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Format Ok, i have a sansa E260R and im trying to format it because when i turn it on it just freezes at the second loading screen. Ive tried the sandisk format program and it always says "Uable to view version code" or somthing like that. Help please?!?!

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  • himkak Feb 07, 2008

    I am having a sansa e260, i am not able to format it. How can i do that?

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The error is because, that program only works with the non-Rhapsody versions. You need to manually create a format text document. It rather lengthy to explain the steps. If you call technical support they can send it to you. SanDisk Technical Support 1-866-726-3475 Best of Luck.

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

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