Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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It says MUSIC DB full.Free 8MB...even though there

On my Sandisk Sansa m230 it says MUSIC DB full.Free 8MB...even though there are no songs on the player...what do i do?

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  • suvamthegeni Nov 13, 2009

    Thanks.
    But even when I connect the device to the computer, the folder is shown to be completely empty. Still the error is shown: Music DB is full,free 8MB.
    What do I do next? I am unable to format the device using the format option.

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Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.

If you want to delete any of the files there then follow the directions below:

Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release, right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Testimonial: "That was a very detailed explanation. So thanks a lot!!!However the problem is, even when I connect the device to computer,the folder is empty!"

  • Curtis Sewell
    Curtis Sewell Nov 13, 2009

    The only other thing that I might suggest is to unhook the battery and rehook it back up after about 10 seconds...this might help.

    I have never worked on the SanDisk M230 so I will be no help to disassemble it...sorry

    I will leave your request and maybe one of the other guys that works on these may help you.

    Good Luck,

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