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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

If you have, or can borrow, another USB-miniUSB cord, from a camera or phone, try that. It could just be a cord problem.

 

In MSC mode, two drives should show up on your PC. One is the Clip, the other--Removable Disc--is the card slot. If there's no card in the card slot then your PC could get very confused. Are you sure you are not trying to format an empty card slot?  

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

Another possibility: somehow your player's USB mode got switched to MTP.

 

Disconnect it. Take out the microSD card if one is in there.

 

Turn it on.

 

Go to Settings/System Settings/USB Mode and make it MSC. Connect it and see if Sansa Clip reappears. 

SanDisk User
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎07-29-2010

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

I recently had this issue but maybe because I use Linux I was still able to mount the Clip and delete the excess files.  I'm not sure how Windows works but both Macs and Linux create a hidden folder .Trash-0000 where all your deleted files go so you can restore them.  This folder occupies space on your drive and must be deleted. 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-28-2014

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

This info worked great for me....so far....

I have a Mac and was simple, but I had to erase everything from the clip. Thanks, Theodora 

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

With a Mac, leave Settings/System Settings/USB set to MSC. 

Newbie
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Registered: ‎05-10-2015

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

[ Edited ]

Hi guys! I have Ubuntu 12.04 Linux on my PC and I had the same issue, "not enough space" message and my PC couldn't see the sansa disk drive. When I plugged my Sansa there were messages:

 

May 10 13:53:06 ilia-gateway kernel: [13563.956532] scsi14 : usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0
May 10 13:53:07 ilia-gateway kernel: [13564.956272] scsi 14:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SanDisk  Sansa Clip+ 4GB  v01. PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
May 10 13:53:07 ilia-gateway kernel: [13564.956939] scsi 14:0:0:1: Direct-Access     SanDisk  Sansa Clip+ 4GB  v01. PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
May 10 13:53:07 ilia-gateway kernel: [13564.958365] sd 14:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
May 10 13:53:07 ilia-gateway kernel: [13564.958517] sd 14:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
May 10 13:53:07 ilia-gateway kernel: [13564.960390] sd 14:0:0:0: [sdb] 7683072 512-byte logical blocks: (3.93 GB/3.66 GiB)

I fixed this with gparted application which is kind of disk manager for Ubuntu. I removed the old corrupted partition table and created a new fat32 partition on the device /dev/sdb. I had my Sansa working after this formatting.

 

Hope it could help someone, even if you don't have installed Ubuntu on your laptop you can try boot from an Ubuntu live disk from flash drive and try to fix Sansa.

Newbie
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Registered: ‎10-04-2015

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

Hi everybody.

In my case gparted changed partition table and this was the first step, program was still not able to format partition, i was back to pc and than format by the sd formatter. Now it's done and the device working like a charm Smiley Happy

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-21-2015

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

[ Edited ]

I was having also issue for "Not enough space for musicDB" on my Sansa Clip + MP3-player. Reset or formatting did not work with MSC disk management -tool because flash drive was not recognized at all correctly (it was visible, but not formattable).

What did work for me, was using NippurdeLagash's solution (thanks!) from http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68311 :
- Remove external flash card from Sansa Clip player, if you have it 
- Remove player from computer / usb cable
- Start player with power button and instantly start pressing very rapidly middle button (the biggest button between arrow buttons) 
- When you repeat previous step few times, you can get suddenly to main menu, instead of just seeing error message only ( "Not enough space for musicDB")
- When / if you get into main menu, format  the internal memory: navigate to Settings > System settings > Format > Yes (this will remove all your data "permanently" on player!)
- Power off / on the player to see if issue was fixed

Hopefully this could help someone else too!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."


surffi11 wrote:

I was having also issue for "Not enough space for musicDB" on my Sansa Clip + MP3-player. Reset or formatting did not work with MSC disk management -tool because flash drive was not recognized at all correctly (it was visible, but not formattable).

What did work for me, was using NippurdeLagash's solution (thanks!) from http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68311 :
- Remove external flash card from Sansa Clip player, if you have it 
- Remove player from computer / usb cable
- Start player with power button and instantly start pressing very rapidly middle button (the biggest button between arrow buttons) 
- When you repeat previous step few times, you can get suddenly to main menu, instead of just seeing error message only ( "Not enough space for musicDB")
- When / if you get into main menu, format  the internal memory: navigate to Settings > System settings > Format > Yes (this will remove all your data "permanently" on player!)
- Power off / on the player to see if issue was fixed

Hopefully this could help someone else too!


Thanks for the tip!   Smiley Happy

mw
Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-06-2014

Re: Sansa Clip+ MP3-Player >> "Not enough space for music DB. Please free 90MB."

I have the "not enought space" message. I tried the business about holding down the power button while repeatedly pressing the central button. It takes me to the radio, but I can't get anywhere else from there, like the main menu. I've tried it on a number of computers, but it recognizes the clip as an external drive, not as a device. The sansa updater can't find it when it is plugged in. Any suggestions appreciated.