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"refresh database failed"

My sansa e250 is going crazy. Every time i turn it on it says refresh database failed and all my music viedos photos are gone. And my computer can not see it. So i changed the USB to msc and then i couls see it. But then i went on to rhapsody and it said removable disk(g:) not Sansa E250 and i cant see any of my music. Please help me. I just want it back the way it was

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Re: "refresh database failed" - SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

Reformat the thing and the error goes away

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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Re: "refresh database failed"

You have an error in the firmware. This is damage than is irreparable by any user of a mp3 player. Call the company, tell then that your firmware was corrupted and ask how you can "hard boot" back into a "Fresh copy" of your firmware. Problem solved! hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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Several people have said that it didn't work for them but it has worked 100% for me. I've bought about 10 problem Sansas from Ebay and fixed them all at (least 6) with this problem.

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It refreshes the database to build the menu for you to navigate.

Your device may have corrupt data in it and therefore takes longer than normal to build the library.

You can format the device to remove everything, and then re-transfer them to see if that helps.

To format in My Computer>Device Name (e250)>right Click and select format.

Best of Luck.

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I cant really help you with the reboot problem, but youy should have never taken the backplate of, that voids the warranty so that you can't return it.

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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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