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SanDisk Sansa e260 freezes on boot.

Sansa e260 freezes on boot. I had just re-installed the firmware in recovery mode to fix another problem, and now it wont boot past the SanDisk logo splash.

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  • muphinsrok Sep 05, 2009

    Bottom right says: "Model: e260" which I assume means v1. I've tried multiple times and getting the message "Load main image failed Switch to Recovery mode."

  • muphinsrok Sep 05, 2009

    That's what I'm doing. Recovery mode goes through reading the main image, writing it, completing the process, rebooting, and then telling me it cannot load the main image.

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You may have downloaded the wrong firmware.... Firmwares- Version 1 Version 2
Download the correct version or else it will render your device useless.
Version can be found on the back plate at botton right..

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

  • anujtaluka
    anujtaluka Sep 05, 2009

    You're supposed to unzip the files and then put the unzipped files directly in the root directory of the player if thats wat u're not already doing.

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When i power it up it is reading at the top of the screen load main image failed switch to recovery mode then it just freezes


Download the software after you run the link below ....Put check next to converter/firmware update/Manual download...Go to your start menu programs go to sansa choose Sansa updater follow instructions.......(http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Installer/1082/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe) here is the link After installation connect your sansa......recovery mode lock the sansa hold center button in and push and hold the start/menu button until recovery mode....Also make sure you are connected to a 2.0 usb the back of the computer is best (the motherboard).... USB mode located on the sansa if asked to change to MSC goto menu press enter scroll to settings press enter scroll to usb mode press enter scroll to msc press enter press menu.....Connect should auto start sansa software..... Sansa software/driver Updates firmware follow instructions Downloads manual Downloads converter

Dec 21, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 will not power up


Okay what you do for this is hold down the power button for 20-25 seconds or so. This will reset your Sansa e260 and then it will power up like normal. I have had this problem before. If that doesn't work then I don't know what will.

Feb 02, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 firmware


Mine was a bit more FUBAR I guess. I have a Sansa e260. I had rockbox on it, went to switch back to the firmware. Uninstalled rockbox and on reboot... the e260 was refreshing the database and then came to a frozen green screen.

My e260 was already in MSC mode. I did the steps above but was still stuck.

The solution that worked was one posted by "Slaughter" on anythingbutipod.

The ultimate fix for all e2xx v1 problems - Format, enter recovery mode, downgrade firmware Link (you'll need to format the drive), reinstall newest firmware via newest Sansa Updater, reload tunes.


Dec 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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How to get the firmware needed for recovery mode and install it in recovery mode


Go to this page
http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_view/faqs

then click on the first option
01. Sansa player freezes on the “Refreshing Database” screenfollow the steps and thisshould hopefully fix your problem.

Oct 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 freeze


Try this;

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe

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.

Oct 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa freezing


Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe

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.

Oct 11, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Rockbox Firmware not installing after recovery mode on player


The firmware instal intructions quite clearly tell you NOT to attempt to instal Rockbox in recovery mode. You must have it in MSC mode.

Aug 02, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Snasa e260 wont load up


Hi. Your Sansa E260 might be encountering some system errors and would need a Firmware re-flash by setting it to its recovery mode. Try this: RECOVERY MODE Switch your Sansa E260 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 E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E260 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 E260 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 E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl... 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 player to keep resetting. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. If not, try to repeat steps 1-4 again. I hope this helps. The E260 is a great player.

Apr 10, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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HELP ME PLEASE!!!


Hi Alina. Seems like oyur Sansa E260 is experiencing some system errors. Here's a procedure you could try -- it's setting your player to the Recovery Mode and re-flashing its firmware. I hope this helps: RECOVERY MODE Switch your Sansa E260 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 E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E260 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 E260 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 E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl... 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 E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully. If not, try steps 1-4 again

Mar 24, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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