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It wont turn on

Hi my sansa e260 isnt working. When I turn it on it shows the sandisk thing but then it just says load main image failed switch to recovery mode. how do i switch to recovery mode? what can i do to fix it?

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  • isabel espinoza Apr 22, 2007

    thanks it really workred!

  • eMoNM Jun 03, 2008

    when i tried what u said, a window came up as," No valid device appears to be connected. Please connect a valid device. WARNING: Please connect your e200 series MP3 player in MSC mode. To go to "MSC" mode, in your device, go to "settings"> "USB Mode"> "MSC". i can't get to my settings to do that so what do i do next?!

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    njn

  • verbalkent26 Oct 08, 2008

    When I turn on my the mp3 player it states"Load main image failed, switch to recovery mode" and wont go any further.

  • mayo3032 Oct 09, 2008

    Hi my sansa e260 isnt working. When I turn it on it shows the sandisk thing but then it just says load main image failed switch to recovery mode. how do i switch to recovery mode? what can i do to fix it?

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I would like to offer this solution, but this solution is only meant for the "Standard" E200 players (there are 2 types of E200 players -- the Standard E200 and the "Rhapsody" players, indicated with an "r" after the E200 such as "E260r". I'm hoping you have the standard E260. Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode: 1. Make sure the player is powered off 2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface 3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button. 4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above) 6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6. Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe Step 2: Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred which caused the "Load Main Image Failed" notification in the first place. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. Step 5: Enjoy using your Sansa E260, just like I do. (I love this player)

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    Sydney Reinstine Apr 23, 2007

    If your player displays a "Low Battery", then go ahead and re-charge it first on your computer's USB port before performing the steps I outlined earlier.
    For best results, charge the player for 2-3 hours (this is the time it takes to fully charge the player after the battery has drained out)

  • aggierodg Nov 04, 2010

    Thank you very much! Your instructions were very easy to understand and my sansa is now working perfectly! I've had the thing for four years and i thought it was time to let go, but i guess not :)

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Pressing these two bottons dosen't do anything ........

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HEY SYD

THX I OWE U 1

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

THANX!!!! I own you ;)

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I had this problem, when i tried to add music to my player it showed that was an error in the file or something, then when i was trying to erase something it showed " device is disconnected" so this worked for me =] thanks syd! by the way youre so preety =] and i would like to know why this problem happens?

Posted on May 30, 2007

Solution #3 tahnk u so very much it worked like magic!!!!!!!

Posted on May 26, 2007

My Sansa e260 was restarting (rebooting) repeatedly. I followed the instructions above and it worked like a charm. Thanks.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007

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