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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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Re: Not enough space?

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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Re: Not enough space?

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

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SOURCE: Sansa M240 format error

you need to format like new one

Posted on Jun 13, 2007

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SOURCE: e260 shows 0 MB memory and 0 MB free space after recovery

Look, I think the best thing to do is to return the product. Normally, they gave you a new one. My old one broke with a blank screen. So the bestbuy guy talked to his manager and gave me a new one.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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SOURCE: When I turn on the Sandisk Sansa m230 not enough space free 8 mb

Delete some files to get room for your new songs

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Not enough space for music db. Please free 6 MB.

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.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: not enough space

try formatting it...90% of the times it will solve your problem.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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My computer wont recognize my USB


Try the following steps:

Resetting the device:
1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power/Menu button.
3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.

NOTE: Resetting will turn the player off while it is frozen.

If that doesn't work, then you may download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater and update to the latest firmware.

Jun 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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No Song ..? O.o

Sounds like something nasty got on there. Try setting USB Mode to MSC (mass storage class) and running virus and spyware scans on the device as a disk drive.

May 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Displays msg. to free up 30 mb -- but can't free up space

Reformat the player is all you can do - you will not be able to download an upgrade that will prevent this from happening in future, b/c the upgrade is not Mac compatible

May 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Music files corrupted, then disappeared

I had something similar happen to mine (corrupted music files). In Explorer right click on your F: drive, choose Properties, go to the Tools tab and then click the Check Now for error checking. Check both boxes then click Start. Once finished go back into Explorer, click on the Tools Menu, choose Folder Options, in the windows that comes up click on the View tab. In the Advanced settings section click the Show Hidden Files and Folders, then click OK. Now look at your F: drive and see what is there. There should be a MUSIC, PHOTO, PICTURES, PLAYLISTS, RECORD, SYSTEM, TMP, & VIDEO folders. Look in the MUSIC folder to see what music is in there. See it they still show up as corrupt when you turn on your Sansa. If so you may need to delete all the music files in the MUSIC folder and re-copy them to the device. Also, if you see any folders call FOUND.000 I would delete them, these will contain corrupted files that Windows found when checking the drive and are now useless too you. Hope this helps.

Jan 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 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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Sansa e250 Insane Problem

You got it WET!!! of course it dose not work right NOW!

Apr 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Error message: Not enough space for music DB. Please free 4MB.

Hi 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 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. //Cadmann Please bear with my english

Aug 20, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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