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My e260 is saying "load main image failed switch to recovery mode" what that means

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Load main image failed, this is a firmware error, (this does not have software like a computer)

Recovery mode, the player tried to recover from the error.

The player has firmware updates that where put out by the MFG because of problems.

You have to read the manual, carefully and follow it to the T.
because you need to update the firmware on the player.

This is there website.


http://kb.sandisk.com/app/home

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Load main image failed, Switch to recovery mode"

If it still plugs in and works properly, you can try to format it or try to update its firmware with the firmware updater that you can download from sandisk.com and then click on download.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: "Load main image failed. Switch to Recovery mode"

read this thread!
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?p=63513

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

ThaMp3Doctor
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SOURCE: SanDisk e260

The volume + method listed below is the recovery method - you can somtimes substitute REC for volume +:

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 28, 2008

mikethompson
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SOURCE: where have SANSA E260's drivers

Update the firmware of the player.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

poly_morph
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SOURCE: Recovery mode?

i havent encountered that specific problem, nor have i seen an option for recovery mode. My best suggestion is to go to the source and download again. http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_e200/faqs look to the right hand side for download options.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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