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Old 01-30-2008, 08:52 PM
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Just a technical curiosity here...

IF you use MSC mode (or don't mind switching over to it for a second), please look in your Clip's root directory; you will see a file named "version.sdk".

You can open this file in any text editor, such as Notepad, or Word. Don't worry, you can't hurt anything.

It should read something like this:

Code:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE

Product: Express
FW: V01.01.20A
Region: Americas
Questions I have are:

1.) Does anyone's say something other than "Express"? Like "Clip"??

2.) Does your Region say other than "Americas" and if so, what's the FW version reported?

BTW don't bother trying to edit it, as the Clip will just overwrite it when it... notices.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:49 PM
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Just a technical curiosity here...

IF you use MSC mode (or don't mind switching over to it for a second), please look in your Clip's root directory; you will see a file named "version.sdk".

You can open this file in any text editor, such as Notepad, or Word. Don't worry, you can't hurt anything.

It should read something like this:

Code:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE

Product: Express
FW: V01.01.20A
Region: Americas
Questions I have are:

1.) Does anyone's say something other than "Express"? Like "Clip"??

2.) Does your Region say other than "Americas" and if so, what's the FW version reported?

BTW don't bother trying to edit it, as the Clip will just overwrite it when it... notices.

Thanks in advance...
Funny how it says do not edit or delete this file, because when you delete it, it just comes back
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:06 AM
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Mine also reads:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE
Product: Express
FW: V01.01.20A
Region: Americas

I wonder if this FW would actually run on my "Express." It would be a big improvement.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:28 AM
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Same here (bought in France, with radio).
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:33 AM
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Well, seems to depend what firmware suffix you use. I dropped a m300p.bin and m300e.bin on it, and got this:

Code:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE

Product: Express
FW: V01.01.20P
Region: Americas
Code:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE

Product: Express
FW: V01.01.20E
Region: Americas
Seems that whole product and region thing is unused (or useless)...
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:18 AM
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My thoughts exactly. It is a fact that all regions use the same FW file (except for that letter code thang) and that the text we are reading can be written out by the FW, if the file is missing.

The static text is hardcoded in the FW and appears to be the same for all regions, so if the file originally said "Europe" or anything else, it would be re-written as "Americas" if deleted...I'm 100% sure that a firmware update rewrites this file also because the dynamic text changes (the FW version and letter code).

Still need some more samples, hopefully someone will post their findings on a virgin Clip (before any FW upgrades) from another region...
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:49 PM
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My "French" Clip had 1.01.11F as original firmware version, and it was "Region: Americas" anyway.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:04 PM
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Same thing on mine, agreed that all regions use the same FW file, except for their country code.

Code:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE

Product: Express
FW: V01.01.20A
Region: Americas

Edit: FYI, I just checked the e200v1 and here's it:
Code:
#DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE THIS FILE

Product: e260
FW: 01.02.18A
Region: America
Build Date: 2006.11.03
Serial: 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000....
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:48 AM
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So it looks like the Clip's firmware may have been based on the Express', and Sandisk just never bothered to change the string?
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