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Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-08-2009

hi pls help me!

i accidentally reformatted my sansa E200 player and now, i can't open it.. only the blue ring lights and it cant be recognized by my pc.. what should i do? pls help me..
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,667
Registered: ‎01-12-2008

Re: hi pls help me!

Simply reformatting shouldn't have caused that, unless...  How exactly did you do the format?  If you formatted the recovery partition on a v1 player, you might be able to fix it by following the information in this ABI thread.

 

One possible quick fix, before trying the above, is to just hold the menu/power button down for 15 seconds or so, and then tap it again to turn the player back on.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-08-2009

Re: hi pls help me!

i fully reformatted it.. =(
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: hi pls help me!

Did you use the Windows format command when in Recovery Mode?  This may be the problem.  The 16MB FORMAT partition must NEVER be formatted via Windows, though your computer will offer to do so.

 

The sansa.fmt method is the only way in there.

 

Bob  Smiley Surprised

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Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-08-2009

Re: hi pls help me!

how do i do that sansa.fmt thingy?
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Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-08-2009

Re: hi pls help me!

If you are able to see the drive on your computer(it will show as a 16mb drive)  use notepad and create and save a blank file and name it sansa.fmt    Then drag that file over to the root menu of your sansa player.  Then unplug the player from your computer.  This should format your player.  If you do not see the player in "My Computer" then I am unable to help you at this point.  Sorry about that.
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-08-2009

Re: hi pls help me!

yup i can't see it in My Computer..=(
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,875
Registered: ‎08-14-2007

Re: hi pls help me!

Here is the famous Blue Ring of Death thread
Can't Connect? Other Problems? Answers