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Refresh Database Every time I turn on my sansa e280 it goes into Refresh Database and takes 10 to 15 minutes to finish before I can use it. It has been working fine for a long time and just started this. Thanks Jim

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  • singerjoyce Dec 26, 2008

    Everytime I turn on my SanDisk e280 I get "Refresh Database". I am trying to delete what is on it and load new material but it doesn't delete. It just "refreshes"....

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You can try to reset the device by pressing the power button for about 15 to 20 seconds..if that doesnt work I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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Computerrep

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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When the Sansa reads "refreshing database," what it is doing is going through all the songs you've loaded on to it, pulling out the "tag" information (Artist, Album, Song Title, Genre) so it can add this information to its own database which it uses to display the songs to you in its menus.

If it gets stuck during this process, usually it's because of a corrupt song file, or a song file in a format it doesn't understand.

Note that the e280 is only able to play MP3 and WMA audio formats. If you've loaded a different type of audio file onto your Sansa, you'll need to remove them.

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Try taking it back to the shop.
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1ST: Just try to 'reset' by holding down the main center button AND pushing UP on the lock/off-on button, for about 8-9 seconds,
It will then 'refresh' the database, shouldn't lose anything,
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MANY problems can be fixed ultimately by the following;
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This usually fixes almost anything, should even erase a virus (I'm guessing) but shouldn't hurt it.
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Please visit this forum and follow the steps there...
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11233

I hope that help..
Please rate accordingly
Thank you
Computerrep

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Turn it on into recovery mode (Hold + Record Button + Power)
Connect to computer (You should detect a 16MB drive)
Make an empty text file inside the 16MB Drive and rename it to "sansa.fmt"
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Very weird...


'Refresh Database' doesn't mean everything is erased. It only means it's writing the progress that you made, onto the computer. It stays on 'Refresh Database' for about maybe 5-10 minutes. It refreshes its database every time you disconnect your MP3 player from the computer. What it does when you disconnect it from the computer is it saves any unsaved changes made to it and overwrites the memory or data.

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