I say temporarily because I doubt this can not be fixed. Anyway, been a very long time since I've posted here, maybe because I've been solely using my Sansa Fuze for the past couple of years, letting my iRiver DAP's and even the refurb Sansa e280 sit in a box. But I've left my Fuze back in Budapest and am now in NY. Long story short, I installed RB on the e280 back when it first came out and wasn't perfectly stable.
I checked to see if there was any progress and of course much has been made so I decided to update the e280 yesterday. I downloaded the automated installer and:
I'm running it off my Intel MacBook Pro (late 2008) 10.6.4 I couldn't remember or tell if my Sansa was V1 or V2 but figured the former since I bought it almost 2 years ago. I chose for the installer to do a full install with both a fresh boot loader and firmware. I also hit "auto detect" for the version number, and it did land on V1, so figured it was a safe bet.
It was almost done, when I got a message saying that it could not continue because the target location was wrong. ?? I hit continue by accident, and once again likely the wrong choice on the next prompt as well.. and then decided to hit abort when I realized the mistake. Since I hit abort in the middle of it all, I thought ok.. just start over. Unfortunately, it then said that the Sansa no longer had a boot loader installed and that I should fetch one, install it and try again.
But now the bigger problem: When I plug the Sansa in via USB, all that ever happens is a constant/perpetual re-boot. I figured out how to start it in recovery mode, and after plugging it in to the USB port again, I get this:
"USB cable connected
Enter usb2.0 MSD mode
I've tried to follow links for what to download and such, but most things I've found are related to doing this with Linux or Windows. I don't have my Linux box anymore, and now I'm utterly lost. Would someone please be kind enough to walk me through the steps ? I'd hate to just toss the Sansa in the garbage. Btw... it actually boots just fine and I can see the file system. I've even cleared everything as well. If it's just a case of a corrupted boot loader, is this easy enough to fix ?