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Refresh database screen locked up

Turn it on refresh database starts then locks up ...tried i think everything posted..nothing works..ready to throw in garbage..please help

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  • rgrott Jun 20, 2008

    the screen wont turn on but the circle light will

  • dcr_yeah Jun 25, 2008

    i have the same problem its locked on refresh database i tried what the manual said that i should press the on button 15 seconds but it doesnt work what should i do? please help me

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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: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
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 Jun 25, 2008

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On the intro screen it freezez and eventually goes to the next screen and says refreshing database but it dosent refresh


This seems to happen when the database gets corrupted.

1. Turn off the player.

2. Plug the usb cable to the computer, don't plug it to the player.

3. Slide the lock switch to the right, you will see an orange strip.

4. Hold the menu button to start the player. Don't release it yet. Wait until a shutdown message appears and the player goes off again.

5. Plug the usb cable to the player end. The player should go on again. The player should mount as a disk on your computer. Find this disk and back up its contents.

6. Format the player, as explained elsewhere.

7. Disconnect the usb cable. This time the database should refresh properly. Once this is done, slide the the lock switch to the left and turn off the player.

8. Turn the player back on. It should work, but you will have to load your stuff again.

9. Redo steps 1 to 5, except that now should copy your music, videos, etc, back into the player.

10. Repeat step 7.

11. Turn the player back on. It should work again.








Dec 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Can't get past "Refresh Database" Screen


Hi

Try taking it back to the shop.
If not go to http://www.sansa.com/support

Tom

Jul 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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"Refresh Database" never ends!


If you try to load too many songs onto the player initially, it may take up to an hour to get past Refresh database. Unfortunately, if you shut the player off while it is refreshing, it will more than likely ruin your player. Run the Sansa Recovery Tool or Update the Firmware on your Player as a workaround. Make sure the hold/lock switch isn't activated, just as a safeguard.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 17, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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When i turn it on it says refresh database


ok so i called 1-866-sandisk and she told me how to fix it. you just flip the key lock at the top so you see orange, then hold down the record button. then you should get some sort of message on the screen. then you plug it in and under my computer a file should show up. you open it and make a folder in it called sansa.fwm (i think thats the right folder name, if not, try sansa.tmp or email me). then you unplug it and it should say formatting or something like that. once its done it should work.

Dec 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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My screen freezes with "refresh database"


Dude, c'mon - you have a Linux based system - did you really think it was going to work? Just playing with you. I would check the Linux forums on this one - if you're smart enough to use Linux, then you're smart enough to grab software info from Sandisk's website/cust svc line and pass it to your Linux buddies to hack.

Dec 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Screen remains on Refresh Database everytime I turn it on.


I've run into this also. a few options.. 1) Use the Sansa Updater software to upgrade firmware. (available on Sandisk website) 2) Sometimes adding a couple new songs back wakes it up.

Jul 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh Database Froze!


Hey duse. I managed to fix my problem. Go to this site and folow the instructions. http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11233

Jul 24, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa mp3 player freezes at refresh database


The Same thing happened to Me once. All you have to do is reformat it. You can do this by first putting the player in recovery mode. You can do this by putting the hold button on the side where you can see the orange and then plug the device into the computer while holding the power/Menu button. Then go to my computer to Verify that it came up as 16MB-Format. Then you can type into the address bar and type in http://mp3support.sandisk.com/firmware/rhapsody-1.0.2.165.zip. then once you do that right click on the file you downloaded and select open with compressed folder and drop and drag to the 16MB-Format drive. In the 16MB-Format drive folder select file menu and select New - Folder and rename it sansa.fmt then press enter to save. Finally move the hold switch back and disconnect the device and look at the screen and verify it is formatting and resetting once it's done and finishes the updates restart and if needed pick your language. check and see if you can use your player.

Mar 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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