09-27-2008 08:03 AM - edited 09-27-2008 08:08 AM
okay to anyone else that runs across this thread. The step by step process described is for a e250 if you have a e270 it will not work without a bit of modification. The .rom file and the .mi4 are the system files needed for the player. You have to replace the .rom and the .mi4 files with the ones for the E270 6GB. They can be found at http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=e200&thread.id=15209. Download the files and replace the ones in the e200tool folder. Also you need to add a file called sansa.fmt. Do this by opening notepad click save as then type sansa.fmt and make sure save as type says all files. This file causes the player to format itself. Once you get to Step 4 copy the files .rom,.mi4 and the sansa.fmt files over to the 16mb folder. Then safley remove hardware. You Sansa will then say formatting for a bit slide the hold button to the off position this is away from the headphone jack. It will format the player load the correct .rom file and then load the .mi4 file. turn off the palyer then turn on your player and it should bring up a language selection then from there you have it back again. Thank you to the person who posted the original instructions it took me a couple a days to figure this all out.
Message Edited by wingdgargoyle on 09-27-2008 08:08 AM
10-05-2008 08:46 AM
The files for the e270 are the same as the files for all of the e200 series players: e250, e260, e270, and e280.
10-05-2008 08:47 AM
Probably. I could never get the program to find the player under Windows, but it works like a champ under Linux.
10-05-2008 09:23 AM
Okay, I have 4 Sansa Mp3 players that all won't come on. The blue ring lights up on all of them but they don't come on.
I went into Ubuntu and still 3 of them will not go into manufacturing mode. Any tips to get my computer to recognize them?
I did manage to get one into manufacturing mode, but I get this message when I try to procede:
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0781:0720 SanDisk Corp. Sansa C200 series in recovery mode
It's just saying that it is a directory. I am not familiar with Linux so any help would be appreciated.
10-05-2008 01:38 PM
e200tool is probably a directory within your home folder. You just need to switch to that directory.
should do it.
Remember to be holding down the RECORD button while trying to flash the bootloader to the player. Don't give up if it doesn't work the first time. Try and try again. Hold the menu/power button down until the blue scroll wheel light turns off, and then power back up in manufacturing mode to try again. Be sure you're in manufacturing mode and not in recovery mode. You must use the CENTER SELECT button and not the RECORD button for manufacturing mode (when powering up with the HOLD switch in the locked position).
11-23-2008 06:22 AM
I have eagerly read through the different threads on un-bricking your e200, as my sister's unit is having the Ble Ring Of Death problem. Her e280 (8 GB) appears to be a V1 unit. The back does not list V2, and I can get it into Manufacturing mode (by plugging it in with the Center/Select button held down, with Hold enabled). However, it was already dead when she gave it to me, so I cannot check the firmware or anything. Hers does have the updated (nicer) scroll wheel, with the smaller ridges on it. My e260, a V1, by comparison, has the older, larger-ridged, clunky, scroll wheel.
I have followed the instructions a number of times, but have not made any progress. The player seems to not do anything with the new files I upload to the 16 MB partition.
I am using an Ubuntu 8.10 CD, with e200tool v0.2.3-alpha. I have tried two sets of files without success, one was with the first copy of e200tool that I downloaded:
BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom 393624 bytes
PP5022.mi4 5853184 bytes
The second was from the e200v101.02.24a.zip file,
BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom 393624 bytes
PP5022.mi4 5858304 bytes
I enable Hold (so I can see Orange), hold down the Center/Select, and plug in the USB cable. If I do "sudo su", and then "lsusb", I get:
Then I run the e200tool recover command:
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# ./e200tool recover BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom
The player's screen shows:
"Welcome to Recovery Mode
And the 16MB-FORMAT drive appears.
I copy over the 3 files, BL_SD_boardSupportSD.rom, PP5022.mi4, and Sansa.fmt (which is a blank text file)
This is what is shown in that drive:
root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# cd /media/16MB-FORMAT
Nothing new starts happening on the screen. It doesn't mention formatting, etc. I Unmount the disk in Ubuntu, and unplug the USB cable. The player's screen shows:
"Safe to Disconnect USB
It never reboots or anything, it will just stay like this. I have to hold down Power for 20 seconds to turn it off. When I turn it back on, nothing has changed, I still have the Blue Ring Of Death. I've also tried the i2cprogram approach with the i2c-e280.bin file, as I was getting the (-71, Protocol error) sometimes when I would try this process.
If I try booting the player via the Recovery Mode instructions that I saw (enable Hold, hold the Record button, and plug it in), nothing happens, I don't see the 16 MB disk appear, and it does not show up via "lsusb".
Can anyone help? Is it possible this is a V2 unit and I'm using the wrong approach?
11-23-2008 02:43 PM
It looks like you're doing everything right unless maybe you're forgetting to hold RECORD while doing e200tool recover? I don't think it's possible you have a v2 because if so the e200tool program wouldn't be able to find it, the v2 not having a manufacturing mode. One curious thing I noticed was libusb recognized the player as a c200. That must be a typo in e200tool.
If you can find a download for the .rom and .mi4 files with the md5sums listed, download those files and use md5sum on your downloaded files to ensure they haven't become corrupted during the download. I've had the files become corrupted long after they were downloaded and verified, so re-verify them if you've already done so.
I suspect there could be a hardware problem with the player, possibly the actual internal drive flash chip.
11-26-2008 07:04 PM
This does not work.