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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Sandisk - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: Taslow on June 01, 2009, 09:34:20 PM

Title: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: Taslow on June 01, 2009, 09:34:20 PM
I installed Rockbox on my wife's E260r a couple days ago. Everything went very smoothly for a couple days. Seemingly out of the blue, the unit won't start anymore.

The blue ring light comes on, but there is NO display on the screen. I've tried everything from the "turn on hold switch + hold select for 10 seconds and plug in the sansa" to "hold the left button, etc. etc." methods, just to get something, anything to show up on the screen.

I'm out of options here. Any suggestions? We're running Win xp. I can get the unit to turn off by holding the power button for 10 seconds or so, but that's the only action I can get out of it.

I've read other threads about recovery mode and manufacturer's mode, but I'm a little confused about the difference and I can't get any response of any kind from the unit anyway, except the damn blue ring light.
Help!
Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: saratoga on June 01, 2009, 09:40:26 PM
Open up the player and make sure the memory daughter card hasn't become disconnected.
Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: Taslow on June 02, 2009, 06:27:36 AM
The 'memory daughter card'? Is that the small black chip I've seen referenced in other threads?

Is this relatively simple to do?
Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: Taslow on June 05, 2009, 10:07:26 PM
I removed the back panel and pushed in gently on the black square in order to re-seat whatever chip was supposedly loose, but I'm still having the exact same problem.

Any other advice? Damnable glowing blue wheel.  Nothing on the screen; connected, unconnected, etc.


There has to be SOME fix, right?
Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: yapper on June 05, 2009, 10:15:35 PM
Can you boot into the original Sansa firmware (hold << while booting)? That will rule out any software issue.
Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: Taslow on June 05, 2009, 10:19:27 PM
No, the Sansa refuses to enter the original firmware as well.


Also, the device will NOT enter Recovery mode (as described in the unbrick wiki) and I cannot get the computer to even recognize a USB device is attached.

I'm at a real loss here; is there any other information that you RockBox experts might find useful in helping me?


EDIT: Just to get some kind of response from this thing, I tried the instructions for entering Manufacturing Mode and did get the computer to recognize a new USB device, but my Windows XP machine could not install the device for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: saratoga on June 05, 2009, 10:49:08 PM
EDIT: Just to get some kind of response from this thing, I tried the instructions for entering Manufacturing Mode and did get the computer to recognize a new USB device, but my Windows XP machine could not install the device for whatever reason.

Thats no surprise, you can't use Windows for manufactoring mode.  Take a look at the instructions here if you haven't seen them yet:

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SansaE200Unbrick

Title: Re: Semi-bricked E260r
Post by: Taslow on June 06, 2009, 05:40:49 AM
Thanks Saratoga. I missed that. I went straight for the how-to-do-it.

Anything else to try here? Rockbox was working perfectly for several days and now.....nada. Things just don't stop for no reason, so any insight I could get would be appreciated.