04-02-2014 01:39 PM
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?
04-06-2014 02:00 PM
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.
04-07-2014 08:41 AM
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.
04-28-2014 02:11 PM
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
05-10-2015 01:36 AM - edited 05-10-2015 01:39 AM
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
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.
10-04-2015 02:02 AM
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
11-21-2015 08:05 AM - edited 11-21-2015 08:16 AM
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).
11-21-2015 09:26 AM
Thanks for the tip!
12-19-2015 06:11 PM
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.