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Formatting my Sansa e260

I followed one direction in formatting my Sansa e260 player by holding down the rec button while in the hold mode and it went throuhg a series of formatting then it said "key LOCKED, System Shutdown". I thought that's what I did before when it was acting all crazy. Now what do I do next? Appreciate any help. Thanks! - Lost

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#1
Insert your ( memory card , flash disk , cellphone , .... ) into your computer.
#2
Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
#3
Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
#4
In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.
#5
Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place.
#6
Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.

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My computer is not recognising my sansa 4.0.gb


You should make recovery mode on your player then make firmware upgrade.
The recovery mode:
1. On your Sansa player, press and hold the Power/Menu button for 15 seconds to turn the device completely off.
2. Slide the Hold switch so the orange portion shows.
3. On your PC, double-click My Computer
4. On your Sansa player, press and hold the REC button while connecting it to the PC.
5. Release the REC button when a 16MB-FORMAT drive partition appears under My Computer.

If this work, this link helps you to upgrade:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/306

I hope I could help.

Feb 11, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Hi! I have the same problem wich was commented about the refreshing database screen with my sansa e260 v2, but the supposed solution is i have to turn hold button on, then keep pressing rec, then turn mp4...


Recovery Mode: download the update software and install then lock your sansa hold in the rec key on the left at the same time push the menu/power button this will take you to recovery mode then connect to the computer
Start the update software if it doesn't start automatic goto /start /all programs /Sandisk/sansa updater/ sansa updater and start it up manually...
follow instructions on the updater and the sansa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_95hLqZxCHc&feature=related
here is a link to a kid showing you how to goto recovery mode.
Update software from this link..
(http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Installer/1082/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe)
and install the software before you recover

Jun 15, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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How do I get My e260 in recovery mode, it wont even come on?


1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds. 2. Release the Power/Menu button. 3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player. I do not think your model supports the recovery mode but you can try. 1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for 15 seconds to turn the device completely off. 2. Slide the Hold switch so the orange portion shows. 3. On your PC, double-click My computer 4. On your Sansa player, press and hold the REC button while connecting it to the PC. 5. Release the REC button when a 16MB-FORMAT drive partition appears under My Computer. This may not work on your player not sure of the Model cut off.

Jan 16, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My screen is black


Download the Sansa Recovery Tool for the Sansa e200 series and run the official Sansa Recovery Mode

or

Run Windows Recovery Mode

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the REC button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the REC button in. Keep holding the REC 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.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 will not connect to computer


Unplug the Sansa from the computer. Turn it off. Hold in the REC button. Reconnect the Sansa to the computer while holding in the REC button. After 10-15 seconds of continuing to hold in the REC button, a window should pop up saying "Found New Hardware Wizard." Complete the Wizard.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My Sansa 4.0 GB mp3 player keeps saying 'Not enough space for music DM. Please delete 6MB.' It won't detect any music and I have over 2GB still open, so why!?


hi you might need to run a recovery programme or update the firmware to do this then goto the sandisk website and down load the firmware onto your computer or download recovery programme ok
Once you have done this follow these instructions

1 turn mp3 off
2 slide hold/lock to on position
3 press and hold down rec button on left hand side keep held down
4 switch on whilst still holding down rec button on left hand side
5 it should now say recovery mode
once it says this then open the firmware file on your computer and follow instructions also do this if your using the recovery tool from the site.

If you have any problems then let me know ok

Apr 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa Player - Unrecognized USB Device


alrigth it seems like you have formatted the recovery partition
if your sansa are working .. well if it´s starts then you should try
to go into recovery mode by having hold (on) and push rec button while starts the mp4 if it comes into recovery mode there then you can relese the rec button and connect the mp4 to the computer there you should see a device (15-16 mb ) in there it should be a file named : pp5022.mi4 you may try reset your sansa ( change the pp5022.mi4 file) you can download from http://chrisjs.com/PP5022.mi4

if you can´t come into reovery mode you got to do following
take it step by step and carefully read all twice before you starts:
you need to download ubuntu live cd learn more about that on www.ubuntu.com it´s is a open source os it´s free and anyone can change stuffs ect...
then burn ubuntu 7.10 to a cd or dvd
in the iso file i think after burning close the cd
and boot from the live cd with ubuntu so then when using ubuntu (you dont need to install it ) you do this :


