10-15-2011 03:06 PM - edited 10-15-2011 03:33 PM
Okay, I've been spending the past 3 days trying to unbrick my Sansa e280 and I'm starting to go crazy getting this thing to work again. I've tried taking out the battery and when that didn't work, I tried pushing the little black square above it (with and without battery) and neither have worked thus far.
I'm following misha1's instructions and things are going okay until I get to the cmd part of the Driver section:
My Windows XP couldn't find the file this way so I just typed in "recover BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom" without the "cd\" and the other stuff and it worked. This is what happened:
Press ENTER to begin recovery of the file on drive C:
Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in use.
Can someone clarify what I should do at this point?
01-13-2012 05:39 PM
I have the same problem as you got. Or almost same. Very strange things happens with this staff. When I press menu button the blue ring comes up and black screen. But after that I tried to get it to consciousness)) I hit it up table a few times. And the screen comes up after that. My computer started to recognize this device. But no programs works. It can not play music. It says like busy! What should I do ? Is there any hope to relive this device or I should send it to the garbage? ))
01-14-2012 03:51 PM
I need some help guys im kind of at a loss here I have tried just about everything. I tried the black square behind the battery, Ive tried using linux and that doesnt work Im currently trying windows and it wont let me install the drivers. Im no computer noob but for some reason this just isnt working for me.
ANY help would be greatly appreciated thanks
01-15-2012 10:34 PM
This is what I get when I try it in ubuntu
01-28-2013 08:55 PM
A friend's e280 was exhibiting the Blue Ring of Death. Black screen. Would power on and off, but just the blue ring.
I installed Ubuntu. Tried everything I read about getting it into a mode where I could use etools -- both on this site and on other sites -- but it flat out refused to show up in the usb list of devices, so etools wasn't going to do anything for me.
In the middle of a post elsewhere, I believe, I saw somebody mention that the memory chip might have come loose. So I disassembled the e280 and discovered that the memory chip HAD come off of the main board. I pushed the memory chip back onto the board (very easy to do), reassembled, and voila! It booted right up. All content was still on the device, no other work necessary.
So, if you are having blue ring and you cannot get it to list in the usb devices, open it up (two sets of four screw, and some disassembly. Pretty easy disassembly if you take it slowly. I'd post pics but I've already boxed it up to send back to my friend.