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Sansa e200 won't turn on

Laod main image failed, got in to recovery mode, formatted, now it will not come on.the blue circle lights up but nothing on the screen.

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It failed to use recovery and that updater wants me to connect my mp3 how if all it does is light up that circle. i think i might have deleted a crital system file.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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Re: sansa e200 won't turn on

Load main image failed refers to a bad firmware file on the device. You can download and run this recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Best of Luck.

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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Sansa e200 load main image failed

If this happened after updating your firmware, the Sansa FAQ from here says try this -

03. "Load image failed" appears after updating e200 firmware Applies to the following Operating Systems:
  1. Windows XP, Vista
This error may be caused by the firmware failing to load or the file system is corrupted.
STEP 1 – Reset the player
  1. Press and hold the Power button for approximately 30 seconds.
  2. Turn the player back on.
If the error persists, proceed to steps 2 and 3.
STEP 2 – Connect the player in Recovery Mode
  1. Turn off the player.
  2. Slide the Hold/Lock switch on top of the player so an orange color is showing.
  3. Press and hold the REC button and connect the device to the computer.
  4. A message will appear on the device display screen confirming the connection and a 16MB partition will be viewable in My Computer.
  5. Release the REC button.
STEP 3 – Download and update the firmware
  1. Download the firmware from the Sansa Forum.
  2. Open the zip file
  3. Extract all the firmware files to the 16MB-FORMAT drive.
  4. Disconnect the player.
  5. Slide the Hold switch to the unlock position.
  6. Turn on the player

Dec 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Sansa player wont turn on

To get it in recovery mode. Put the Hold switch into the lock position. Then hold REC and Power for about 10 seconds.

You need to hook up your cable after that and you can reset the firmware.

Nov 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Load main image failed switch to recovery mode

follow the above steps but turn on the power button if nothing is happening. It's the only way I got my e280 to recovery mode

Sep 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa e200 load main image failed

i'm thinking that it has too much info on it, so it ets stuck when you turn it on.

Jul 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 Not reseting

You need to go into Recovery mode: Sansa has one and Windows has one.

Sansa Recovery:Got to Sandisk's downloads section and get the Sansa Recvoery Tool and select e200 series; wrost case scenario if you can't find it here is to search the electronic version of the user's manual on that same website for the word "recovery";

Windows Recovery:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

Jun 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk e260

Try This;

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.

Nov 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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My sansa isnt working.........

bring it back to your sansa e200 retailer.

Dec 04, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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