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My sansa m250 says "not enough space for Music DB Please Free 8MB".. when...

I turn it on. Then it says "NO Files" I have been using it for a couple of weeks, and didnt change anything and it randomly started doing that. It wont let me uplaod music onto it either. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

I received the same problem, I thought I had done a Sync by mistake and had used of all the space. I had to re-format the player and start over.

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

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