I’ve purchased a sansa express 1gb and got it today. When I just got it it had a display but I didn’t test it for music.
Trying to update the firmware (with the nice GUI tool) failed, so I tried the manual update, which completely bricked it.
Current state of the device:
No display at all
Hard reset does not work at all
If recognized by Windows (7), it’s a simple mass storage device.
Unknown whether it charges when connected to my computer. Device has no display.
The things I’ve tried:
Holding (-) while plugging it and using the manual firmware updater either 1.01.12a or the 05 one. Result: Update process does not progress at all after telling me I need to format the disk.
Stuffing a MicroSD card in the device and turning it on, plugging it in with (-) held, etc. Result: Nothing.
I’ll stress that I’ve went through the “how I unbricked my …” thread with zero success. This device refuses to be recognized as anything other than a mass storage device.