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Problem with My SanDisk Sansa m230

I turn my SanDisk on it and it says "Not Enough Space for Music DB.Please free 4MB". Then on the screen it says that there is "No Files" and it doesn't play any songs, though I do have MP3 files that show up when SanDisk plunged into computer. Although there was more than 200MB of free space, I deleted 4MB but it didn't work. Please help me! I turn my SanDisk on it and it says "Not Enough Space for Music DB.Please free 4MB". Then on the screen it says that there is "No Files" and it doesn't play any songs, though I do have MP3 files that show up when SanDisk plunged into computer. Although there was more than 200MB of free space, I deleted 4MB but it didn't work. Please help me!

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Try formatting your device then try to put mp3 files on it. check if it works. on your my computer right click you mp3 device ( it is usually a removable storage) then select format.

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