alrigth it seems like you have formatted the recovery partition
if your sansa are working .. well if it´s starts then you should try
to go into recovery mode by having hold (on) and push rec button while starts the mp4 if it comes into recovery mode there then you can relese the rec button and connect the mp4 to the computer there you should see a device (15-16 mb ) in there it should be a file named : pp5022.mi4 you may try reset your sansa ( change the pp5022.mi4 file) you can download from http://chrisjs.com/PP5022.mi4
if you can´t come into reovery mode you got to do following
take it step by step and carefully read all twice before you starts:
you need to download ubuntu live cd learn more about that on www.ubuntu.com
it´s is a open source os it´s free and anyone can change stuffs ect...
then burn ubuntu 7.10 to a cd or dvd
in the iso file i think after burning close the cd
and boot from the live cd with ubuntu so then when using ubuntu (you dont need to install it ) you do this :
There's four files you need to get, plus one you need to create. Copy and paste the following lines:
After everything finishes downloading, check the md5sum for each file:
That should return:
If any of those lines don't match, redownload the file and check the md5sum again.
Then, make the e200tool file executable, switch to root (if you aren't already; enter password if needed), put your Sansa into Manufacturing mode, and program the i2c:
Keep in mind - there seems to be a 15 second timeout for Manu mode, so if you get a -71 error, try again.
chmod +x e200tool
(Put sansa in Manu mode)
./e200tool i2cprogram i2c-e260.bin
Also, you can use that i2c file even if you don't have an e260 - they're all the same.
I don't have a working Linux computer at the moment, but I believe at this point you need to turn your Sansa off. Hold power for 15 seconds, then go back to Manu mode.
Next, recover the bootloader to get to recovery mode:
./e200tool recover BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
When the display turns on, hold the REC button. If you don't get into recovery mode, try again.
Once in Recovery mode, place
i2c-e260.bin, BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom, PP5022.mi4, and sansa.fmt
on the recovery mode drive.
Disconnect the sansa, turn off hold, and it should (hopefully) work. (chris did help me with this )
if you got any problems send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and write sansa e200 in top off message and try to say the problem if you got one let me know if you fix it it always fun :D
hopes this helps