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Sansa e200 shows refresh database fail

The sansa e 200 player started showing message "refresh database fail" and all data including songs and voice recording has gone. Although the the memory shows 1893 mb still in use. Also on connecting to computer the sansa is not detected. I am unable to load any songs and also unable to refresh the database. The 'reset all' also has not resolved the problem . When I go to recovery mode, on connecting usb cable , it says 'enter USB 2.0 MSD Mode' on disconnecting the cable it says resetting the system. but the player does not recover the database What should I do ? Can U help ? Regards Ashu

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    I have turn off the devices more then three times.

  • f57sgs1 Apr 17, 2008

    My Sansa e200R is stuck in Refresh Database mode. It has updated about 1/8 of the way and is frozen.



    Not sure what to do.



    Thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    IT SAYS THAT I HAVE TO ENTER RECOVERY MODE AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO DO IT AND FIX IT ALL

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I have the same problem. Did u fix the problem?

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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Try emailing SanDisk technical support team at: [email protected] 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...

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try putting it in MSC mode and formating it and then putting back on MTP mode. Hope that works

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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User guide for Sansa e200R:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/e200r_userguide_en.pdf


Check this link for Sansa e200 "freezing in refreshing database",
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http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34/kw/e200r%20freeze/r_id/101834

1. Reset the device as described on the site of Sandisk.
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/189

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http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/306
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