01-02-2009 04:35 PM
OK, that confirms that, but the .18 version is a stable one, where the .24 can be a bit buggy. I never updated my v1. I left it on .18 and everything's fine. Others have even reverted back to this version.
As I said, I think your problem lies in the corrupted files and is not a firmware issue though, so running ChkDsk and/or formatting it should solve it.
01-09-2009 11:43 AM
I really hope someone can help me.
My e260 (v1 I believe) keeps turning on by itself, and then turn back off the same way. When I try to turn it on, it turns off just a while later. I've already updated the firmware, but it didn't make a difference...
First I thought the power button could be struck, then that it could be a virus, now i don't have any idea... will I just have to smash it with a hammer too?
01-09-2009 04:28 PM
1- If you THINK you have a v1 but don't know, please find out. The v1 and v2 work the same but they are totally different when it comes to troubleshooting. Look in the FAQ..
2- Try holding down the power button for 20seconds to do a "soft" reset.
3- If that doesn't work, carefully unscrew the back and take the battery out. Hold the power button for 20seconds again, put batter back in, try it out..
-One e260, one e260v2, an e250R, Three e250s. www.rockbox.org
01-09-2009 04:31 PM
It might just be stuck in a loop. Try re-setting it by pressing and holding the power button down for like 20 seconds or so. Then try it again. If it still can't decide whether it wants to stay awake or go to sleep, it's got more serious issues than what you can fix. Probably a resistor failing or something.
I've got a TV that does the same thing. It will work fine for months; then all of a sudden it will switch off by itself . . . and then on . . . it will do this for a while, increasing in frequency and then start scrolling backwards through the channels from 64 down to 2, continuously looping like that. The only way to shut it off at that point is to pull the plug.
This has been going on for years. I've had repairmen out several times. Each time they think they've found something different and it works when they leave. Then it will start up again, sometimes within an hour of them leaving, sometimes not again for months. If I let it 'rest' for a month or so then turn it on, it will work fine again, maybe for 2 hours, 2 days, 6 months, or a year or more. I have never seen anything like it before, and I've owned countless TV sets in my life.
I'm convinced it's posessed. Thank goodness it hasn't spun around and barfed pea soup on me yet.
But I digress . . . if your player doesn't work right after trying the reset, get a new one. The prices are pretty reasonable now. If you get another e200 series, save the old one for spare parts (battery, face plate, etc.)
01-09-2009 05:51 PM
1- yes, I guess I was joking.
2- at the back of the player appears only "e260" so I think it is the v1, right?
3-well, I have already done this. holding the power button for 15, 20, 30, 40s, ....a minute, nothing works.
I would like to buy the most recent products, but I'm from Brazil and the prices are too high - I'll have to wait another cousin to go to the states again... ¬¬
but I will try to unscrew the thing to see if I can save The Thing!
Really is very frustrating! everytime I want to listen some music I have to fight with it, see wich one is the most stuborn! sometimes it stays on, but only after a good 30min turning on/off... Argh!!!!!!!!
I'm convinced it's posessed. Thank goodness it hasn't spun around and barfed pea soup on me yet. hhahahahahaha - I feel the same way
Thank you for your help - at least now i know if there's nothing I can do and stop worring!
01-22-2009 07:08 AM
Its not working at all. I called customer support as well and they sent me a link for downloading the firmware(which I've tried before and it still gives me an error code 1003) but I followed the instructions (opened and unzipped the file and unplugged my sansa and it went back to the same screen as I originally started off with: Load image failed Switch to recovery mode) I'm going to call again and ask ...again Because my mp3 will not load the firmware as much as I have tried )
03-01-2009 01:20 AM
Does this firmware support sdhc or not. I love my player and it works for all it's intended uses. but i'd like to add 8gb of memory or more and this only comes on sdhc cards....pls advise before I buy one.
03-01-2009 02:04 AM
No. None of the firmwares for v1 players support sdhc cards. You are limited to a 2 GB card with v1 players, unless Rockbox firmware is used. Only the v2 players can use sdhc cards natively.