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Refresh database looping

My Sansa Sandisk e250 repeatedly displays "Refresh Database" in a loop after turnning it on. What should I have to do?

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Re: Refresh database looping

This may not work for everyone - but try inserting a TransFlash (also called Micro SD)card in the microSD slot, and power on. It may then correctly refresh its database. It worked in my case, with firmware ver11.

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You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
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