looking for sansa exp. firmware, "Boot Error, Shutting Down"

Yesterday morning, I grabbed my 1GB sansa express which has worked for nearly a year and a half and went out the door for my 45 minute walk to work.  Just before I left, I was succesfully accessing the songs on it through the USB connection on my computer and it seemed to be working just fine.  But when I turned on the player, the SanDisk logo appeared and then was followed by the message “Boot Error, Shutting Down” against a blue bar running horizontally across the screen.  

I have been advised that it could be flash memory corruption.  The songs on the player all seem intact and I have backups anyway, but I’d rather not buy a new mp3 player just yet.  If the corruption is not permanent, perhaps I could reinstall the firmware but I cannot find the actual firmware for the  Sansa Express.  I found the “updater” but upon using it, I found it does absolutely nothing.

Anyone know where I can find the actual firmware?

@fbp3553 wrote:

Yesterday morning, I grabbed my 1GB sansa express which has worked for nearly a year and a half and went out the door for my 45 minute walk to work.  Just before I left, I was succesfully accessing the songs on it through the USB connection on my computer and it seemed to be working just fine.  But when I turned on the player, the SanDisk logo appeared and then was followed by the message “Boot Error, Shutting Down” against a blue bar running horizontally across the screen.  

 

I have been advised that it could be flash memory corruption.  The songs on the player all seem intact and I have backups anyway, but I’d rather not buy a new mp3 player just yet.  If the corruption is not permanent, perhaps I could reinstall the firmware but I cannot find the actual firmware for the  Sansa Express.  I found the “updater” but upon using it, I found it does absolutely nothing.

 

Anyone know where I can find the actual firmware?

 

The Sansa Firmware Updater program only updates your player if there is a newer version of firmware available. It does not repair corrupted firmware. You can manually replace the firmware, there are instructions in the sticky threads of the forum.

 

First, in the attached thread there a couple of things you may want to try before replacing your firmware.

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=express&thread.id=2759