02-08-2013 01:17 PM - edited 02-09-2013 01:24 AM
Hi, my clip is full to about 74Mb, I've got my entire collection on there, stuff I haven't got elsewhere.
It's frozen, but in a bizarre way.
If I connected it to the PC, it would take a good two minutes before it would register, and then showed itself as 'connected' as usual, and the PC recognised it. Checking 'properties' of the player also showed it still only had 74Mb free. But when I opened the player icon, there was nothing on the internal memory. It just showed the 'Dev Icon' icon, and nothing more.
I had a (genuine Samsung) SD card in it right from the start, (2Gb) but I always seemed to have problems with it recognising anything on it, so it just stayed empty. After looking on these forums, I tried taking that out. When I did so, the player closed and started much more quickly, but still didn't show anything other than 'Dev Icon' in the internal memory.
When I disconnected from the PC, it opened up at last, and showed all the folders, but all were empty. If I went to 'play all' it showed 1866 songs, but wouldn't actually allow me to press play.
And that's as far as I've gotten so far. I'm confused - clearly, everything is still on there, but I can't access it at all.
02-09-2013 02:01 PM
I wonder if the player is "too full" for it to operate correctly. In that case, a solution could be reformatting the player via Windows (or from the player's own Settings menu, if you can get there)--of course, you will lose your content on the player this way.
02-09-2013 04:38 PM
Thanks - I wondered if that might be the case, though to be honest, it's operated fine for the last year or more on 10Mb (sometimes less) free space.
I really want to avoid losing the content if at all possible.
Is there anything else you think might work, instead of formatting?
02-10-2013 09:02 AM
if you use MTP mode, it requires more free or "head" space to operate than MSC mode. I always use MSC and also have had less than 10mb (in fact, sometimes kb) free on the player and also the card.
I remember one time I was trying to help someone here and was attempting to duplicate his problem that required me to use MTP mode. All of a sudden, I got the dreaded "Not enough space for Music DB. Please free 90MB" error msg.
End result, I formatted the player (which erased everything), reset to MSC mode and re-loaded the player.
02-10-2013 03:38 PM
This really is one of those sad situations that the player automatically should prevent--i.e., when the memory gets close to a "danger" level, it sgould prevent further memory space from being used and the player from entering the danger level, with an appropriate and informative pop-up message.
02-12-2013 02:06 PM
Thanks everyone - I tried reformatting it - several times, but sadly it won't delete anything. Well it does, in now all the files are officially empty, but it still says it has only 74Mb free, and I can't load any more on to it than that.
Any more ideas?
Thanks for all your help so far
02-16-2013 04:43 PM
Yeah - I basically used the format option when the layer was on - via settings, the 'format', clicked 'yes' and it produced the little flower for ten seconds, and then back to home screen. But everything was still there in the memory, just not there if you try and find it in the files.
Since then, using that 74Mb remaining, I tried loading up a couple of podcasts. Listened to them, deleted them, loaded the player on the PC again and all of a sudden I had 93Mb. Repeated the procedure, then ended up with 109Mb. And again, and we're up to 122 Mb. And on and on. I'm now up to 415Mb, but this can't keep going on - this freeing up of space started to diminish and seems to have stablised for now. Obviously, a long way below what I should have available.
So, that's where we are at the moment. Proper melon scratcher, no?