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Cant turn on player

Brand new player just put some music on and now it says not enough space for music DB free 4 mb Then i deleted all the songs and it still wont work and now it says ther is no spave on the MP3 at all

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Re: cant turn on player

Wait a little then turn it on again it should work

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Re: cant turn on player

Well plug it into the computer right click on the sansa clip and format it if it wont start then restart it by holding powre for about 10 seconds or so. then try to turn it on...if the thing still wont work download jet audio.(
and once thats done. you should take all your music on the mp3 and put it onto the desktop in a folder named MUSIC then highlight all the music right click should say somthing about jet audio and edit tag with jet audio then delete Tags....i know this will be the crppiest thing to do cause you have to fill in all the info. this also fixes the frozen refreshing database thing. hope it works

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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You have put too many songs on the device.

It needs some free space to create the Music Database or the Artist, Album, Song information.Generally between 6 - 10 MB for each GB of music on the device is sufficient.

If it shows up in My Computer, you can manually delete some files from the MUSIC folder.

If not, you can use the following software to erase everything and start over.

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.

Best of Luck.

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"Please free 6MB for music DB" means that there is not enough MEMORY for the MUSIC DataBase. Therefore, you cannot see the music on your device.

To resolve this, you need to delete music until your device is less than 6MB of being full.

Generally 10 to 15 songs should do the trick.

Best of Luck,

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