01-17-2009 07:09 PM
Okay so I bought a micro sd card for my player because I used a small 256kb little rinkdy dinky card.
So i bought a sandisk 4gb "micro sd hc" card and it is not being recognized. I am thinking its because its a micro sd "hc" card?
Do I need just a micro sd card w/o the hc...
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01-19-2009 05:26 AM
It WILL work with Rockbox, which is a little tricky to use and a little MORE tricky to install on an "R" model..
I say it's totally worth it though.
If you can follow instructions, you can use it- it's totally Free and Legal
-you can put videos on the SD cards, and it's easier to get the videos converted right.
-comes with 20+ Free games (like ripoffs of Jewels, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Sudoku, etc...)
-you can record from FM or mic into mp3 format, which saves space
-customizable themes (check the pictures out!)- http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/WpsSansaE200
-lots of extra settings ( I can turn off the blue ring at night!)
Just read the right chapter in the manual FIRST, they get really cranky about questions on their forum if you haven't.
-One e260, one e260v2, an e250R, Three e250s. www.rockbox.org
01-20-2009 09:54 AM
This is very interesting and I would like to do this, I was doing some research and I found some info on wikipedia that has me wondering. I was hoping you could explain this a little bit more for me Mr. Autobahn?
"The Sandisk firmware does not recognize the newer micro SDHC format (generally 4GB and higher). Rockbox firmware will recognize the SDHC format, but you are not able to save data via the USB connection of the e200--only through an external SDHC reader."
Do I have to purchase this so called reader?
I read the manual over at that site and it looks fairly easy to install this firmware onto my player, but Im afraid if I do it incorrectly my player will no longer be usable. If it is done incorectly can you set the player back to factory standards or are you screwed.
01-20-2009 02:53 PM
I'm not Mr. Autobahn, but I can try to help you . . .
01-20-2009 10:13 PM - edited 01-20-2009 10:15 PM
I'm Stuck! I am computer literate and I followed instructions to a tee! I get stuck when in the rockbox website doing the special instructions for installing specifically for an "R" model.
(1-6 is actually 6-11) at this page here
I can't thank you guys enough, been a major help for me since I found this great site. This rockbox is very cool and gives me new appreciation for my favorite piece of electronics.
Message Edited by Ton3 on 01-20-2009 10:15 PM
01-20-2009 10:32 PM
Did you patch the bootloader first?
In order to install Rockbox you MUST have patched the Sandisk bootloader on your device as described in SansaE200RInstallation.
01-21-2009 06:47 AM - edited 01-21-2009 08:38 AM
I skipped a few important steps that I hadn't noticed earlier.
Can't wait to see what's in store...
Thank you all for giving me a new twist for my player...
Got the reader for my sdhc card on the way..
Message Edited by Ton3 on 01-21-2009 08:38 AM