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My sansa clip started reading "not enough space for music DB. Please free 90DB". I tried taking everything out of it, and says the same thing over and over again.

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Hi, the player needs free memory to build its database for playlists to playback.

To free memory on your player:
1. Connect to a computer
2. Save a backup of (preferred all) songs to a location on the computer
3. Delete some files off the player to free at least 30 MB memory in the Sansa Clip

Use the manual for how to connect and delete music files.
Clip manual:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/UserManual/CLIP/CLIP_UM_English.pdf

Use next steps for how to connect the Clip player to the computer:
1. Turn device OFF.
To shut off the player, slide the Power switch up for approximately 10 seconds, then release it.
2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing).
3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.
note: Clip+ needs other procedures than the Clip.

Performing the 3 steps will put the player in MSC mode.
The player should now be seen in exploring 'My Computer' as a removable disk. You should now be able to backup your data from the player onto the computer and it should be possible to remove files from the player.

Take care

Posted on May 27, 2010

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