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Subject: Re: Sansa e280 behaving weirdly

Re: Sansa e280 behaving weirdly

From: Donald Perley <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 08:00:15 -0400

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 2:56 AM, Matthew Edwards < <>> wrote:

> Hi all
> I've got a Sansa e280 with Rockbox installed. When I tried to update
> ...
> At this point, I can boot the player, and it will run rockbox
> perfectly, with with the latest bootloader and rockbox 3.2, but if I
> try to boot the OF or connect the usb cable, the boot messages end
> with:
> Can't load from partition
> Bad Checksum
> Trying System/OF.mi4
> Can't load System/OF.mi4
> File not found
> Trying System/OF.bin
> Can't load System/OF.bin
> File not found
> And it turns off after a second.
> Where should I go from here?

Sounds like the original firmware is corrupted. I don't know the details,
but there's some "secret handshake" safe mode boot you can use to reload the
Sansa firmware. Look around on the Sansa forum

That will possibly overwrite the Rockbox bootloader.

Received on 2009-04-23

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