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Sansa e250 don't starts\boot's

My sansa e250 started to f#c# up i didnt play my songs .. and i didnt get the idea of search on google... for solutions so i toke it with my own hands and formatted the s... but i did a big misstake i didnt know the small partitions purpose well im not the smartest guy in the world so i did format all to one ntfs partition.. i need help!!

i can't come to the recovery mode and when i connect my sansa e250 to my computer(i dont know if it's in any special mode rigth now) it comes a window that tell's me it's a new usb device and i it needs some drivers..... 1. its no drivers at the cd 2. i got windows xp and vista and i use ubuntu to so if i just get a way to connect the mp3 to the computer i guess i can fix it by my own but HEEEEELP!!

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  • johan jollens
    johan jollens Jan 18, 2008

    any one knows any software tht can serch for devices ... on my computer

  • johan jollens
    johan jollens Jan 24, 2008

    i am going crazy !!! heelp i need music im seriously

  • johan jollens
    johan jollens Jan 26, 2008

    didn´t i read? i cant connect the player i did formatt it so now i can´t see the device on the computer .. it doesn´t mount to any of my os i been trying kubuntu ubuntu open suse vista and xp
    i got the mostly of the softwares and firmwares i know how it works now after some hours reading but i cant come to my player and formatt it (i can´t come to recover mode)

  • johan jollens
    johan jollens Feb 01, 2008

    well now i still got same problem i can´t get the computer to see my sansa e250 but i did fix it so now the partitions are rigth.. but there is no firmware in them..

  • johan jollens
    johan jollens Feb 03, 2008

    well i been fixed this now

  • johan jollens
    johan jollens Feb 07, 2008

    one named chris helped me... but some days later i dropped it .. and it did brick the display

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First:
recovery mode is this: put the hold lock on to the orange tab, then hold the record button down and plug in while you are holding the record button and wait for it to say RECOVERY MODE on the player....

Now here is the file you need:
http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe

save this file to your desktop

now right click on the file and save

go to mycomp and the player will be listed as MB

right click and paste the files on player

unplug player and it will self format in FAT32

never format in any other capacity regardless of what the "geniuses" say on the boards...

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your songs maby aren´t in rigth .... are you using mp3\wma songs look so they aren´t any other... well if it don´t helps you you can do 2 things leave it back to store and get help there or try rockbox www.rockbox.org
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