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Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-27-2009

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

Tapeworm, don't you remember it was electronic techs that invented the word: Gremlins.
Newbie
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Registered: ‎03-20-2009

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

Hi

 

I have an e280, which has been great except for the upgrading thing. I don't know if there's any real need but it's frustrating that it won't do what it's supposed to. Whether I use the updater or the direct copy method as per your excellent instructions, the thing refuses to update. It's stuck on 01.0.07E and won't accept anything else. I've used 3 different PCs, XP and Vista and all fail in the same way. The screen on the e280 says "Writing" then changes to "Connected" after the transfer but when I disconnect (either correctly from USB or by brute force) it sits there saying "Disconnected" and nothing happens. Eventually I give in and hold the menu button down and start again. It reloads the database but the version is still at 07E. Does anyone have any suggestions please? At least the damned thing still plays music but I'm losing patience.

 

Many thanks

N

 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-20-2009

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

Me again, just realised I put the version incorrectly. It's actually 01.02.07E. And it doesn't have a v1 at the front, I'm guessing that isn't the significant element.

 

Thanks

N

 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-17-2009

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

After the upgrade to v1 24, my FM radio vanished from the menu. I need that radio. what can I do.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,027
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions


gideon wrote:
After the upgrade to v1 24, my FM radio vanished from the menu. I need that radio. what can I do.

 

Did you install the correct firmware version for you geographical location? There are 6 different versions.
Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-01-2009

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

Is this firmware update a Good Thing?  There were a couple of negative comments but not much other discussion about whether people found the changes, good or bad.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,027
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

Most of the shall we say 'more experienced' users with v1 models here either reverted back to the previous .18 f/w version, or never updated to the .24 in the 1st place.

 

Does that tell you anything?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,667
Registered: ‎01-12-2008

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions


gideon wrote:
After the upgrade to v1 24, my FM radio vanished from the menu. I need that radio. what can I do.
I think there is an F version with FM for European users.  The E version doesn't have the FM tuner support as a means of Sandisk avoiding some sort of European tax or tariff or some such on imported radio tuners.

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-08-2009

Re: e200v1 Firmware Upgrades and RockBox

I am a happy user of e280 V1 with version 01.02.15A.

 

The only nick is that I have some song titles that are in Hebrew, which are looking ok on MS Media Player but spelled backwards on the player i.e. Sansa does not support the right-to-left direction.

 

I have resrearched this forum and found a lot of info (- Thanks !!!) :

 

-I understand there will be no fix to that on any official Sansa firmware (since there will not be any), I can choose to move to RockBox firmware. I second all the proposed features in the wishlist thread.

- I do not agree with the comment made of treating the player as as-is. I certainly decided on Sansa versus iPOD for new features support. Whenever you make a decision to buy a gadget you know you are already been left "behind" on the newest trends. I did not expect Apple to try to update older players but I certainly expected Sansa to.

- I understand the popular version is 01.02.18A (I saw a lot of issues posted with version 24A).

- Nice trick with half plugging the USB to get power but not "connected" so the player plays while recharging. Thanks it bothered me to.

- Stupid language support: why would one want to move firmware for other languages ? didn't anyone in Sansa heard about globalization ? lots of people listen to musics in other not-supported languages (Asians and Hebrew) while in the US (do not wish to change the menus language or fm support).

 

I have several remaining questions:

1. What is the diff from 15A to 18A? - I'm trying to determine is it worth the upgrade hassle.

2. RockBox has nice options for V1s. Can you list them all? - Will that have the additional languages support i was looking for ?

3. I saw some guru comments that there are "issues" with it.  Can you be more specific on what these are ?  i.e. I'm trying to understand the "price" for the move. I saw the comment about forgoing warranty when switch to RockBox - but what warranty you have on V1 anyhow ?

4. How easy is it to move from RockBox back to Sansa firmware ? I saw a comment that both can reside on the player and can be toggled between. Can you detail how to set that up ?

5. Whom are behind the RockBox version ?  Is there any posted plans for the next versions ? Hoe serious this open firmware project is ?

 

Thanks,

   Regular User

SanDisk User
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎03-21-2009

Re: e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

Anyone know when they are going to release another ver. ?

Or are they abandoning it?