded ;)

so, step by step, how EXACTLY I did it:

0) my system was windowsXP SP2

1) remove the battery
2) keep holding the menu button and plug in the usb, keep it for a few seconds more, untill the system will tell you it found a stmp3500 and want to install the hardware
3) allow it to reach windows update for that matter and install the drivers
4) now you have new device that is called "Player Recovery Device Class" you can check it in device manager (Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager)
5) and now is time for flushing new firmware...I managed to find two versions of firmware for e130:

1.0.101e - -

6) I tried both of them in many different combinations and finally one and one only miraculously worked for me and that was the one when


PS: i don't think that there's a big difference between europian and american version of firmware I mention it just to be accurate about the situation. and big thanks to anonymous guy who turned me to right direction with stmp3500. hope that help to others ;]

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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Re: sansa e130

Hey folks! Yes there is a way to fix this, after you run format, it runs into the firmware a little bit, so when you reload it, there is a possiblilty that you cross over into that part of the internal memory space that is reserved for firmware operation. The solution if this message appears is simply plug the e130 back up to your computer, and delete a few songs from the Sansa. When you do this and power up the unit should then run normally. This ALWAYS works for me. Hope this helps!

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Thanks for the solution.

In Step 2 try holding the power button and plugging the USP if the menu button does not work.

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Re: sansa e130

Download stmp 3500 driver: [url=]here[/url]. If the is is not available, send me a mail, my adress is ozs[at]vipmail[dot]hu

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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