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Old 10-16-2007, 10:55 AM
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Hello. I tried to format my Sansa on a Mac OS X Tiger, but not having done it before, I accidentally erased everything :S . I didnt find ,,format'' solution from the Disk Utility window, so I thought that ,,erase'' is the same thing. Now, when i turn it on, the wheel just shines blue and that's it. No image on the screen, and if i connect it to the computer, it doesnt show up. Is it hopeless now?
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:41 AM
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did you try place the player into recovery mode? to see if it will go ?
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:11 PM
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did you try place the player into recovery mode? to see if it will go ?
How can I do that?
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:22 PM
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you would would have to bring the player over to a xp machine and call the help desk so the can sent you some files to help the player come back normal it works cause i killed my player but was able to bring it back.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:23 PM
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but anyways when on the xp system. you would turn off the player but the hold switch on the hold the power key and record key down at the same time then the srceen of the player should say "welcome to recovery mode" at this point the player is in recovery mode. hope it helps~!
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:10 PM
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the recovery mode doesnt work on mine.... ill try the warranty tomorrow
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:35 PM
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then try calling the sandisk help desk~!
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:37 PM
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the recovery mode doesnt work on mine.... ill try the warranty tomorrow
What do you mean by it didn't work? How did you try to get into recovery mode?

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:41 PM
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1. turn off the player
2. Turn on the hold switch
3. hold the power key and the record key down at the same time

The srceen at this point should say welcome to recovery mode~
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:04 PM
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1. turn off the player
2. Turn on the hold switch
3. hold the power key and the record key down at the same time

The srceen at this point should say welcome to recovery mode~
Doing this, the player does nothing. It just has the blue scrollwheel still being blue, and the screen totally blank. I guess I ,,bricked'' it... I took it to the warranty today, im just gonna wait and see what they'll tell me. In the meantime, im gonna buy a used, cheap iPod I think
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:51 PM
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Heya. So I took the Sansa to the warranty and started waiting. Yesterday I got a call from the store, that my Sansa is back. I went to the store, and they told me that they replaced my Sansa for a new one So guys, everyone who has a bricked Sansa, just send it to the warranty and you'll get a new one

Btw: Maybe it helped that I said ,,I dont know how it broke, it just went blank and thats all''
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:38 PM
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It just has the blue scrollwheel still being blue, and the screen totally blank.
That's how manufacturing mode looks. Connect it to your computer, and use e200tool to recover the bootloader:

./e200tool recover [bl].rom
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:55 PM
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what is the "warrenty"?
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:29 PM
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what is the "warrenty"?
Well, information on a warranty can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warranty

e200 warranty: http://209.85.207.104/search?q=cache...t=firefox-a#33
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That's how manufacturing mode looks. Connect it to your computer, and use e200tool to recover the bootloader:

./e200tool recover [bl].rom
Where can you find the ./e200tool recover [bl].rom ? I reformatted mine with Linux and now it's totally bricked. I formatted as fat32. I called support but they claim that you just hook it up to an XP computer and supposedly it will find the device and put it into the recovery mode, but so far all I get is a black screen and blue ring light.

The Sansa is telling me that that player is fried, but it worked perfecty the day before. It's not burned out, but the software is screwed up. They won't do anything for me because my player is over a year old.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:17 PM
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You can find info here: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=22253
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Where can you find the ./e200tool recover [bl].rom ?
Here:

http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/mi4.html

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I reformatted mine with Linux and now it's totally bricked. I formatted as fat32. I called support but they claim that you just hook it up to an XP computer and supposedly it will find the device and put it into the recovery mode, but so far all I get is a black screen and blue ring light.
It sound like you try to format the 16MB hidden partition- this is definitely a no, no. I have formatted the data partion under Linux many times with no problems.

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Where can you find the ./e200tool recover [bl].rom ? I reformatted mine with Linux and now it's totally bricked. I formatted as fat32. I called support but they claim that you just hook it up to an XP computer and supposedly it will find the device and put it into the recovery mode, but so far all I get is a black screen and blue ring light.
Don't bother with Sandisk's tech support.
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The Sansa Sandisk is telling me that that player is fried, but it worked perfecty the day before. It's not burned out, but the software is screwed up. They won't do anything for me because my player is over a year old.
It's not fried, it just doesn't know what to do. It's basically the same as zero'ing out the entire hard disk (dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda [don't do that]) - the computer still boots, only up until the point where it tries to load the OS, at which point it would return an error. Same here, except the error "message" is the blue ring.

Following that analogy, you need to rewrite the bootloader and firmware to the Sansa so it knows what to boot.

Try executing lsusb - if it shows a PortalPlayer device, you also wiped the I2c.
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Don't bother with Sandisk's tech support.


It's not fried, it just doesn't know what to do. It's basically the same as zero'ing out the entire hard disk (dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda [don't do that]) - the computer still boots, only up until the point where it tries to load the OS, at which point it would return an error. Same here, except the error "message" is the blue ring.

Following that analogy, you need to rewrite the bootloader and firmware to the Sansa so it knows what to boot.




Try executing lsusb - if it shows a PortalPlayer device, you also wiped the I2c.
Okay, some good news:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0781:0720 SanDisk Corp. Sansa C200 series in recovery mod

It's there, what should I do now?

I tried this:

root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansPatcher# ./sansapatcher.htm
sansapatcher v0.3 with v2 bootloader - (C) Dave Chapman 2006-2007
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

[INFO] Scanning disk devices...
[ERR] No E200s found, aborting
[ERR] Please connect your sansa and ensure it is in UMS mode
[ERR] Please refer to the Rockbox manual if you continue to have problems.

Press ENTER to exit sansapatcher :
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansPatcher#

As you can see it apparently is not in the correct mode.

Okay, now I found this page:

http://www.2plus2equal5.org/index.ph...ver-sansa-e2x0

Is my player in the manufacturing mode presently? (Blue Light - Black blank Screen)

root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansPatcher# e200tool.htm
bash: e200tool.htm: command not found
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansPatcher# e200tool
bash: e200tool: command not found
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansPatcher#

What is the exact command to launch the e200tool?

Here is my SansPatcher directory:
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansPatcher# ls -l
total 5824
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 392248 2008-03-14 15:27 BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 29073 2008-03-14 15:25 e200tool.htm
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 8192 2008-03-14 15:27 i2c-e260.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 5420032 2008-03-14 15:28 PP5022.mi4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jl jl 82628 2008-03-14 15:08 sansapatcher.htm



I just renamed the directory to make it more consistent:
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansaPatcher# ls -l
total 5824
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 392248 2008-03-14 15:27 BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 29073 2008-03-14 15:25 e200tool.htm
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 8192 2008-03-14 15:27 i2c-e260.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 jl jl 5420032 2008-03-14 15:28 PP5022.mi4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jl jl 82628 2008-03-14 15:08 sansapatcher.htm


I tried this but it doesn't work:
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansaPatcher# ./e200tool init
bash: ./e200tool: No such file or directory
root@siduxlinux:/home/jl/SansaPatcher#
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Have you took a look at the link I sent?
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