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Subject: Re: Help! I downgraded to 3.2 and now when I try and mount the SansaC240, it cycles....

Re: Help! I downgraded to 3.2 and now when I try and mount the SansaC240, it cycles....

From: Rob Frohne <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 13:58:00 -0700

Thanks Nick,

I found the solution. Hold the rewind button while powering up and it
boots into the original firmware, which then allows you to mount it, and
then you can use the utility to reflash it with 3.4.

Now back to trying to fix the OS X problem.



Sant, Nick (NY) wrote:
>> Rob Frohne said:
>> One more note: In the 17 MB file system that I can mount, I see two
>> files with strange names, suggesting corruption: The characters
> making
>> up the first of these names are not standard ascii, the second one has
> a
>> delta symbol followed by a < symbol and the and E with a tic mark over
>> it and MSDOS.5.0. It is 32 bytes long. The first one is 942.7 MB
>> which seems wrong for a partition that is only 17 MB.
> This, presumably, is the recovery mode of the Sansa:
> so it was a
> prudent move to NOT change anything there!
> I don't have a mac so can't test anything there, but depending on which
> flavour of linux you're using, you might want to try:
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Received on 2009-10-21

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