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Subject: Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.

Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:21:34 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, Emlyn Addison wrote:

> I tried the recovery mode thing but all that happens is the player's blue
> ring lights up, and the screen stays black. My guess is that the mac
> reformatted *everything* on the player's drive so I don't know if I the 16Mb
> partition is intact...let alone system/firmware files.
> I saw some instructions for the "manufacturer mode"/e200tool, but those look
> pretty scary.

Your player is not bricked.

If you in fact did reformat both partitions of the player then recovery mode
is broken and you MUST resort to using the "manufacturer mode". However scary
it might look or sound.

This is also the reason why we try to make it perfectly clear in all Rockbox
documentation that you should never ever format your sansa.

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2008-02-21

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