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Re: refresh database fail
Hi try this for me see if you can put your mp3 into recovery mode if it goes into recovery mode then i tell you what you need to do next ok follow these instructions 1. with mp3 off switch lock button to on position 2. press and hold rec button on left hand side 3 whilst holding down rec button switch mp3 on this should now be in recovery mode let me know if you get this far ok
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I had this problem at first too. the only thing you have to do after it's done syncing disconnect it and turn it on. then afterward go through the options till you find database refresh and wait for it to refresh and all your new music should be in it.
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.
I've got the same problem too. I read this on another website:
'well firstly drain the battery and then connect it to charge it up a bit. once it has been there for 5min or so take it off and then turn it on>settings>USB Mode>MSC
once you have done that connect it up and it should work/recognise the player.
i don''t know how this thingy happens but this is just how i fixed mine!'
I'm gonna try it now on mine, and see if it works. I've just got to wait now... Good luck with yours.
Try emailing SanDisk technical support team at:
And ask them for the Recovery Mode firmware upgrade (Also send them the problem the way you posted it here). They should send you a link to some firmware upgrade file.
You could also try calling them at: 1-866-726-3475
but an email should be sufficient because, from what I remember, it is just a link to file that you need to download.
I hope that helps...
First switch your USB control to MSC. Then turn off your mp3 player and activate the hold icon. Then turn it on while holding the record button with hold icon still being activated. then it will go to recovery mode. Now plug your sandisk into the computer and wait until it says RECOVERY COMPLETE...PLEASE DISCONNECT or when it just says for you to disconnect. This worked on my sandisk, and it hopefully work for you.
ok, mine had the same problem, first go to settings, then USB mode and switch it to MSC, plug it into your computer and it should show up, then format it, this will erase everything but then u can put it back on, after you format it you can switch it back to MTP mode, its alot better, hope i helped
okay, heres wut u can try. try to switch the USB mode from MTP to MSC (in settings, go to USB Mode and switch from MTP to MSC.) And then in the MSC mode connect it to the PC. I dunno bout ur sansa, but my did a Database Reboot, and the computor could see the player. Then u can switch it back to the MTP mode (czu its much mroe comfortable). Although i think the 0.5 gigs are lost forever (i lost 1.5 gigs,)atleast now u can dwonlaod songs on ur player.