Question about SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player
The Sansa m250 displays message " please wait rebuilding the library " , and then it shuts down. Have tried downloading firmware. I just bought it and I'm beginning to think my best option is to buy an Apple.
Try doing a hard reset on a Sansa m250:
I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
Not sure if this will work for everyone, but when I got that error I suspected that the shut down was an auto shut off situation.
After I deleted a fewsong and added a few more to the 2GB Sansa m250 via WMP 11, it displayed "please wat, rebuilding the library". Then it would shut off.
I noticed if I hit the power button or any of the front panel keys, the device would not shut off. So I kept hitting keys every 30 sec or so. Eventually after a minute or two, the display changes to "Finalizing update". So I kept hitting the keys & the power button every so often. After approx 4-5 minutes, the device came back to life good as new.
It seems that the library becomes corrupted in some way and the device needs to "rebuild", only Sansa forgot to disable the auto-shutoff feature during rebuild.
I hope this saves some of you some time formatting and reinstalling.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
I finally did it! I followed Gimpsisaties instructions but had to reformat it in both MTP and MSC format. ( If it is not already in MSC format you have to put in in hold mode when you switch it on). Looking at other forums it looks like the cause could be a corrupt file/song so I was very careful with what music I put back on. I did have some stuff from old CDs (made in the early 90's which were not tagged like the modern ones are).Touch wood it is still working after 2 days
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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