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Not enough space for Music DB, please free 8 MB

Just got this mp3 player two days ago. I put 1GB of music on it. Now it says there are "no files" on the mp3 player. When you plug it into the computer, it says that 1GB of space is used but still shows nothing. Nothing will play. When you power up the mp3 player, it says "Not enough space for Music DB. Please free 8MB." (this also happens when you press menu.) Then it goes to the screen that says "no files."

Please help!

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Re: Not enough space for Music DB, please free 8 MB

The Sansa m250 requires a separate folder to load your songs to in order to achieve the full 2 GB. Set your USB to MSC. Plug it into your computer. Create a folder TUNES. Then drag and drop your mp3 or wma files to this new folder.

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Re: Not enough space for Music DB, please free 8 MB

Just backup your Sandisk, format the Sandisk, then copy all back, it works for me this way

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Re: Not enough space for Music DB, please free 8 MB

That sounds like you are having a firmware problem..what I would recommend you to do is to update the device firmware and al that should solve the problem you are having...

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