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Subject: RE: rockbox on a Sandisk e280?

RE: rockbox on a Sandisk e280?

From: Dave <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:40:08 -0500

Strangely enough:

While shopping online, it's difficult to determine the firmware version (if
you're still talking about the Sansa e2xx series) unless you can ask a
human. This is why I bought my e280 off eBay. The seller confirmed the
firmware version.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 1:28 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: rockbox on a Sandisk e280?

Thanks. What sandisk players are available commercially if i can't get
ahold of an e280? And when shopping online how do i determine a
firmware version? That's not something that's generally advertized.

On 11/6/09, Donald Perley <> wrote:
>> I'm trying to get ahold of a Sandisk e280 for rockbox, the clip i was
>> given is not working at all and won't work with rockbox so i'm looking
>> for an alternative.
>> I've checked locally no one seems to carry it, i was wondering online
>> places and the best prices? Also, i remember vaguely about a 280v1 and
>> 280v2 how do i differentiate between them?
> Try this thread on the sansa forum:
> It shows pictures of the model number on the case, but in the case of
> refurbs, it may not have the original cover.
> The most reliable way without taking the case apart is to check the
> firmware version:
> 3.something is a v2.
> 1.something is a v1 or a Rhapsody.
> The e200 has been discontinued for over a year (maybe 2?), so that's
> why you aren't likely to find them in retail stores. Look for places
> that sell overstocks or refurbished stuff. Biglots,,
> are some possibilities, or ebay.
> There's also the c200 series that as far as I know differs mainly in
> the screen, so same V1 vs V2 issues, but you may find that model
> first.
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Received on 2009-11-06

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