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Sansa 280 with 8 gigs

When I turn my Sansa on it says it needs 6 gb of memory. It started with 8 gb. I use it almost exclusively to listen to recorded books from that come with a 21 day license. I can get past the opening screen, and was able to activate the fm radio feature, but when I select music it gives me that "more memory" message.

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Re: Sansa 280 with 8 gigs

The message says it needs 6MB of space for the MUSIC DB ( the database, the artist names, etc).

You need to delete some of the recordings off of your device to free up some space.

You can manually delete the files while connected to your computer from My Computer>Device Name (e280)>MUSIC Folder.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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