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Sansa C200 Erase

Introduction

This page describes a Linux- and Mac-only method for completely erasing the C200's disk. This is useful when the recovery instructions described on SansaE200Unbrick fail to recover your device.

Instructions

Note: Following these instructions will erase all data on your device . %W%

  • Put your C200 in manufacturing mode (the same mode used with e200tool) and then run e200tool with the correct .bin file, e.g. "sudo ./e200tool recover c240erase.bin" or "sudo ./e200tool recover c250erase.bin"

  • This uploads and runs some code on your C200. This can take 45 minutes or more. You should see progress information on the screen.

  • When the erase is complete, it will prompt you to press a button to shutdown. Do as you're told. You may need to release hold first.

  • In the original firmware, reformat the flash (Format is in the Settings menu)
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r5 - 25 Feb 2009 - 14:53:05 - FrankGevaerts
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