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My database thats not load again and want to ask a solve here

My mp3 sansa sandisk is putting me into problem and want find help from u members and hope to hear from u soon?

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
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.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 26, 2008

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My sandisk sansa e260 mp3 player is always freezing . when i turn it on it pops out a window that says "refreshing database" . then stops and only load 15% of it .


As you may have noticed already, the player can be switched off when freezing and put on again, resetting the device as next:
1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power/Menu button.
3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.

Sometimes a firmware update or reinstallation is required, to get the player function normally again, see:

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Dec 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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It keeps saying that its refresing database and is not loading

first try this...

1 put on hold and hold record button while u turn on (your sansa is now in recovery mode)
2 connect your sansa to your comp via usb cable a box should show up saying the firmware version
3 close the window and disconnect your sansa (it will restart)

if that doesnt fix your problem try this...

1 connect your sansa to comp via usb cable
2 right click start on windows desktop go to explore
3 scroll down to your sansa's drive rifght click it go to properties
4 go to tools tab and click "check now" under error checking will take awhile and will erase your memory on the sansa but it will probably work again

I hope my post was helpful let me know!!!!

Mar 13, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 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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Sansa e200 shows refresh database fail

try putting it in MSC mode and formating it and then putting back on MTP mode. Hope that works

Aug 24, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Stuck on refresh/black screen

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
Please rate accordingly
Thank you

Mar 22, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e270 MP3 Player

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Sandisk e270r stuck in the refresh database mode

The same thing happened to me. I just called the support number, and they e-mail you a firmware upgrade. It solved all my problems with it.

Feb 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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"refresh database"

try formatting the hole mp4 *the musik partition only!!* or
try to use the recover mode and reinstall the hole mp4
more information u finds on google....

Jan 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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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

Dec 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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My e200 mp3 sansa player can get refresh database

Hey Do the recovery Turn ur mp3 off lock it and hold rec and on it wiil have u plug in the usb cord and leave it there for 5 min And unlock then it will turn back on its self

Aug 19, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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That's a pretty weird problem. The only suggestion I can give you is to check to make sure the music you put on was 1) in mp3 or wav format and 2) if this is music you have purchased, to ensure you have the rights properly set to play the music

Aug 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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