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Old 04-29-2007, 04:15 PM
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Default Automatic Sansa Recovery

I take no responsibility for the usefulness of this program or what can possibly happen to the player if something goes wrong but I used WinZip self extractor and made a Sansa recovery program all you do is run it and it copies the appropriate files to the 16MB-FORMAT this will help if you get the load main image failed please switch to recovery mode but read the instructions first

To use this you put your player in recovery mode
To put in recovery mode
1. Turn player off
2. Put the hold switch on
3. Hold record and plug in USB cable
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To run program
1. Download the file here http://rapidshare.com/files/28649402...OVERY.exe.html
2. Run it
3. Select 16MB-FORMAT
3. Click unzip
4. Unplug Sansa E200 series
5. Turn hold off
6. Wait for it to reboot
7. Reload tunes

You can follow the same directions for the R series now too
Do the same as above only get the program for the "R" series here
http://rapidshare.com/files/29178834...overy.exe.
Now you can remove the hebrew firmware with the Sansa recovery tool too
Just download this file
http://rapidshare.com/files/34127000...OVERY.exe.html
Boot into recovery mode
Run the program being sure to select the 16MB-PARTITION as the drive to copy files too
Safe remove the player after running the program
Turn off hold
Unplug and wait for it to reboot
WARNING DOING THIS WILL FORMAT YOUR PLAYER. YOU HAVE TO COPY YOUR SONGS BACK ON AFTER DOING THIS


If you want to just format the player without having to downgrade the firmware use this.
Switch to recovery mode and copy this file to it http://files-upload.com/214596/sansa.fmt.html
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:54 PM
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OK guys try it out tell me what you think
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:12 PM
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sorry I'm not just gonna try it out with no need to
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:14 PM
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It will force format your player and downgrade the firmware
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:58 PM
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Cruleworld is wise. But I will keep this in mind for the next time I screw up my player. Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:04 PM
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No problem it didn't take that long to do (where's a really happy smiley when you need one)
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:39 PM
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What exactly does it do? Is it just a zipped mi4 file? I would be rather hesitant copying unknown files while in recovery mode. That's how sansa's get bricked.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:52 PM
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Is this happy enough?
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:03 AM
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It's a zipped MI4 file the zipped bootloader and the zipped sansa.fmt so n00bs with bricked players won't have to constantly ask for help recovering
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:06 AM
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Assuming it works, that should be useful for most people. Nice Job.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:54 AM
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It does work only reason why I did it was cuz my player was acting up, showing load main image failed switch to recovery mode. So I made something to copy the files for me so I wouldn't have to download them everytime
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:10 PM
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hmmm... copying off my ultimate fix, are we? lol just kidding- great program!
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:32 PM
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I made your ultimate fix easier so people don't have to constantly download firmware each time they brick there players

Maybe I will make one to remove the hebrew firmware
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yeah, im just kiddin'. its all good
once again, awesome idea for a program!
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I used it today while uninstalling Rockbox. It was convenient, and easy to use. Thank you!
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:25 PM
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It was pretty simple to do I downloaded a previous version of the firmware and zipped the bootloader and the sansa.fmt along with the MI4 file
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thanks a ton for this, just grabbed a bricked e280 off ebay for cheap, ran it and now i have a working e280 not bad for a $15 investment.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:16 PM
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thanks a ton for this, just grabbed a bricked e280 off ebay for cheap, ran it and now i have a working e280 not bad for a $15 investment.
You are smart. I made a comment the other day about it being almost impossible to actually brick a player. Usually it is just that the user doesn't know how to fix it.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:22 PM
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Default R series recovery program done

The instructions are the same for the R series to get into recovery mode just run the program and all should be well
Let me know how it works out
http://rapidshare.com/files/29178834...overy.exe.html
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:52 PM
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Default Help! Still not working!

I did what you said for my Sansa e260R and I can't get it to get off of "Load main image failed. Switch to recovery mode". I've gone through all the steps 5 or 6 times with the same problem. When I tried updating directly through Rhapsody I got the message "SCSI Cmd #2d" on the Sansa, but it stayed that way all afternoon long. Any idea on what I can do to get my player to start working again?

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