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My sansa froze

I have a sandisk sansa e250 mp3 player...as i was syncing my playlist on to it, it froze on refresh database screen...can turn on an off device, but remains on this screen no matter what, left it for one whole day to give it time, and still nothing. I need my tunes....no sterio in car or at work. i am suffering and going mad...please help.

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Try to remove the battery and force the machine to switch itself off

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My sansa disk is froze on the refreshing media screen


This happens often with Sansa Media Players, your best bet is to delete all your songs off the device, then re-add them again. But this time have your device on hold, which is having the switch at the top of the device pushed to the right side. This will make sure nothing happens while the device is syncing.

Aug 03, 2012 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh database?


I feel that the problem you are having is because the firmware that is currently on the device is corrupted...i would recommend you to go to the sandisk website1.gif to get the latest firmware upgrafe for your device..the link for the firmware upgrade is below..I hope that helps...if you have any more problems please contact me....
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

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Mar 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh Database


Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx

Mar 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh database hang up and screen turn black


Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx

Mar 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh database message


Check out solution 4 here:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t131894-format_sansa_e250

Several people have said that it didn't work for them but it has worked 100% for me. I've bought about 10 problem Sansas from Ebay and fixed them all at (least 6) with this problem.

Feb 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa screen turns black after "refreshing database"


how about updating the firmware?
OOOOHHHHH
now we are getting somewhere
( how could someone not figure that out.... ha ha ha)

Dec 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Refresh database looping


This may not work for everyone - but try inserting a TransFlash (also called Micro SD)card in the microSD slot, and power on. It may then correctly refresh its database. It worked in my case, with firmware ver11.

Aug 11, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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