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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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Re: sansa e250 don't starts\boot's

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:

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...

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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From initial appearances, it would seem that you are running out of disk space with your Sansa e250. Should this have happened, there is a strong possibility that the filing system would also have been corrupted. The best would be to reformat and/or perhaps even to re-install the firmware. This is so as to start fresh/anew.

Incidentally, computerrep, anoother resident expert is with Sansa/Sandisk, you may have better luck with his able assistance. In a similar concern, he has posted this solution.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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