Question about SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Plz help =(::::::::::

Ok i got my sansa 250 for my b day and like two days after i got it i was putting music on it and when i tryed to listen to it they said they were bad tracks ok i wanted to get rid of them so i looked online on how and this one person said i had to reformat so i looked on how too and then downloaded the stuff to do it well i did what they told me and now when i turn it on its says main image failed Switching to recovery mode is there anything i can do to save it or is a brick now thanks in advance for the help and listening to my long post =3

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    Ryu Darkside Apr 23, 2007

    thank you it did =3 thank you so much

  • connorkill Mar 10, 2008

    ok well i have the exact same problem as the other dude and when i clicked on the link to download the thingy it sais the site ** longer exists and sent me to a**ther sansa site and yea :S i dont k**w what to do anymore :(



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Hi Blkmage. It seems that your E250 is experiencing some system errors due after the format due to some bad tracks on the player. Try 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 "E250r". I'm hoping you have the standard E250. Switch your Sansa E250 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 E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E250 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 E250 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 E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": 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 E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. Hoping it works out for your player. Syd :)

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