Question about SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Recovery mode and USB2.0 mode

My Sansa Rhapsody e250r does not start since about 4 months... I haven't been able to find a solution to this problem, other than sending it back...
I think it's the same problem:
When I plugged it to add music, it asked me to run some Firmware Update and I accepted it
I "updated" my Sansa and it never worked again!
Whenever I turn it on, I keep getting the same message: "Load main image failed" "Switch to Recovery mode" and when I do so, it says "Enter USB2.0 mode"
I have no idea how to do that, given that I can't access the main menu
I have also tried downloading the firmware at http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downloads/firmware/e200fw01.00.12.exe
and followed the (apparently famous) 7 steps and nothing! Everytime I do the whole "firmware update" thing, it just seems to take no time at all. The player screen shows a bunch of things that the Sansa is suppossed to be doing, but it just doesn't seem to do anything at all.
I repeated that process for about 20 times...
Does anyone have a different solution to this?? Other than sending the bloody device back to where I bought it???

If you do, please let me know!!!

thank you VERY much!

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I keep trying to run thehttp://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl...
    thing, but every time I do I get Error! The downloaded image is not compatible with the connected device.

  • blondegirl Mar 03, 2008

    i have the same problem....the same happens in recovery mode and in regular mode my screen when turned on just keeps flashing the "SanDisk" logo screen and then fades out white before flashing the same thing over again.

  • gcesar9 Apr 01, 2008

    how to fix my sansa e250 its say recovery mode

  • duckdockers Jan 22, 2009

    alguien que me diga como revivier mi sansa e250 por que borre todo el sitema y solo se quedo la pantalla en negro

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    My Denon S-5 DAB wireless music system keeps crashes and will not respond. It will "com back t life" for no apparent reason, work normally for a while then the process repeats. I have been advised that this could be a firmware update problem

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My sansa sandisk e200 was plug to the pc i then remove it and plug another device.when i later power it on all it could display "refresh database".also i fix it to the pc another problem is "recovery mode and usb2.0 msd mods"

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