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Load main failed switch to recovery mode

While i ma charging the same model (sandisk sansa e260 in my lap top, after few timmes the set shows like the "load main failed switch to recovery mode", I don't know how to solve this proble. please help me

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It didn't work
it never gave me the choice to format
what do i do?

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Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted. You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool. - Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds) - slide the hold switch into "hold" position. - Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer. Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted. Best of Luck.

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