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SanDisk e130 - died after firmware upgrade failed

From some web browsing I gather that the e130 will handle 2Gb SD cards so I got one but it wouldn't work - I guessed that maybe I needed a firmware upgrade so ...
I tried to upgrade the firmware in my e130 using sansa-2.0.0.01e.exe and got an 'upgrade failed' message and now it won't turn on at all.
I've tried re-running the upgrade and it goes into 'Recovery mode ready' and fails with that as well.
Is there anything I can do to get this working again?

(I've tried the - remove battery for 5 min etc. fix but no go so far)

I'll hate to lose this beast as SWMBO and I both have (had) SD capable MP3 players so we could swap cards when we are on holiday.

Alan

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  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    2gb card recognized but playing anything on it or not picking up music from there.

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Hi there

Always make use of an XP Operating system when updating your Firmware. I tried several hours with Vista to no avail. Brain wave then came through me, and I tried an XP machine, woza, and fixed.

XP XP XP XPX XPXPX XPXPXPXPX!!!

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

Try re-formatting the player (FAT) , run the upgrade, and format your 2gb card to FAT as well. Should work.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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ok, for everyone with e130 "keeps getting an I/O device error, only language screen, than something about 4MB memory..." problem, I just spend six hours of my life trying to solve it and fix my dad's e130 and I succeeded ;)

so, step by step, how EXACTLY I did it:

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txsnowwolf@yahoo.com

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1) Have you tried to read the SD card with a card reader (without the Sansa)?
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