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Old 07-03-2008, 04:08 AM
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Default Just fixed my bricked c250 v1! Easy method!

I tried all sorts of things to fix this, but it never would boot up past the intro screen. That's the one that shows the funky looking lizard on it. I could do the thing where you lock the lock button, and hold down the record button, then power it up, and plug in the usb cable. It would then show that 16mb-format folder, with the version.txt file. However, copying over the sansa.fmt, or the firmware files, and then rebooting, didn't get it past that intro screen, even though it said it reloaded. Finally, I found a hint on the Rockbox forums, for a "secret" diagnostic mode. Here's how you get into it:

To get into Diag mode (not the same as recovery mode):

Power off
Turn ON lock/hold switch so it shows the orange
Hold down the "DOWN" BUTTON
Press menu/on while still holding "down" button

It now boots into the diag mode, and rotates between a bunch of choices. I let go of the down button, and it grabbed the format choice, and asked me to confirm. I pressed the center select button, and it said: "now formating". Once it finished, I rebooted it, and it came up to the Language selections screen! Everything now works, and I'm quite happy!!

Perhaps this will work for others, I certainly hope so. Good luck
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