e200v1 01.02.24 Firmware Download & Instructions

I have a e200 series player.  According to my owners guide I have an e260, because it says it is a 4.0 GB memory unit.  I received the dreaded “Load main IMAGE Failed” message when I turned it on.  The updater seems to be unavailable all the time, so I downloaded the firmware files from your site.  I followed your instructions.  shifted into the recovery mode on my player, connected the USB and it went into the USB 2.0 mode.  I loaded the firmware files (two), onto my player, then disconneded the USB player…and also move the hold button to unhold (no red).

the message on the player was:

–reading main image

–writting main image

–time 1 sec

–upgrade finished

–reseting system

The player then turns off…then comes on again with the same dreaded message “Load main IMAGE Failed”

How do I get it to reload the image successfully??!!

Al

There are 2 different palyer and firmware versions (v1 & v2). Are you sure you are downloading and attempting to install the right one for the player?

I do not know for sure, but my son has a player just like it and his is working fine.  So I had him check the version on his and it was 1.02.2…, so I assumed my daughters was the same.  How, do I find out what the version is if the system on the player does not come up?  There is a text file the comes up when I go to Recovery Mode and connect to the USB, it says the following:

Version Info: Product Rev.: PP5022AF-05.51-S301-02.24-S301.02.24A-D
Base Code: 05.51-S301-02.24-S301.02.24A-D
ODM Ver.: S301-02.24-S301.02.24A-D
OEM Ver.: S301.02.24A-D
Build Type: -D
Build Date: 2007.12.24
Build Number: (Build 32.10)

This is all Greek to me, …can you tell?

…also…how do I get into MSC mode from the USB mode?  Could this be the problem?

The instructions on how to download firmware and load them on the player say to get into MSC mode, but I do not know how to make sure it is MSC mode… or is this the default mode?

HI! 

i have a sansa e270 player and i cannot use my 4GB micro SD card with it.

(only 2GB card works)

are there any fixes for this problem, and if yes what are they??

 pls help!

@garofild wrote:

HI! 

i have a sansa e270 player and i cannot use my 4GB micro SD card with it.

(only 2GB card works)

are there any fixes for this problem, and if yes what are they??

 pls help!

The e270 is a v1 model and only supports the SD format, not SDHC.

Translation? Only up to a 2GB card will work in it. 4GB and larger are SD HC (high capacity).

There is a way to use the larger cards, but it involves using 3rd-party, open-source, alternative firmware known as Rockbox. While a lot of people use it and swear by it, it is not for the squeamish; it’s pretty technical.

thank you for your reply!, sorry i have just figured it out by now, that there is no support for sdhc card on this model.

I have problem with updating my Sansa e260.Right now it has version 01.03.01G

I tried as it was written  change version to 01.02.24.But nothing happens.

After i copied files of new version in MCS mode to the player it doesnt turn off and the version is the same “01.02.24”

Plese help me to solve these problem.

If it will help i bought Sansa player in Europe and it is rather old,about 6 years.

I have a Sansa e280 (v1). I don’t recall ever updating the firmware,
which is at 01.02.12A .
I have no particular problems but I am wondering if there is some
reason I should upgrade the firmware, and if so, to which release.
Is there a set of incremental change notes for the releases since mine?

Also, I understand that as of 01-02-2009, Tapeworm seemed to recommend
the .18 version over .24 .  Is that still the case?

(Thanks for the great information in this thread.)
-Len

@mugzy wrote:

I have problem with updating my Sansa e260. Right now it has version 01.03.01G

I tried as it was written  change version to 01.02.24. But nothing happens.

After i copied files of new version in MCS mode to the player it doesnt turn off and the version is the same “01.02.24”

Plese help me to solve these problem.

If it will help i bought Sansa player in Europe and it is rather old,about 6 years.

Ah!  The dreaded Hebrew Beta firmware.  You most definitely should update from this version, as the latest build is much better.  To remove and upgrade from this version, you will need to rename the two firmware files just this once; after installing the correct firmware, the files will need to be named back to the proper ones.

The beta firmware has Lil’ Monsta in the splash screen, but that’s the only good thing in that firmware I see.

Here’s the process.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

@lenw wrote:

I have a Sansa e280 (v1). I don’t recall ever updating the firmware,
which is at 01.02.12A .
I have no particular problems but I am wondering if there is some
reason I should upgrade the firmware, and if so, to which release.
Is there a set of incremental change notes for the releases since mine?

