Question about SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048)

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It says "Not enough space for Music DB, please free 4 MB" when I turn it on, and then it shuts itself off. When i plug it in to the computer the same message pops up but it doesn't shut off and the only way to shut it off is to remove the battery.

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Database is corrupt - reformat the player.

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 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Error message at startup says..."Not enough space for music DB...must free up 6 MB of space.

your going to have to format your mp3 player.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

ThaMp3Doctor
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SOURCE: displays msg. to free up 30 mb -- but can't free up space

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

Posted on May 28, 2008

SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

SOURCE: not working

Hey guys the best way to do it is by puttin da player in the "Hold" mode and while connecting it to the PC keep the middle button (the round one) pressed.....this shall give access to ur player.....take a back up of da songs and then format the player as suggested by "Computerep".....tht shall fix da problem....Adios

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Getting a message that says

Plug the USB cable into your Fuze, but don't connect the other end to your PC yet.

Switch the HOLD switch on (Power button slider down). Press and hold the |<< button while at the same time plugging the USB cable.

You should see your Fuze show up in Windows Explorer (run "My Computer" and you should see it there). Right-click on your Fuze and select Format. Note that this will erase all media on your Fuze, you should have a backup of your media on your PC.

Once the Windows Format is done, go to the Settings menu, then System Settings, then select Format. Select Yes to start formatting.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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