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Repeating Screen HELP

It goes to its sandisk boot screen then turns white then black and then goes back to the boot screen

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Re: Repeating Screen HELP

I got mine to work.  This may only be applicable to the e200R (RHAPSODY) version of the Sansa.  

Step 1:  Follow this link first and follow the directions:

I didn't know where to get the ROM file so I left it out (I only created the sansa.fmt file got the MI4 file).  That brings me to...

Step 2:  Follow this link if you get a "Load main image failed Switch to recovery mode" error message:

It's very important that on step 8, after you turn it off and it is beginning to reboot, that you reset the Hold button so that it isn't showing orange anymore.  

Not as hard as it seems!

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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try doing this and let me know if it goes into recovery mode
1. with mp3 off slide the hold button to on so it locks
2.hold down record button on left hand side and keep held down
3. whilst holding record turn mp3 on still hold down record it should now be in recovery mode if your mp3 player gets this far then it can be fixed.
Once in recovery mode goto sandisk site and you need to goto downloads and download latest firmware for your make and model once downloaded it will talk you through how to istall this onto your mp3 player if you have any problems let me know ok

Feb 11, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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White screen

i suggest you to format it than it will work as the first time.

Feb 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My sansa wont boot up

Re - Format Your sansa drive

Dec 13, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My sansa wont boot up

The best results that I have had were to hold the power button for about 15 seconds. ( if you only hold it for 3 seconds it goes into sleep mode). This shuts the device off. Then restart it.

Dec 12, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Frozen sansa e260

After calling SanDisk Tech Support, I was told this indicates a corrupted file. To fix the player do the following: (NOTE!!! This will put you into recovery mode and reformat your player and erase EVERYTHING from the player! You will have to reload everything once it's fixed!)
1. Make sure the player is off. If you are in the loop with the SanDisk screen/white screen, press and hold your power button (bottom left corner of player) and hold it until it turns off...may be 30 seconds or so. Lock the player by sliding the button on the top of the player toward the headphone jack so you see yellow/orange to the left of the tab/button.
2. Press and hold the record button on the left side of the player WHILE pressing the power button to turn it on. You should now enter recovery mode. Watch the screen and it'll ask you to plug the USB cable in. A box should pop up on your computer screen (does in Windows XP) that's called "16MB Format." If it doesn't pop up, go into "my computer" and look for this. Double click on it to open it up.
3. With the 16MB Format screen/box opened, put your cursor on a blank part of that screen inside the box and right click to create a new folder. Select "new" and create a new folder and name the folder "sansa.fmt"
4. Close the 16MB Format box
5. Unplug your player and watch the screen. It should soon say "reformatting..." Let it sit and it will finish and shut itself off.
6. Unlock the player by sliding the lock tab on the top of the player to the left so you don't see the orange.
7. Press the power button and turn the player on. Select your language and you should be good to go and ready to reload your music and pics. It worked for me and I hope it works for you! :o)

Dec 07, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Problem with black screen and white lines

You need to determine if your player is the Rhapsody version or not.

To find this, check the back of the device for the word RHAPSODY, or a letter R after the model number (i.e. - e250R)

The software is different and you should clarify which one it is before we continue.

You can "add to the question" with your answers and ill reply.

Best of Luck.

Oct 31, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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