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Formatting OK, I read the User Manual for the Sansa e250. It mention Format as an option, and which seemed to be around the settings menu, but I never was able to find this option. I need to format my device back to factory settings; no music, videos, pics, nothing. I have tried a couple of tricks but nothing seems to get the job done right. Ayudame! Porfavor. Please, any suggestions would help.

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    Kevin Brookes Feb 08, 2008

    Thanks for the advice, but already tried a and b. For some reason, the Format is gone, which kinda sucks. I have done the recovery tool, and it didn't seem to do much, but I will try again. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Kevin Brookes Feb 08, 2008

    I appreciate everying thing that you are doing and can do. And yes, by all means get assistance. Thanks so much. Cheerio!

  • Kevin Brookes
    Kevin Brookes Feb 08, 2008

    That is perfect thank you.

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Hi,

If for some reason the Format option is gone, then perhaps some of the firmware or settings have been drastically changed or worst, corrupted.

A couple of things you can try:
a. do a soft reset - press on the Power/Menu for 15 seconds;
b. do a full settings reset - Main Menu/Settings/Reset All;
c. do a Format - Main Menu/Settings/Format but all in the internal memory will be erased;

If the above will not work, you can also try:
1. download and run in your PC Sansa Connect Recovery Tool
2. read the How to use the Sansa Connect Recovery Tool and follow the instructions carefully;
3. doing #1 will erase the corrupted files, unfortunately so with everything else. It will then restore the device software to an uncorrupted state.

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

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Feb 08, 2008

    Hi again,

    I understand and really hope we can figure something out. With your permission, I would be asking a tech buddy to assist, hopefully he would be in a better position to provide assistance.

    Cheers.

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    Louie Role Feb 08, 2008

    Just bringing you uptodate. Left a message for my tech buddy (computerrep ) to post here. I have no doubt that he will be able to resolve your concern since he is with the firm that manufactured your unit.

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    Louie Role Feb 09, 2008

    With the indulgence of computerrep, I am taking the liberty of providing the link to his solution to a slightly similar problem.

    Should this be corrective, it would be appropriate that he be credited for solving the problem.

    Thanks for using Fixya.

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