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Difference: SansaE200TroubleShooting (r21 vs. r20)
See the SansaFAQ
If the Sansa hangs and normal power-off does not work, press and hold the power button until the unit shuts off (this could take upwards of 30 seconds, but it will eventually work). Disconnecting the battery is rarely, if ever, necessary.
If the bootloader does not load Rockbox properly have a look at the return code. The error codes of the bootloader are:
I installed Rockbox before using the old method (without sansapatcher). Now when I try to use sansapatcher, it gives me the error "OLD ROCKBOX INSTALLATION DETECTED, ABORTING". What should I do?
The sansapatcher tool has detected that you have previously installed Rockbox using the old installation method. In order to continue, you first need to restore the original SanDisk firmware to your Sansa. This can be achieved in either of the following ways:
Once that's all taken care of, you can go back and complete the bootloader installation.
Did you use mi4code 0.9.30? That's the only one that knows of the keys for the 1.03 version out-of-the-box.
When foreground and background colour of the theme are the same this will happen. You can use the voice features to navigate the menus and change to a different theme or return to the default settings by pressing the REC button at the bootloader text screen or deleting the file"config.cfg" from the .rockbox folder while your Sansa is connected to your PC.
The Sansa firmware hides the MUSIC folder every time is starts up so you have to work around it. Two available options are:
If you hear a strange static noise while browsing the menus or during the quieter parts of songs, you are not alone. This is the sound of the Sansa "thinking" and is an unfortunate feature of the Sansa hardware. It can therefore also be heard while using the original firmware, although it's slightly quieter according to some.
If you cannot boot into the original firmware by holding
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