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My Sansa 4.0 GB mp3 player keeps saying 'Not enough space for music DM. Please delete 6MB.' It won't detect any music and I have over 2GB still open, so why!?

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Hi you might need to run a recovery programme or update the firmware to do this then goto the sandisk website and down load the firmware onto your computer or download recovery programme ok
Once you have done this follow these instructions

1 turn mp3 off
2 slide hold/lock to on position
3 press and hold down rec button on left hand side keep held down
4 switch on whilst still holding down rec button on left hand side
5 it should now say recovery mode
once it says this then open the firmware file on your computer and follow instructions also do this if your using the recovery tool from the site.

If you have any problems then let me know ok

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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