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Subject: Re: My sansa E250 is talking, but....that's all it's doing

Re: My sansa E250 is talking, but....that's all it's doing

From: Ann <>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 07:04:14 -0500

Hi Steve,

How do you roll back the firmware on the Sansa C250 to an earlier
version? Where can you download the earlier firmware versions, how do
you identify the correct one, and what do you need ot do when you get it?

~Ann wrote:
> Hi Ann,
> I ordered a sansa c250 refurbished model from a couple weeks
> ago. It came and I was lucky enough to get one with the version 1
> firmware so I was able to get rockbox working.
> I'm not sure what the cause of your problems are, but I thought I'd
> share a coupe things with you that I had to do. First I loaded an
> older version 1 firmware on it to make accessing MSD mode easier form
> the original firmware. I use the original firmware to copy music from
> my pc to the music folder of the c250. But the music (and playlist)
> folder defaulted to being marked hidden so rockbox didn't see the
> music in the folder. When I removed the hidden attribute, rockbox saw
> the music. Finally, I had trouble with duplicate tracks appearing in
> the "database" view after connecting to usb. I found that if I
> disabled the database auto-update and simply remembered to use "update
> now" when I added or removed tracks, the database would not get
> duplicates.
> If you are seeing duplicates in the file view, it is likely a different issue.
> Regards,
> Steve
> On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Ann -
>> Yes, I think that is exactly the problem, a corrupted file system. My
>> music folder is a real mess, with triplicate items showing where only
>> one was originally uploaded.
>> Question is can that be fixed? Or, is it even worth the time trying?
>> ~Ann
>> Brian Wolven wrote:
>> > Ann wrote:
>> >>
>> >> the player is around 6 months old, perhaps even seven,and has been
>> >> used much in that six or seven months. Is that passed the lifespan
>> >> of one of these flash players? So, do you guys think I just wasted my
>> >> time installing rockbox on this thing, and I should just toss it and
>> >> buy a new player? Where is the est, and cheapest, place to buy
>> >> Rockbox compatible Sansa players?
>> >
>> > I just ordered a refurbished e250 and 2 GB microSD card from
>> > for the grand sum of 55 USD, delivered. We'll see if that turns out to
>> > have been a worthwhile investment,
>> >
>> >
>> >> Or, is it fixable, and how? Would a format and re-install of rockbox
>> >> fix the problems?
>> >
>> > I don't think rockbox is the issue, sounds like the file system is
>> > corrupted. I'll let someone who actually has experience with one of
>> > these units field this question, however.
>> >
>> >
Received on 2008-03-04

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