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4 Gb Sansa Formatted to 16MB!

My Sansa was accidently formatted to 16 Mb and cant do anything with it! Help. on my computer it shows up as 16 mb instead of 4 Gb's.How can I format it to et my 4 GB back? I dont have the set up disk that came with the sansa anymore!

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Windows unable format


For sansa e270 : lock the sansa by sliding the hold button. Hold record and power button together, it will show black screen and asking entering MSD mode- connect to computer, it will open in 16 mb format- open it and add a folder named "sansa.fmt" -disconnet it from computer now. it will formatted. u will lose all the data saved in it. bt the player will work as usual. it may be possible that u will not be able to view pics or vdeos.

Nov 23, 2013 | SanDisk Sansa Audio Players & Recorders

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I formatted my sansa e260 4gb mp3 player and now it says I have zero memory available.


get in recovery mode holding the record button and lock and power on. connect to the computer. a folder named 16mb format. create a new folder sansa.fmt and remove from computer. it will formatted correctly and will work fine.

Mar 13, 2013 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My view wont do anything, when i turn it on the only thing it does is turn the dial light blue, nohing else, when i plu it in, nothing. the blue light will stay on for however long the battery lasts, is...


Solutions are in order of increasing probability of data loss AND device recovery.
Screen messages are loose approximations

A Soft Reset
1. Hold Power switch up for 5 seconds.
2. Screen displays "Goodbye".
3. Restart

B. Hard Reset
1. Hold Power Switch for 30 seconds
2. Restart

C. Recovery Mode
1. Hold Power Switch for 5 seconds to switch device Off
2. Move switch to Hold
3. Press and hold Home button
4. Connect USB cable to device
5. Screen displays "USB" in small type and "16 MB Format" shows up in My Computer
6. Copy firmware files to "16 MB Format" drive letter
7. Disconnect USB cable
8. Screen displays "Firmware update"
9. Restart device

C. Force Format (This one wipes the data partition. Make sure all needed music/pictures/video exist elsewhere)

1. Hold Power Switch for 5 seconds to switch device Off
2. Move switch to Hold
3. Press and hold top/North/up of Scroll Wheel
4. Connect USB cable to device
5. Screen displays "Format and lose data"
6. Press right/East on Scroll Wheel to confirm
7. Screen displays "Formatting"
8. Restart device

D. Manufacturing Mode (included for completeness only)
1. Hold Power Switch for 5 seconds to switch device Off
2. Move switch to Hold
3. Press and hold centre of Scroll Wheel button
4. Connect USB cable to device
5. Windows detects a new hardware device
6. ???
7. ???
8. ???

Dec 27, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa View 8GB MP3 Player - Black

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I got a 16 GB Kingston Pendrive, after connecting


Format it again but using FAT file system not NTFS

Jul 05, 2009 | Pen Drive IVO MP3 Player

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My sansa e260 didnt format right


format it using a program from C-NET

Jan 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e280r "not enough space for music db. please free 6mb."


RECOVERY MODE
Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode:

1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.

Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":
http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl...

Step 2:
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred which caused the player to keep resetting.

Step 3:
When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

Step 4:
Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. If not, try to repeat steps 1-4 again.

I hope this helps.

Aug 01, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Not enough space to listen


If it''s any consolation, the same thing happened to me after I loaded about 1.6 GB (~250 MB left) of music on my Sansa m250. I tried to delete the required 8MB, but the directory structure got destroyed to the point where my computer wouldn''t recognize the device. I called their technical support and they''re having me send it back to them for a replacement! It''s not you, but the player! I don''t know if there''s anything that can be done from a consumer standpoint.

Jul 09, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Help..!!!


sandisk have a upgrade to fix connection problem download, install it ,plug it and upgrade it via internet. works for me.

Mar 14, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 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 Sandisk.com 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: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1368 The 20 seconds on the power button didnt work, but the formation did. Hope this helps. //Cadmann Please bear with my english

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