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Displays msg. to free up 30 mb -- but can't free up space

I have loaded music to my 1 Gb Sansa Clip from my Mac laptop, and played it without problem for the past 2 months.  I have deleted music using both methods in the manual (via computer and without computer).   This last time I received a message   "not enough space for music db  Please free 30mb"  This has made the player unusable.  I have deleted every song from the player via the Mac using the Finder software.  When I "Get Info" about the player from the computer it shows that there is 576mb of free space, but the player itself continues to give the message above (i.e,  "not enough space for..."   I have also tried the Reset feature (holding Power button up for 15 seconds etc.)  but this has not changed anything either.

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  • Robin79 May 29, 2008

    Thanks.  I went to a windows compatible machine and reformatted the Clip.  That eliminated the "not enough space for music db ..." message and I was able to add tunes to the player.  Appreciate it.  

  • tynumi Sep 19, 2008

    it says i must free 4mb then switches off

  • ben124 Nov 17, 2008

    Mine does the exact same thing..
    how do i fix itt????
    and whenever i plug it into my computer it freezes
    what should i do, and when i plug it into a PC, it wont show upp??

  • GiGi808 Nov 26, 2008

    Same problem none of the online preferences worked. Not the soft load, holding the button or going to another computer other than Mac.

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When i called the company they say u hold the button down and plug it in still holdin the button down.then u go to my computer and look for the sansa clip sign right click on to format and it will reformat the player for u.this is only if u have windows xp

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Reformat the player is all you can do - you will not be able to download an upgrade that will prevent this from happening in future, b/c the upgrade is not Mac compatible

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How do I delete 30mbs from my sansa clip the message is: not enough space for music DB. Please free 30mbs


Hello,

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

Need more help ? Just add a comment in this thread.

May 21, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My Sansa Clip won't work. When I turn it on it says: Not enough space for music DB Please free 30 MB. But when i connect it to my computer it doesn't register. PLEASE HELP ME


Because you drag 7 drop songs or files too much into the sansa clip in MSC mode, it causes like that.
Turn it on, it will show " Not enough.....free 30 MB", and then automatically turn off. Plug it into pc, open my computer, it will be under name "Sansa clip..." or "removable disk ". If your pc does not recognize it, unplug again and replug it.
Open Sansa Clip..., or removable disk, and delete some songs.
Good luck

Apr 30, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Cant remove 30 mb


try looking on a differnt site!

Jan 14, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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The player tells me there's not enough free space for music DB and I need to free 30 mb. At that time the player was empty. I've erased the disc and it still gives me the same message. What's the deal.


try formatting the disk and then if that doesnt work run a scandisk check on it.if even that doesnt work,use sansa updater that may have come in the CD provided alongwith the player.

Sep 06, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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"Not enough space for music DB. Please free up 30 MB"


The mp3 manufacturers are often being disingenuous - they plug an mp3 player into a Macintosh, and it shows up, so they say, "Hey! It's Mac-compatilbe!" But, the software is certainly not Mac-compatible, so if you ever experience a problem, there is no way to fix it. Also, the Sansa e200 series does not recognize iTunes format.

In general, I would agree that you need to reformat your player, but I have no idea how to do that on a Mac (I'm good at a lot of things, but I'm Mac-illiterate).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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MP3 not switching on.


I don't know exactly what's wrong but i'm on a hitch just connect the sansa to the computer delete 40 mb and it should work good luck

Jan 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa View 8GB MP3 Player - Black

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Unable to play music


hey :
sir you ned to upgrade ur device using this tool
click here
to download it

dont forget rating this post if this is not helping u tell me so i can help u further .

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