There's four files you need to get, plus one you need to create. Copy and paste the following lines:
####
mkdir ~/e200t
cd ~/e200t
wget http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200tool/e200tool
wget http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200tool/i2c-e260.bin
wget http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200/BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
wget http://chrisjs.com/PP5022.mi4
touch sansa.fmt
####

After everything finishes downloading, check the md5sum for each file:
####
md5sum *
####
That should return:

af26eb02fc3454f5264bb028107a2700 BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
d9f946067844e2a24fcbb6cfedb75057 PP5022.mi4
795cc4e75d38284a1460b840fc14967a e200tool
cecb257eeb64ceaae9cb20d9956a0bfc i2c-e260.bin
d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e sansa.fmt

If any of those lines don't match, redownload the file and check the md5sum again.

Then, make the e200tool file executable, switch to root (if you aren't already; enter password if needed), put your Sansa into Manufacturing mode, and program the i2c:
Keep in mind - there seems to be a 15 second timeout for Manu mode, so if you get a -71 error, try again.
####
chmod +x e200tool
sudo su
####
(Put sansa in Manu mode)
####
./e200tool init
./e200tool i2cprogram i2c-e260.bin
####
Also, you can use that i2c file even if you don't have an e260 - they're all the same.

I don't have a working Linux computer at the moment, but I believe at this point you need to turn your Sansa off. Hold power for 15 seconds, then go back to Manu mode.
Next, recover the bootloader to get to recovery mode:
####
./e200tool recover BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
####
When the display turns on, hold the REC button. If you don't get into recovery mode, try again.
Once in Recovery mode, place
i2c-e260.bin, BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom, PP5022.mi4, and sansa.fmt
on the recovery mode drive.

Disconnect the sansa, turn off hold, and it should (hopefully) work. (chris did help me with this )
if you got any problems send a mail to skrap94@hotmail.com and write sansa e200 in top off message and try to say the problem if you got one let me know if you fix it it always fun :D
hopes this helps

Jan 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My sansa e260 stopped working after unsuccessful formatting


I have guys, I just spoke with the Sansa representative. Even if you have Windows Vista, you do not need a drive for e260 given that Vista carries that drivers for it. If you have tried the steps above, but you Sansa still did not format successfully after using the recoverty tool. This is what you do:

Set you Sansa e260 in recovery mode

- set it to hold
- hold rec
- connect to computer while you are holding rec
- device should be now in recovrey mode
- go to my computer
- go to the folder 16B format
- you will see a text file
- don't worry about
- add a new folder and name Sansa.fmt
- wait up to 2 minutes
- message on your device should say formatting
- wait a few minutes for formatting to take place
- stop the device by removing it safely using windows Safely device removal tool on bottom right corner of your screen
- disconneting your Sansa and you should see a message upgrade finished, Sansa has been restored or something like that
- Power your Sansa on, and Bwala!!! your Sansa is back to normal.

Good luck


Dante

Nov 27, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sandisk Sansa e260


u have to wait till the screen will be black. I had the same problem with my sansa. it can lasts 1 or 2 days. after screen is black and then do following: 2. change lock switch to orange position 3. Press and hold rec button (at left side) 4. while pressing the rec button, turn the player on 5. it will appear the boot menu. connect the USB cable and try to continue the firmware 6. if it doesn't work, do a firmware downgrade. download this file: http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe 7. execute the application while in boot mode good luck darek

Apr 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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CAN'T FORMAT


do following: 2. change lock switch to orange position 3. Press and hold rec button (at left side) 4. while pressing the rec button, turn the player on 5. it will appear the boot menu. connect the USB cable and try to continue the firmware 6. if it doesn't work, do a firmware downgrade. download this file: http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe 7. execute the application while in boot mode good luck darek

Mar 26, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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