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Recovery mode ive been encountering problems with my sansa e280, everytime i tried to add/delete a song error occur, so i try to reformat it but it says that format cannot be completed then i remove the device to the computer then suddenly its not working i tried to shut it down but when i tried to open it it says loading image failed switch to recovery mode. but how do i switch it to recovery mode?help me please..thanks

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    but how do i switch it to recovery mode?help me please..thanks

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Recovery mode won't help you unless you have the recovery files to go with it. Most likely you will need to re-install the firmware on to the device. Download this "recovery tool" from the SanDisk website and run it with your device connected in recovery mode. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. Tool is here; http://sandisk.com/assets/file/downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe Recovery mode - power off device. Slide "hold" switch into hold position. Press and hold "record" button and then connect to PC.(keep record button pressed until after connected to pc) Hope this helps.

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http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1532

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