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No change is recognized in the playlist

So my sansa e140 can be detected by the computer. i can delete and add files if the unit is connected to the computer and the changes are recognized. once i remove the connection of the unit from my computer and turn it on the changes (songs deleted and songs added) are not recognized. it’s still the same playlist. if i try to play the mp3 using the unti it just shuts off.
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Re: no change is recognized in the playlist

This is so simple sir because i have same problem connect to the computer and right click to your drive and format it

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How do I delete 30mbs from my sansa clip the message is: not enough space for music DB. Please free 30mbs


The player needs free memory to build its database for playlists to playback.

To free memory on your player:
1. Connect to a computer
2. Save a backup of (preferred all) songs to a location on the computer
3. Delete some files off the player to free at least 30 MB memory in the Sansa Clip

Use the manual for how to connect and delete music files.
Clip manual:

Need more help ? Just add a comment in this thread.

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Computer doesn't recognize MP3 player -

Check My Computer. If the PC recognises the Sansa player then simply add the songs by dragging the files into the player's icon on My Computer. Sometimes this kick starts the built in software included on the mp3 player.

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How do you create a playlist?

Solution 1 In the Sansa drive in Windows Explorer select the songs that you want in the playlist. Right click and create playlist. You can do minimal playlist editing through the playlist file properties. Drag files to the references tab to add files.
There is a free playlist creator which creates playlists for each folder on the sansa player with one click. it is written in .NET and does not alter the music files (
There is also one written in Python that should work on both linux and Windows (

Solution 2 Try Musicmatch Jukebox or MediaMonkey. Both of those should be able to create a music library using only files from the device. Then sort them by artist and album, and delete them from the library, deleting the files as well. Transfer new files to the device as files (MSC USB mode on the player), not by syncing. You can create a new music library on the fly if you've made extensive changes. It doesn't take much time. Playlists should not contain drive letters or folder names, so edit them in Notepad, unless you have an app that makes them on the fly (suggestions?).
You can keep your main database in MediaMonkey, and open the Sansa device (see the plus and click on it). You'll be able to delete files from there. But if you double click on a song on the Sansa device, the wrong song will play. Dunno why, but that's what happens on my computer. But deleting files works.

Solution 3 Rename all your tracks so artist (look for batch renaming feature in your software. Add example of freeware editor?), album and song name is in the file name. That won't be visible in the player, but can aid administration if you use the player in MSC mode.

Solution 4 A how-to for using Windows Media Player and syncing to make playlists can be found here.
added by thatsRich 04-08-06 - I was having trouble sorting on my Sansa m250 using drag and drop with basic file management for mp3s. After seeing this article, I tried Windows Media Player (version 10) and found that perfect for the job. Since you can drag mis-sorted files in the left pane, they "sync" in proper order.

Jan 20, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I can't delete songs from my Mp3.

I had the same problem.

On the MP3, go setting and then to USB.

There are two options: Auto Detect or MSC. One will be checked showing the current connection type. Select the other one and connect the Sansa to your computer.

For some reason, the Sansa doesn't recognize files loaded in MSC if you're connected in Auto mode and vis versa.

In MSC mode, it will show up as a devise with a drive letter. In Auto mode, there's no drive letter; it shows up as a removable devise.

Also note, you can only add Playlists in the Auto mode. MSC mode does not recognize Playlists or if it does, I haven't figured out how to do it

Dec 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Hey can you tell me how to fi this problem my san disk e140 is telling me not enough memory cnnect to the pc delete 4m of songs for sansa system.i have tried everything it told me and it still do not work...

to solve the problem do the following things:

- download the firmware (
- run firmware - SW
- FirmwareDownloader shows "Detecting"
- put oft the battery of the e140
- hold down the Power Button
- Connect the e140 to the PC
- FirmwareDownloader shows "Recovery mode ready"
- press start-Button

--> e140 works

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There is a Problem with the flash memory on the Mp3 player I would request u too replace it

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I have had this problem for some time now and finally got through to tech support for Sansa and now have the solution:Worked for both 230 and 240.
Take out the battery in the Sansa player; Put on lock on back side of Sansa player; Connect Sansa to the computer, Once computer recognizes device cancel out of that media program; Go to my computer on desk top; Right click on recognized Sansa device; Click format; Click ok to delete files.

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On the Mp3 player u will see a small slide switch which says Hold/Unhold try to slide that switch to the opposite direction

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Use Windows Media Player to do this, not winamp

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Don't know how to delete files

1. Open the file browser on your computer and navigate through the folders to the drive assigned to your Sansa MP3 Player. 2. Select the music files that you would like to delete by clicking once on the file, if you want to delete more than one file hold your control(ctrl) key down as you click each file. When you have clicked on all the files you want deleted release holding down the control key. Then push the delete key. The files will be deleted. You also can use Rhapsody and other software to save or delete files directly to your player.

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