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Old 10-14-2008, 03:31 PM
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Unhappy sansa dead with not even blue ring of death?

SO, My Sansa e260 was bricked and I don't know why, then I tried to un-brick it, but it went bricked even further to only the blue ring of death, and now that I tried the cmd window method, my sansa went from bad to worse. My computer detects it, but not even the ring turns on.
Any help here????
Please kinda explain everything ebcause I'm a beginner.

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Old 10-14-2008, 03:45 PM
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You should probably give a detailed, step by step description of what you did to break recovery and manufacturing modes.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:30 PM
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Can you try recovery mode? If that does not work, it sounds like it is in manufacture mode then. If recovery mode does not work still, you might have to reseat the daughter card. If reseating the daughter card does not work, you need to use the e200tool in Linux.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:13 PM
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so
I tried the recovery mode method by copying the files onto the usb and creating a txt called sansa.fmt
and it didn't work and sent it to manufacturing mode
i found a method of using the smd window and typing cd c:\e200tool,
my computer detected my software but can't use it
then it turned like dead
but my computer can still detect it but not use it

and please tell me how to reseat the daughterboard?
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:22 PM
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You need to open the Sansa up. Plus, the e200tool for Windows is just too buggy and out of date. That is why I said the e200tool in Linux.

Edit: Here is a photo of the daughter card and here are more photos of the insides. There is a black pad that is on the back side that you could try pushing from the battery area.

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:10 PM
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There is a black pad that is on the back side that you could try pushing from the battery area.
I don't see a black pad in those photos... where do you see it?
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:24 PM
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The one with the letters and Taiwan on it is the pad am i right?
Oh god I have to disect my sansa?
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:26 PM
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ohhhhhhhhhhh nvm it's the black thing on top of the battery right?
so I should push that and it will fix things up?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:02 PM
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Yes, it is black or gray. Here is a photo of it and this one, too.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:09 PM
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I tried the recovery mode method by copying the files onto the usb and creating a txt called sansa.fmt
You really need to be more specific. Exactly what files did you copy?
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:16 PM
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Thanks, saratoga. I missed that. Yes, what file did you copy over? You need to copy more then the sansa.fmt file.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:56 AM
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You really need to be more specific. Exactly what files did you copy?
Files copied:
e200tool.txt
1.02.15a.mi4
firmware.mi4
BL_SD_boardsupportSD.rom
pp5022.mi4

Yeah that's all
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:11 PM
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Okay now that I followed avcomp's advice.
Disected my sansa and pressed the pad above the battery.
Blue ring is back on.
Next steps?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:27 PM
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Why did you copy the firmware over three times into the recovery mode? Plus it needs to be sansa.fmt and not e200tool.txt.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:02 PM
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O.o I didn't know...
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:05 PM
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Files copied:
e200tool.txt
1.02.15a.mi4
firmware.mi4
BL_SD_boardsupportSD.rom
pp5022.mi4

Yeah that's all
I haven't tried doing that, but the rockbox unbrick instructions say this:

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Do not copy anything except one .mi4 file to the recovery partition. This might turn your shiny toy into a paperweight!

Do not copy .rom, .btl, or .bin files to that partition unless you know exactly what you are doing. Again: You might brick your player!
So it sounds like you quite completely destroyed your player's firmware. You can still try e200tool in linux, but it will be quite a bit more difficult and you MUST take more care to understand what you are doing this time or you will destroy your player for good.

On a side note, if you really did brick your player, I'll pay for you to ship it to me. I wouldn't mind having a destroyed Sansa to play with.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:07 PM
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can you tell me how to fix my sansa??????????????
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:07 PM
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If you do it right, it should work.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:33 PM
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I got linux so I just run it on that and it should reprogram my sansa?
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:56 PM
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Did you try recovery mode and reinstalling the firmware the right way?
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