I've seen that other users, particularly m230 users, have gotten this message. I tried following the reformatting instructions given for that device, but my m250 fails to complete the formatting. Then when I reconnect, the SanDisk firmware upgrade program aborts unexpectedly and generates an error report for Microsoft.
I bought mine in July, 2007, and enjoyed it while it worked. But there's something seriously wrong here.
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whenever i turn on my sansa m230 mp3 player, it displays the message, "not enough space for music DB, please free 8mb." And so i plug it into my friends computer and when i open the music folder on the device, its empty, even though it says that there is quite a bit of space used up. Do you have any answers?.
I have just bought a Sandisk Sansa M250, we loaded som music on it and it lasted 2 hours, then it the message came "Not enough space for music DB please free 8 MB". I couldnt even go in to the menu. I contakted Sandisk.com and 24 hours after they came up with an answer.
If it's currently frozen, hold down the power button for 20 seconds in order to soft reset it.
Let's try to format the player (THIS WILL ERASE ALL FILES FROM THE PLAYER). Plug it into your computer, then open My Computer, right-click the drive associated with the player, and choose Format. It may give you a choice of file system, if so, choose FAT (it may only let you choose FAT32, which is fine). Now click on Start and it should format the player.
If not already done, please also update the firmware from this link:
The 20 seconds on the power button didnt work, but the formation did.
Hope this helps.
Please bear with my english