I think my absolute last hope for this thing is to use the Linux e200 tool, which of course seems like it’s gonna be the hardest thing to do, cuz I don’t have Linux. Here’s a recap of my woes:
Some stuff went down (battery wasn’t being recognized, connection to computer was erratic and useless, etc), so I reloaded the firmware. NO CHANGE
Formatted the device using recovery mode. Still no change.
Tried formatting again in MTP mode (i couldn’t recall if I was in MSC mode or not the previous time), and noticed that when I unplugged the sansa, the device immediately went dead (as in, no power).
a. HOWEVER when i plug it back into a computer, normally, with the hold button OFF, it connects and says, “Connected” (an improvement) right after it says “Database error. Free 6MB.” (not an improvement). But it shows that the battery is charging (and improvement, as earlier the battery would not charge nor show that it was charging). But the device DOES NOT SHOW UP ON MY COMPUTER.
- Attempting to reformat this way now is no longer possibly because as soon as I unplug the device from the computer it goes dead right as the screen says, “formatting…”. Maybe it just formats faster though because there is nothing on the player anymore (as it’s already been formatted)?
WHAT TO DO NOW? Oh Lord how long?