Also, I understand that as of 01-02-2009, Tapeworm seemed to recommend
the .18 version over .24 .  Is that still the case?

(Thanks for the great information in this thread.)
-Len

The version 12 firmware is very basic.  Both firmware builds .18 and .24 work just fine.  You can interchange between either version any time you so desire.  There was some controversy over which version is indeed better, but if I recall correctly, the differences were related to behavior when docked.

The two upgrade versions have an audio EQ as well.

Bob  :stuck_out_tongue:

My Sansa e250 has successfully updated firmware v01.02.24A today - just confirmed.  However I am now unable to successfully adjust in Settings/USB change over to MSC as recommended.  My PC operating system is XP, and fully updated Windows confirmed.  How can I force the MSC in Settings from current USB that refuses to change?  thanks !   ( P.S. this all started with Napster challenges not recognizing “My Napster to Go Account” accesssibility to downloads, historically never a problem. It is my understanding that the MSC setting will fix the problem )

Well, I can tell you how to ‘force’ MSC mode, but Napster being a subscription music service will use DRM-crippled files which require MTP mode for license transfers.

I’d try switching to MTP mode first and see if that helps. I can’t see where MSC is going to solve anything for you. Both modes shuold be available to switch in Settings > USB Mode (along with the dreaded Auto Defect mode which you should never use).

Hi, did you find out what’s your version because mine is exactly the same as yours and I don’t know if it is V1 or V2?

@mahnous wrote:

Hi, did you find out what’s your version because mine is exactly the same as yours and I don’t know if it is V1 or V2?

How can I tell if my e200 is verison 1, 2 or Rhapsody?

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Hi!

I miss the update. First I found only the clip firmware, and copy it to my e260. Now it nothing to do. The computer does not recognize the USB connection. Anybody have an idea? Can I save it from trash?

Thanks: Jaca 

Dear Sandisk, 

I have a Sansa e250 MP3 player. I wish to know if there is any patch available because I have a Sandisk 64GB micro Sd Card. So far It cant seem to support it. Hope that Sandisk can come out with a Patch or update so it enables me to use this Micro Sd Card on my MP3 player. TQ. 

And pls x say it cant be done. In this day and age, if u can send ppl to the moon, Its not rocket science to come out with a patch or update that enables an MP3 player to read a higher storage media card. TQ.

ramdev78 wrote:

Dear Sandisk, 
I have a Sansa e250 MP3 player. I wish to know if there is any patch available because I have a Sandisk 64GB micro Sd Card. So far It cant seem to support it. Hope that Sandisk can come out with a Patch or update so it enables me to use this Micro Sd Card on my MP3 player. TQ. 
And pls x say it cant be done. In this day and age, if u can send ppl to the moon, Its not rocket science to come out with a patch or update that enables an MP3 player to read a higher storage media card. TQ.

If your e250 is a version 1 (v1) hardware model, you are limited to a 2GB SD card, unless you use the 3rd-party open source firmware called Rockbox. You didn’t specify which model you have, but you posted in the firmware thread for the v1 player so I can only assume that is what you have, or you posted in the wrong board.

If your player is a v2 model, those naturally support the SDHC format in which you can use up to a 32GB card in it as is. If you want to use a 64GB card though (and this applies to any known player today) they are in a new format SDXC, and you would have to re-format it to FAT32 from the original exFAT that the card is formatted with from the factory. Note also Windows will not do this for you; you will have to download a special app to do it. Guiformat is one that has been recommended by some who have successfully done this.

Now, having said all this it’s important to note one other thing . . . the e200 series, being quite old now and antiquated by today’s standards have a very limited database, around 2000 tracks. So it is highly unlikely you will be able to use any more than approx. half of this new storage space of a 64GB memory card (even less if you use low bit-rate files like 128kbps)  with the original firmware. You can load the card up, but the player will not be able to see or play a lot of the filers that are there. Again, to overcome this you would need to run Rockbox firmware, which is good for some, but quite techy and confusing for others.

Will this work on a model e260, version 01.02.18A? I can’t find firmware specifically for it.

It won’t sync with Media Player and I NEED the playlists on it. It’s very old and the battery lasts a whole 15 minutes. I’d rather not have to replace the battery. I’m not even sure there’s one out there to replace it with. Unless you have a suggestion there?