Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)

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My sansa c250 v2 shows "not enough space for music db. please free 4MB." but I can't view it from my computer to format, how can I make it visible from my computer?

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  • nick_springe Jul 12, 2009

    I can connect other items to it, and also the player can be charged by those same USB ports. I am on instant messenger with pidgin @ testnickspringer if you would like to contact me there to get a quicker back and forth.

  • nick_springe Jul 12, 2009

    Sorry, and the OS is windows xp sp4 (or maybe 3, whatever the brand new one is that came out right after vista)

  • nick_springe Jul 12, 2009

    tried that earlier as I figured it might just be a driver problem but nothing shows up there like what you described. Under "universal serial bus" I get a bunch of "usb root hub" and standard openHCD usb host controller" and one "standard enhanced PCI to USB host controller". Also I have a flash drive that will connect through the exact same port. Plus I can charge the device with this cable and USB port. Any ideas?

  • nick_springe Jul 12, 2009

    Oh and I also went through the page you listed earlier before getting on fixya and it didn't help at all for some reason. And I forgot to tell you nothing says "USB Mass Storage device or Portable Device" or has the yellow triangle with the exclimation point.



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Can you please let us know the Operating System you are using on the computer. Failure to connect can be due to a variety of reasons. Most commonly it is due to a faulty USB data cable, or the USB port on the computer is faulty or slow. You can rule out this causes by connecting some other device to the USB port on the computer and see whether it connects or not.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks.

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    AliTech110 Jul 12, 2009

    Good, that rules out any error on the part of USB ports. Now connect the player and check in the device manager of your computer to see whether this device is recognised by PC or not. To open the device manager: Right-click on MY COMPUTER icon on desktop>select properties>Select Hardware TAb> Click on device Manager. See whether the list of Hardware connected displays the player. It will be shown like: USB Mass Storage device or Portable Device.

    Also see for any yellow Quastion Marks or Red Exclamation mark in device MAnager.

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    AliTech110 Jul 12, 2009

    Try to connect the device in MSC mode. Please try this steps to connect:

    1) Turn player OFF.

    2) Slide the Hold switch (on the left hand side panel) down to Lock (orange color showing).

    3) Press and hold the Center button while connecting the player to the computer.
    4) Open My Computer to the whether the player is connected or not.

    Hope this time it will work. Thanks.



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