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Sansa e260 my sansa e260 says every time I turn it on that there is not enough room for music DB please free 6mb. how do i do this

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Re: sansa e260

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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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

Dec 23, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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When turning on my sansa e250, the msg "Refresh Database" and "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 6MB" display on the screen. How do I do that?

Remove the microSD card, then connect the player to your computer and delete stuff from its internal memory until you have 6MB free.

Jan 26, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Apr 15, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Everything is wiped out and so is the radio! Please help !!

The Music DB refers to the information (i.e. - Artist, Album, etc.).

The device need you to free up 6MB so it can create this.

Connect the device to the PC and delete several songs until you have at least 6MB free.

Disconnect it, restart, and youre all set.

Best of Luck.

Nov 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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"Please free 6MB for music DB" means that there is not enough MEMORY for the MUSIC DataBase. Therefore, you cannot see the music on your device.

To resolve this, you need to delete music until your device is less than 6MB of being full.

Generally 10 to 15 songs should do the trick.

Best of Luck,

Oct 31, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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My sansa wouldn't work

The device needs 6MB free for each GB of music.

Delete about 10 or 15 songs and you should be all set.

Best of Luck.

Oct 30, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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I lost my free space@!!!

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

Connect the device to your computer and remove several songs. Restart the device, and you should be back to normal.

Best of Luck.

Oct 13, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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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.

Aug 01, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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