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Sandisk Sansa c200 displays "Memory full, free some memory" and doesn't function

My Sandisk Sansa 2GB MP3 player was functioning earlier. At some point of time, it started displaying the message "Memory is full, free some memory" whenever switched on. I tried removing batteries. When connected to a computer, the computer doesn't recognize it. (The same computer which used to recognize and communicate with it earlier).

Please help me.

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  • sudeepa May 28, 2008

    Hi,

    I coulld try only the last method (holding the volume + button and connecting to a computer), but it did not succeed.



    The exact error message displayed on the player is "Not enough space. Please free memory". Please help me.

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Player needs to be reformatted - checked my "tips and tricks" on Reformatting

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 27, 2008

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PLEASE Help with my sansa c200 mp3 player!


Hello,

The Sansa c200 has 2 versions, version 1 and 2.

Check the version of the player:
Go to Settings > System Info.
Information for the firmware version and SD cards support:
For 01.xx.xx firmware (c200 version 1) - up to 2GB microSD cards
For 03.xx.xx firmware (c200 version 2) - up to 4GB microSDHC cards
Note: Firmware is not interchangeable.

Manual for c200 series:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/c200-ug-eng.pdf

Manual for c200v2 series:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/c200v2-um-eng.pdf

For deleting files connect your player with the computer.
When running Windows Media Player 11:

1. Check the automatic SYNC routine for your player.
How to get to the SET UP SYNC
When viewing WMP11 in full mode select SYNC or LIBRARY in the top of WMP11, seeing the Sansa player listed on the left.
Right click on the player and select SET UP SYNC... to go to the SYNC options.

When "Sync this device automatically" is selected, all playlist in the computers' Library will be transferred to the player again, even the previous deleted files. Disable this function to prevent unwanted SYNC.

2. Remove playlists from the library in set up sync, to get the playlists you would like to keep on the player.

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

Dec 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c200 MP3 Player

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How do you put music on it? I have it connected.


1. Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer. 2. Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player. 3. Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player?s memory are displayed. 4. Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer?s memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. 5. Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list. 6. Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

Oct 07, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c200 MP3 Player

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I have no instruction book is there a free one I can down load?


You can find a free PDF copy of the owner's manual for the Sansa C200 series MP3 players on the Sansa site at the following address:

http://www.sansa.com/sites/default/files/downloads/c200-ug-eng.pdf

There is no specific manual for the C250 itself since each series has basically the same function as other models within that series. The varying model numbers is merely to differentiate the amount of memory that model has.

You mayl have to check to see which version of the C200 you have if you intend to use MicroSD's in it since there are two different versions of the C200. Version 1 only supports MicroSD memory while Version 2 supports MicroSDHC. You can tell which Version you have by checking the first two digits of the firmware level. Version 1 has a firmware level starting with 01 (probably 010100p for US and Asia-Pacific models, 010100e for Europe without FM support and 010100f for Europe with FM support). Version 2 has one starting with 03 (probably 030205a for most current USA firmware with e for non-FM Europe and f for FM Europe).

Hope this helps you.

Jun 18, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Added 2gb micro card


The player can read the card, but it is not going to add more memory space to the player. The function of the card reader is to enable your player to play songs that you otherwise couldn't play because the hard drive is full.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I added a micro2 gb sandisk cardto my sansa e250r but it will not allow me the extra 2gb. please advise. thanks


The player can read the card, but it is not going to add more memory space to the player. The function of the card reader is to enable your player to play songs that you otherwise couldn't play because the hard drive is full.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Says i need to free 4mb of space


You need to format the device:
Format
This will format your Sansa c200 player’s internal memory
1) Select Settings from the Main Menu.
2) Select Format
3) Select Yes to format the internal memory or No to cancel.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Nov 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Free memory


Format
This will format your Sansa c200 player’s internal memory
1) Select Settings from the Main Menu.
2) Select Format
3) Select Yes to format the internal memory or No to cancel.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Sansa c200 series – Computer/OS Not Recognizing
Connect the device to the PC in MSC Mode
View/c200: Turn on then press and hold the rewind button while plugging to the PC
If that fails, unplug the Sansa from the computer. Uninstall all the Sansa software in the add/remove programs section of Control Panel. Reinstall the clean version of the software from Sandisk’s website – make sure you get the files for the c200 series. Then replug the Sansa and try again. The root of the problem is that Sansa has one set of drivers and Windows has another. If you plug the mp3 player into the computer before installing the Sansa drivers, the Windows drivers will trump the Sansa’s.
Here is a helpful link from Sandisk on the problem with extra information on Vista operating systems:
http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=42&p_created=1221328944&p_sid=8VPwlRmj&p_brand=sansa&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NzQsNzQmcF9wcm9kcz00JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0xLjQmcF9jdj0mcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1jMjAw&p_li=&p_topview=1

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Aug 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Please free memory


Sansa c200 series – Computer/OS Not Recognizing
Connect the device to the PC in MSC Mode
View/c200: Turn on then press and hold the rewind button while plugging to the PC
If that fails, unplug the Sansa from the computer. Uninstall all the Sansa software in the add/remove programs section of Control Panel. Reinstall the clean version of the software from Sandisk’s website – make sure you get the files for the c200 series. Then replug the Sansa and try again. The root of the problem is that Sansa has one set of drivers and Windows has another. If you plug the mp3 player into the computer before installing the Sansa drivers, the Windows drivers will trump the Sansa’s.
Here is a helpful link from Sandisk on the problem with extra information on Vista operating systems:
http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=42&p_created=1221328944&p_sid=8VPwlRmj&p_brand=sansa&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NzQsNzQmcF9wcm9kcz00JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0xLjQmcF9jdj0mcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1jMjAw&p_li=&p_topview=1

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Aug 03, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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My Sansa c200 says memory full


some times their is not enough space in phone memory! if you hav any pic or video in phone memory! move memory card or pc! then you can download songs! actually one songs is 3mb! check phone memory

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My Sansa c200 say in settings that have memory of 53071 MB HELP


Sandisk provides "how-to" videos for everything Sansa related

http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1468

You should format your player according to their instructions

Dec 29, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c200 MP3 Player

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