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Memory full!! unable to create database

I've had my sansa e250 for more than a year now and it's been fine until today, when i tried to sync some new songs to it. At first my laptop couldn't register my sansa, but when I tried to go ahead with the syncing it went ahead. But then suddenly it says on my screen,"Memory full! Unable to create database," eventhough i KNOW for a fact that i have about 500MB of free memory left in it.

So, I unplugged my sansa and it just hangs! I tried shutting it off by pressing the off button but it didn't work. So, being desperate, I unscrew the back, and shut it off my taking out the battery for a bit. When i turn it back on, the"Memory full!" came up again, and i checked through my playlist and all the songs were gone!! I checked my memory, but still only 500MB was available. Tried to reset everything, but it doesn't seem to work. HELP ME!!!

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Re: memory full!! unable to create database

Plug in the mp3 to the computer, go to my computer and look for Removable F: OR Removable E, right click and press format and hit ok, it will reset the whole mp3

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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