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Keep getting a sign please wait building data base and then shutting down

  1. was charging the device and now can't get it on

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Re: keep getting a sign please wait building data base...

Hey there is a button on the side that says hold guess I sliiped it on by mistake

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Re: keep getting a sign please wait building data base...

Plug the device to your computer and try to format it using windows media player...make sure you use a computer with windows xp...stay away from will damage your device..if that doesnt do it..try to get the latest firmware upgrade..that should solve the problems you are having..

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Formatting the device will not solve the boot error you are getting..thats a firmware problem..get the firmware update and that should solve the problem you are having..

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Keep a getting amessage pleas wait building database and then device shuts down

There is something with your device firmware..get a firmware upgrade done in your device..that should solve the problem...

Jan 04, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Refreshing data base

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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