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Refresh database freezes

Hi i bought a sandisk mp3 player model: sansa c 250 and ive put some music in it but everytime i turn it on it says "refresh database", it starts refreshing at one point but stops at less than half way... I left it on 2 whole days but its still the same. Is there anyways i can reset it or erase everything? If not can you tell me what to do? thank you for your time...

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Re: refresh database freezes

Try updating the firmware of your player. Switch the player to recovery mode (enable hold switch and press and hold the record and power button until you see on the screen welcome to recovery mode) download the sansa firmware updater on the sandisk website and install it to your computer. When it ask to connect the device connect the player and check if there are updates on the player. Also try to format the player it may be the songs on the player is causing the problem.

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Re: refresh database freezes - SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player (SDMX7-2048) MP3 & Digital Media Players

Were can i get the sansa firmware

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I had the "Refresh Database" problem with my C250, it just sat there after turning it on! However, the GOOD NEWS is, I corrected it! First I connected it to my PC, then FORMATTED the unit. This gave me an empty player that at least would turn on. Then I downloaded the Sansa "Updater" from the SanDisk website. After setting up the updater software, I connected the C250. It automatically checked for any new firmware, and loaded it into the player. After that I restarted the C250 and it again came up OK without any music loaded. The last thing I did was to load only 1.8 GB worth of music files. My take on the problem is that if you overload the memory, or interupt a file while loading, then the "datbase" function never gets done. I've had mine running for about a week now without problems! Hope it works for you too! <Good Luck> David

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