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Load image failed,

I installed that firmware you mentioned but is giving the error " version information is not found" someone giving some steps, in that they mentioned change MTP to MSC mode" but i am unable to see the menu. how can i change it. i am from india. we dont have service points here. please help me.

suresh.thiruveedi@gmail.com please mail me the details

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Try the volume + method, and see if the screen will relight. If it does, then you can change the mode in the menu.

Worst case: use the manual (available from Sansa's website - e200 series) - and do a blind menu fix - you will have to move the up and down buttons precisely, or the "blind" method will fail

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

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Load Main Image Failed & Refresh Database Freezes


*** Warming : Dont try this if you dont know what your doing or if you dont know what your main problem is with the player. All the steps in this guide are collected from various sites i would not name them ( if not for you guys this guide will not be possible ) . I suggest if you dont know what you are doing is to contact sandisk technical support. ***

This is for Sansa E200 Series ( Normal and Rhapsody Model ) mp3 player with Version 1 devices. I see that many of you are experiencing this error on your players and i decided to create this guide that worked for me and for my friends players after contacting the nice guys from the sandisk technical support.

This is for Load Main Image Failed Problems.
Note : This is caused by an incorrect firmware version was loaded on the player or a bad copy of firmware files in the player.

I . For Normal Mp3 Players which dont have a Rhapsody Channel.

1. Perform Recovery mode on the player ( Enable Hold Switch + Press Record Button + Power Button ) , when it says welcome to recovery mode connect the player to the computer.

2. Open the 16MB Format which is the player in your My Computer. Then check open the Version.txt. This file will tell you what is the firmware of the player. Now you will have there,
    * .12A = Older Version firmware got to 2B
    * .15A = Also an older version of firmware go to 2B
    * .18A = Latest version of firmware. got to 2C

2B .If you have an older version of firmware downloading and updating the firwmare of player to the latest one usually resolves this problem. If not applying this file on the 16MB Format will have a greater chance of fixing the problem.

http://tinyurl.com/347j66 

This file will be upgrading the firmware of you player to the latest one.

2C. Download and install this file on your computer and then run the file.

http://tinyurl.com/nwtp4

This file will be downgrading the firwmare to an older version which is .12A

II. Load Main Image failed for Rhapsody Model mp3 Player.

1. Perform recovery mode on the player. Then connect the player to the computer.

2. 16MB Format should be detected in your My Computer. Download and apply this file in the .16MB Format.

http://tinyurl.com/2z5gc5

This will correctly reinstall the correct firmware for the player.

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For Players Experiencing Refresh Database on thier device. This would apply on both Rhapsody and Normal Model mp3 player.

1. Perform recovery mode on the device. Then connect to your computer.
2. The 16MB format would be recognize on the My Computer window. Download and apply this file into the 16MB Format.

http://tinyurl.com/2c5zzm

If the above link dont work just create a file name sansa.fmt take the extion of the file should be FMT. To check the file extension right-click on the file and choose properties.

=== If all else fails contact sandisk technical support.====
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I erased some things i didn't think i would need from the mp3 player (photo folder, etc.) and now when it turns on it just says "Load main image failed, switch to recovery mode"


STEP 1: Soft Reset

Simply press and hold the power button for 20 seconds. The soft reset would refresh the player. After doing the soft reset, try to turn on the player once more. If this didn't resolve your issue continue to step 2.

STEP 2: Firmware Update

Firmware controls the functions of your device (how your device operates). In cases where the product does not perform as intended, the update fixes the issue by replacing the current firmware with the latest enhanced version.

Please be reminded that for your player to work properly you need to meet the requirements below.

- Windows XP SP2 or higher
- Windows Media Player 10 or 11

To Download the Sansa Firmware Updater, you may copy and paste this link to the address bar of your web browser:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Application/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe

To Know More on Using the Sansa Firmware Updater:
http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=306

If you encounter any issues with the Sansa Firmware Updater, we can try to use the Manual Firmware Update.

There are three versions of the Sansa e200 - Version 1, Version 2, and Rhapsody. This can be found by going over to "Settings" if you found "format" then you have a "v2" or look at the back of your player and check the exact model number under the "CE" logo it should say "model:e200" for Version 1; "model:e200 V2" for Version 2; and "model:e200R" for Rhapsody Version. Make sure that you choose the correct firmware version for your device as updating it using the wrong firmware version may render your device useless.

E200 Manual Firmware and Instructions:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=15209

E200V2 Manual Firmware and Instructions:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=13548

E200R Manual Firmware and Instructions:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200R&thread.id=2280

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The Sansa e260 Rhapsody could be recovered by resetting the player.
How to reset the player :
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2. Press and hold the power button for approximately 30 seconds.
3. Put the player back on.


When the fault is not resolved a firmware update / reinstallation needs to be made. There are 2 steps needed for getting new firmware on the player.

Step 1: switching the player into recovery mode / MSC mode

1. Turn off the player.
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If this happened after updating your firmware, the Sansa FAQ from here http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_e200/faqs says try this -

03. "Load image failed" appears after updating e200 firmware Applies to the following Operating Systems:
  1. Windows XP, Vista
This error may be caused by the firmware failing to load or the file system is corrupted.
STEP 1 – Reset the player
  1. Press and hold the Power button for approximately 30 seconds.
  2. Turn the player back on.
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STEP 2 – Connect the player in Recovery Mode
  1. Turn off the player.
  2. Slide the Hold/Lock switch on top of the player so an orange color is showing.
  3. Press and hold the REC button and connect the device to the computer.
  4. A message will appear on the device display screen confirming the connection and a 16MB partition will be viewable in My Computer.
  5. Release the REC button.
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  1. Download the firmware from the Sansa Forum.
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  4. Disconnect the player.
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The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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