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Unable to format the Sansa e250

I have been reading through all the solutions to formatting the Sansa. I can get to the recovery mode, tried renaming the text document. Nothing. Then who knows what I did, but I keep getting lock and unlock messages and am unable to do anything. I can't format the traditional way. .. . this really stinks. Can you walk me through this? I have tried to find firmware. . .I have no luck with that. I have the updater loaded. . .but have no clue what it's supposed to do. HELP. . . Oh, I was able to see the Sansa on the windows media player, but not the music section... could see photos and video.

When unplugged it tells me that I have to unload 6 MB of info in order to work.

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  • pamperwithmk Jul 10, 2008

    That's odd. I actually go the answer from Sansa. . . but thanks.

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Get a memory card idk

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

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This is the generic solution for most problems.

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.


** if it doesnt go into recovery mode, there is nothing else you can do other than have it replaced if its less than 1 year old.



Best of Luck.

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If that doesnt work. This will;

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://rapidshare.com/files/67740173/e200fw01.00.12.exe____

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.




Best of Luck.

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