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

Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.

From: Emlyn Addison <>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:58:48 -0500

Ugh...that's what I was afraid of. Wish I'd seen the rockbox website
before I did this! Oh well.

Can the e200tool be run on OS X? Any chance I'm gonna destroy my mac using it?

Thanks for the help.


On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> 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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