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Sansa e280 froze

My sansa e 280 froze 2 weeks ago.when i turn it on it says refresh database and it just stays like that.i plug it to my pc and it does not recognize it at all.i tried it in a nother pc and the same thing there.i took out the battery and tried it like hat too but the same problem. but when i plug it in to my pc it does recharge the device tho, and i have no idea what else i can do. i live in turkey and there is no place i can make them lokk up for it.please help really need some advice my sansa froze and it keeps on freezing,are there any reasons why? how do you unfreeze it at home? sansa e280 8 gb

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  • thebeard Dec 14, 2007

    windows no longer recognises device

  • mondeau Jun 16, 2008

    allrite i boughta sansa n pulled out the sd card likke a dumdass
    while it was on now it just says refresh database. ive put the card bakk in wit the same damb files still nothin .
    pulled the batterey out
    and nothin . my comp wont recognize it
    wat can i do so much good music lost plz help
    thnkks in advance


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It is probably because you have folders inside of folders inside of folder... i just had the same problem and copied all the songs in a folder into the main folder IE
dont do this
sansa>music>artist>album>music file
do it like this
sansa>music>artist>file

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool. - Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - Slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer. Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted. Best of Luck.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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