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E250 How do i downGrade

Recently i upgraded my E 250 and after that it gets stuck at the refresh database screen and if it does get past no songs show up i have checked to make sure songs where there and tried on different computers i also can not delete the songs. someone told me i should down grade it is this true and if so how do i do it . PLEASE HELP. Thanks

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  • Donald Owens
    Donald Owens Nov 25, 2008

    what do you mean black file

  • Donald Owens
    Donald Owens Nov 25, 2008

    Thanks Alot it fixed me right up

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Recovery mode:
first, Create a blank file with filename "sansa.fmt", put the player to recovery mode this way = you have to enable the hold key then plug it to your computer while holding the record button. you may release it after you see 'welcome the recovery mode'.

Then drag-drop this file, the file will tell the device to format itself after you unplug it

Hope this help, if so please leave rating

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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • joeykey Nov 25, 2008

    create a blank file, use notepad and name it sansa.fmt, make sure that at the file type change it to all files, otherwise it will create a file named sansa.fmt.txt.....Once you create this file use it like I mentioned in the previous post.



    let me know if you have issues

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