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My Sansa e260 only has half its memmory.....

My Sansa e260 only has 1794 mb free for space. I just formatted and everything is gone off the unit but there is still over half the memmory used for something. What's going on with this thing? Is it defective?

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Reformat the drive by connecting in MSC USB mode. (Change in settings on your mp3 player) Connect the mp3 player to the computer and go to MyComputer (usually on the desktop of windows XP) Right click on Sansa260 drive and move down to format. It takes a few minutes and I did disconnect while it still said writing on the mp3 screen. All files were gone and I reloaded the songs. It seems to be working fine now.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007

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When i turn the player on it says Not enough space for music DB Please free 6 MB. But it says in the info Memory 0MB and Free 0MB

Connect to your computer copy music to a folder and save as whatever name you give it Then format Check the folder with the music in it to see if there is a file thats not MP3 delete it if there is one then replace the musicto the sansa keep about 6MB of free space
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Displays not enough space for music DB please free 90 MB.

Turn the player off.
Slide HOLD to locked position.
Press and hold |<< while connecting to PC.
Release |<< after the player boots up and says "connected"

Go to MyComputer and find the first of 2 new removable drives (should say something like "SANSA E260" next to it). Make SURE you select your Sansa, not a hard disk on your PC, such as drive C:.

Right-click and choose Format. This will delete all of your files off the player, but will probably get it to be able to restart normally.
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E260 - now showing two empty directories (but I still have my music)

try formatting it. to do that, simply scroll down to settings, and in settings hit format. you'll lose everything that was on it tho, if that don't work then try updating. if your unsure how to update go here.
and install the program.
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Not enough space for music free music db please free 4 mb

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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
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E260 shows 0 MB memory and 0 MB free space after recovery

Look, I think the best thing to do is to return the product. Normally, they gave you a new one. My old one broke with a blank screen. So the bestbuy guy talked to his manager and gave me a new one.
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Sansa problem plz help

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, 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.
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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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
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Sansa e260 - memory gone?

Have you tried re-formatting while in MSC mode? I've had quite a bit of success with repairing some memory issues with simple reformat. (Fat32). My wife's was showing almost no memory and no music at all. I reformatted and reloaded her music and it works great!
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Music DB?

You have put too many songs on the device.

It needs some free space to create the Music Database or the Artist, Album, Song information.Generally between 6 - 10 MB for each GB of music on the device is sufficient.

If it shows up in My Computer, you can manually delete some files from the MUSIC folder.

If not, you can use the following software to erase everything and start over.





Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.



Best of Luck.

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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.
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