Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260 it says "Load main image failed Switch to Recovery mode." But how do i switch to recovery mode?

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  • freakanature Jul 06, 2008

    I've downloaded the recovery tool and the recovery instructions are not applicable to my sansa player. It's asking me to hold butons my player doesnt have.

  • freakanature Jul 06, 2008

    ok I finally got it to switch into recovery mode and i reformatted it (i think)



    thank you very much for your help

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    Hi. My sansa player got stucked up in recovery mode. Whenever I switch it, it displays "switch to recovery mode" and when I make it hold, it's showing "keypad locked. system shutdown" and the power goes off.

    I have downloaded the sansa recovery mode software from the internet. I don't know how to use it?

    Please help me to get out of this problem.

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Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from sandisk's website

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: where have SANSA E260's drivers

Update the firmware of the player.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: kashif

when i start my sansa e260 that shows a black screen and on that screen a message will apper ( LOAD MAIN IMAGE FAILED SWITCH TO RECOVERY MODE ) please tell me about that problem and what i can solve this problem please tell me a good way to solve this problem. thanks

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Sansa e260 starting in "Load main image failed Switch to Recovery mode"

well i hvae just have the same problem but look forward to fix this problem

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: My Sansa E260 says load main image failed switch

http://www.sandisk.com/sandisk-support/driver-download-wizard

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Load main image failed switch to recovery mode is on my screen and it is black I cant get it to do anything how do you reset it or switch to recovery mode?


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