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How to get the firmware needed for recovery mode and install it in recovery mode

I found out how to get into recovery mode, but am not sure how to install the necessary firmware. Where do I get it from and how do I install it?

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Go to this page
http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_view/faqs

then click on the first option
01. Sansa player freezes on the “Refreshing Database” screenfollow the steps and thisshould hopefully fix your problem.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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