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Refresh Database Problem

I plugged my Sansa MP3 Player into my computer and logged into Rhapsody to update the channels on my device. After exiting out of the program I unplugged the device and there was a green box with the words "refresh database". I waited to see if it would finish refreshing and it didn't. The bar on the refresh box didn't move and was frozen. I tried to remove the battery and put it back but it was unsuccessful and the same green box popped up. Has anyone had this problem before and how do I fix it without losing all of my songs? Thank you!

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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 May 26, 2008

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I just purchased a sansa media player, it came w/ rhapsody disk


The device without rhapsody is simply a storage device, and mp3 player. Copy the files from your PC or wherever they are stored to the player.
The Sansa operating system will organize the music and then follow instructions.
Warning: The update for the Sansa model is different from the standard media player. Do not know what happens when you update with the alternate update.

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Can't find clip in my computer


This is and excerpt from "EphMusicFan" on the Real player forum. Original link is also below.

" The following steps finally fixed everything for me. While it may seem long, it only takes about 15 minutes and should fix everything.

If you run windows XP don't have Windows Media Player 11 installed, download and install it here,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx

Run Windows Update, and install all high priority and optional updates related to Windows Media Player or device synchronization.
On XP, the updates include:
Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)
Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)

Open Rhapsody
From 'My Account' menu select de-authorize computer
Close Rhapsody

To delete the mcs.rma file:

1. Close RealPlayer/Rhapsody
2. Click the Windows Start button. Then click Run.
3. Type %windir%\system32\ and click OK.
4. Find the mcs.rma file.
5. Right-click mcs.rma and select Delete.
6. Close the window.

To delete the basi3260.dll file:

1. Open the My Computer icon on your desktop.
2. Open the C: drive (usually Local Disk (C:\)).
3. Open the Program Files folder.
4. Open the Common Files folder.
5. Open the Real folder.
6. Open the Plugins folder.
7. Find the basi3260.dll file.
8. Right-click basi3260.dll and select Delete.
9. Close the window.
10. Restart your computer.


on sansa Clip itself, disconnected from computer, go to settings, then choose format

Make sure Rhapsody, Windows Media Player, and all other media programs are closed

download firmware
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&thread.id=2946 (make sure you get 'Americas' firmware version)
unzip firmware file
connect to computer
drag firmware file onto sansa Clip icon in Windows explorer
wait to finish all copying (Sansa Clip screen will say connected, not writing or reading)

disconect
firmware updates on device, then it shuts off automatically
turn it back on
reformat from device (settings menu, format)
put in msc (under USB mode on settings menu)

reconect
open sansa Clip E:/ in Windows explorer, delete all files (should be 6-8 folders and files in top level directory of Clip)
reformat from windows explorer (right click, format, (FAT file system, NOT FAT32))

disconect
put in mtp (under USB mode on settings menu)

Open Rhapsody
It will run through quick setup again, due to files deleted before.
'Reathorize Computer' (under 'My Account' menu)
"Update Track Licenses' (same menu)

connect to computer
wait for Rhapsody to fully load clip (may take 30 seconds)
reformat from rhapsody (right click on sansa clip icon in rhapsody, select reformat)
hold down control and shift buttons at same time, right click on sansa clip icon in Rhapsody, select 'reset secure clock'
right click on sansa clip icon in rhapsody, select authorize device
wait while sansa clip updates (wait for screen of device to say 'connected' for a while, rather than writing or reading)

disconect

reconnect
wait a while updates finish

disconect
verify acount, and dates on device, under setting menu, account
should say renewed (with today's date) expires a date 30 days later.


download one new track from rhapsody you never have downloaded before

reconect
transfer that one track to clip
wait for all updates to finish

disconect
verify account, dates on device, check that the track plays properly"

Hope that helps.

http://real.lithium.com/real/board/message?board.id=InstallingRhapsody&thread.id=26724

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How do i synchronize my subscribtion


Hi,
I'm not sure what's the subscription service to which you are subscribed. However I've given you the steps below. Try whatever suits for you.
This error typically occurs when the DRM licensed files have expired. 

SOLUTION 1 - Songs ripped from an audio CD 
If the songs were ripped from a CD using Windows Media Player, modify the Rip Music settings


SOLUTION 2 - Songs downloaded from music subscription service 
If the songs were downloaded from a music subscription service (e.g., Napster, Rhapsody, Best Buy music store, etc.), follow these steps:  
1. Make sure that your account subscription is updated and active. 
2. Put the device in MTP mode and connect to the computer, then log in to your music subscription account. 
3. Renew the licenses of your tracks 
For Rhapsody: 
On the Rhapsody console, right-click on your device and select License 
 

1. Check the date & time on your PC & on your mp3 player. They should be one and the same. 2. You need to synchronize your device with rhapsody once in every 30 days. It's a must. Failing to do so, you will not be able to play music in your mp3 player. Here are a few a steps to synchronize your device with rhapsody: 1.Open Rhapsody / Best Buy Digital Music Store and sign in 2.Connect your mp3 player to the computer 3.Go to My Account --> Update Track Licenses 4.Transfer a track to your device 5.Disconnect your device and enjoy music on the go!
3. Here is a link to get the Sansa Firmware updater to update the firmware for your device automatically: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 
4. Click on this links if you are asked to synchronize your device with rhapsody? http://reclisten.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/reclisten.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=6606&tabName=tab3 

For others: 
Contact music subscriber for instructions on how to renew as they vary.

SOLUTION 3 - Rename the Windows DRM folder 

NOTE:  The Windows DRM (Digital Rights Management) folder contains licenses for secure media files such as your subscription tracks. 

STEP 1 - Edit the folder options of the PC to show the hidden files      
Windows XP: 
1. Double-click My Computer
2. On the Menu bar, click Tools > Folder Options, and then click the View tab. 
3. Under Hidden files and Folder, click to select Show hidden files and folders
4. Under Hidden files and Folder, click to clear Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 
5. Click Apply, and then OK

Windows Vista: 
1. Double-click Computer
2. Click the Organize button at the upper left corner. 
3. Click Folder and Search options. 
4. Click the View tab and select Show hidden files and folders
5. Click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box. 
6. Click Apply, and then OK

STEP 2 - Rename the DRM folder 
1. Double-click My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > All Users
2. Right-click the DRM folder and select Rename
3. Rename this as OLDDRM
4. Run the subscription service program you are using and renew the licenses to recreate the DRM folder with new licenses. 

STEP 3 - Synchronize your device once more on MTP mode 


SOLUTION 4 -  Format the player under Windows Media Player

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Msc not recognized


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

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