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Load main image failed

The screen on my sansa display the following msg: " Load main image failed Switch to Recovery mode" I've read the solution on previous posts, and have tried to use firmware mi4 from sandisk link, but everytime I do it, it gives me an error mesg saying that it is unable to view the version detail from the recovery mode drive, and so it is still broken ... someone HELP ME PLEASE!!!

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  • arye06 Aug 02, 2008

    Thank you very much!!! My sansa is working now!!! I called Sandisk, and it turned out that I had the wrong firmware as my mp3 is a sansa rhapsody. Cool Deal .. Thanks for the information!!

  • keving126 Aug 04, 2008

    the screen on my sansa display the following msg: " Load main image failed Switch to Recovery mode

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You can try to reset the device by pressing the power button for about 15 to 20 seconds..if that doesnt work I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
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Computerrep

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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