Question about SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Not enough space?

A couple months ago I turned on my sansa and it said "error" or something and deleted all my music of itself. When I tried to put music back on it, it deleted all my music from my computer. Now everytime I turn on my sansa, it says there's not enough memory and i need to clear 6.8 MB before I can upload more music. I've already checked what mode it's in, and it says it's in MTP, which I'm told is the most up-to-date. I don't know what to do! I miss my music :(

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  • bob3256 Jan 05, 2008

    I formatted my sansa e 280 ( i think i did it in NTFS ..just to see what would happen ) because i was having problems with the device showing up on the computer. Now all it says is " please free 6 mb for database '
    It wont even reformat. Windows cannot ( Vista ) cannot access disk. i need help to get it working .

  • Bekkah Jan 27, 2008

    see, the problem with that is that my computer no longer even RECOGNIZES the device, so I can't format it using windows media won't work :(



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I tried what u said , but windows media player 11 is not recognising the device sansa e 280. And device manager is displaying a code 10. although i bought a new mp3 player ( sony nwz a 818 i would still like my old player to work.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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What i would recommend you to do is to format the player using the player itself and if that doesnt solve the problem i would recommend you to use windows media player to format your format your player using windows media player go under the sync tab..assuming that you are running windows media player 11..your device should be listed there on the right side...just right click on it and hit format and that should solve the problem..DO NOT USE MY COMPUTER TO FORMAT THE PLAYER BECAUSE IT WILL DELETE EVERYTHING ON THE PLAYER INCLUDING THE FIRMWARE...let me know if that doesnt solve the problem...

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

  • Jean Sintulaire Jan 27, 2008

    In that case what i would recommend you to do is to uninstall the device and reinstall it back..assuming that you are running windows xp/Windows media player on your start menu and right click on my computer then go down to should have your system properties open..then click under hardware and click device shoul have your device listed either under disk drive, universal controller or portable device..when you find it right click on it and click uninstall the device..then uplug the device and open up your windows media player and clck tools and options...go under privacy to clear the history and caches..then click ok and close your windows media player...check the device mode to make sure its under MTP mode or do so go under menu, setting, device mode..then plug it on the back of the computer instead of the front..your computer should recognize it and it should work properly..

    In the event that doesnt solve your problem update your windows media player to 11..and do the same steps again..let me know...

  • Jean Sintulaire Mar 24, 2008

    Go under device manager and let me know if you have an exclamtions mark next to your sansa...



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If you have formatted there is no music on the player. You will have to re-sync any the music. Set the USB mode to MTP, then Use Windows Media Player 10 or higher to sync player.

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