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Problem in C140 SANDISK

Hai,
Iam from INDIA. When i switch on the menu button, then the screen shows that " NO SPACE FOR DB PLEASE DELETE MORE THAN 4 MB ". In the next screen it shows the language selection screen - tick mark on the English selection. If i connected to system, screen shows the MTP CONNECTED. There is also some hidden files in the disk, how to recover the MP3 Player.

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  • ksvasan68 Jun 22, 2008

    when swithed on it shows "no space for db please delete more than 4. 0mb" and shows 0 songs. when selected to play songs gets hanged and you can't even switch it off we have to remove the battery to switch it off.

  • rdeivakani Jul 12, 2008

    Thanks Kumaar. While performing the 8th step, click the update button & OK, firmware is not updating, shows that update failed. Actually in the player, Firmare update version is 2.0.007A. If u have this version please send me. Other wise how to rectify the error?. My email id is rdeivakani@yahoo.co.in.

  • rdeivakani Jul 14, 2008

    Sir,

    I did as per your instruction.But in the 7th step, system throws the error as Firmware update in the process, start quick format for target device & fail to upgrade the fimware.

    please how to rectify this error.

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    cannot put songs



  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    when i switch on my mp3 player c140 it shows NO SPACE PLEASE DELET MORE THAN 4.0 MB

  • vikassoni Feb 18, 2009

    Followed the steps dutifully only to get a final error "Firmware updating in progress... Start Quick Format for target device Failed to update the firmware"! Any idea why this happens? Any more suggestions please?

  • vikassoni Feb 18, 2009

    Followed the steps dutifully only to get a final error "Firmware updating in progress... Start Quick Format for target device Failed to update the firmware"! Any idea why this happens? Any more suggestions please?

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I am also having the same problem, in 7 th step i am facing unable to do,
    can u able to help,
    Kabil Kumar.A
    kabilkumarkas@gmail.com

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    mp3 music says no db - delete 4 mg

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I had the exact same problem, followed the directions from kumarr... above (including downloading the update) and it finally fixed the problem! THANKS a lot!

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I am from India too ;)

Updating the firmware will return your device to factory setting, like new. It should work normally after that.

Download this file:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0mc3km

This is the firmware update utility for Sanca c140 (c100 series) devices.

There is a howto.txt file included, follow the instructions.I am posting the instructions here for convenience.


1. Download the attached file and save it on the desktop.
(the player should not be attached to the computer at this point)
2. Double click the file to run it.
3. Accept the license agreement.
4. Remove the battery from the mp3 player.
5. Press and hold the center (select) button and connect it to the computer (keep holding the button, this is the firmware update mode).
6. If the New Hardware Wizard appears (now you can let go of the select button), do the following: (if asked, choose not to connect to the internet for updates), then choose to install the device automatically, then follow the prompts to finish the installation.
7. When the wizard comes up, or when the Update button becomes active (whichever happens first), you may release the select button.
8. Click the Update button, and then click OK to the message that comes up.
9. Wait until the upgrade finishes, then unplug the device.
10. Put the battery back in, and turn on the player.
11. Hopefully the update will be performed, then choose English for the language when prompted.
12. Check if the issue is resolved.

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Yes, I too with my sansa c140, Windows xp does not recognize the device, The device don´t have free space, or with data. Please, who knows?
thanks, we see later!!

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Followed the steps dutifully only to get a final error  "Firmware updating in progress... Start Quick Format for target device Failed to update the firmware"! Any idea why this happens? Any more suggestions please?

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http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/848

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Download this file:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0mc3km

This is the firmware update utility for Sanca c140 (c100 series) devices.

There is a howto.txt file included, follow the instructions.I am posting the instructions here for convenience.


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2. Double click the file to run it.
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