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Please, i need help

My sansa, isnt working. everytime i turn it on, the screen seems to refresh, and it does the samething. its like the sansa keeps trying to turn on, but something holds it back from fulling turing on...

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Re: please, i need help

Did you check the "hold" sliding thing on the top (where the headphones plug in)? if it's orange, slide it back.

Posted on May 07, 2007

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My sansa is not working

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

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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Dec 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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(e260R) Refresh Database eternal loop

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"
Unplug the Sansa. You should see now a "Formatting..." on the Sansa's screen.
Sansa fixed!

Sep 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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MP3 needs to refresh DataBase?

You have to many songs a sansa e 250 only holds a certain amount of space so your best bet is to buy a memory card or delete songs so you can add new ones.


Apr 19, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Cant get songs onto my Sansa e280 player =[

"Refresh database" is a normal message that you will get everytime you unplug the Sansa from the computer - don't worry about that aspect.

If the songs that you have transferred have DRM encryption on them, they may not play right (or at all) on the Sansa.

If you have Windows Media Player 11, I would get the firmware update from the Sansa website AND format the Sansa inside Windows Media Player:
for the firmware,
for the format,
Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything and get your player functioning normally.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa screen turns black after "refreshing database"

how about updating the firmware?
now we are getting somewhere
( how could someone not figure that out.... ha ha ha)

Dec 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh database on screen

how do you put on recovery mode?

Dec 01, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Please help

i'm in the same exact boat - this sucks... what now u brains?

Oct 18, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Refresh Database

This is happening alot aparently, Sandisk is telling everyone to just reset it but that aparently isnt really working. only suggestion is to set the USB mode to MTP and try it.

Aug 02, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Screen remains on Refresh Database everytime I turn it on.

I've run into this also. a few options.. 1) Use the Sansa Updater software to upgrade firmware. (available on Sandisk website) 2) Sometimes adding a couple new songs back wakes it up.

Jul 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refreshing database - Everytime

there nothing wrong its jsut the way the mp3 player refreshes the play lists mine does it too

Feb 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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