I just love cryptic error messages. “Enter USB2.0 Mass Storage Device mode”, and a notation of a connection, are good things.
Your Sansa is telling you that it is in Recovery Mode, and it is communicating as a Mass Storage Class device (MSC versus MSD, splitting hairs on the exact definition is all).
The “main image” it is referring to is the firmware for the e200.
Download and unzip the firmware mi4 and BL_SD rom files here, let’s run with version 18. Inside this zipped archive, you’ll find two files. UNZIP them, and place them on your desktop.
Then, with the Sansa v1 connected in Recovery Mode, you’ll need to open a Windows Explorer window. Double click on My Computer. See the new icon, 16MB FORMAT? Double click on this to open the reserved partition of your Sansa, the home of your firmware files.
No matter what you do, DO NOT use the Windows Format command on this reserved partition!
Drag and drop the two firmware files into the partition (open window). Right click after transfer, and select Eject.
Slide the HOLD switch back to the left, and unplug your e200.
The firmware will automatically reinstall.
Message Edited by neutron_bob on 05-18-2009 09:40 AM