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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: Taslow on June 12, 2009, 07:44:04 AM

Title: Unresponsive E260r
Post by: Taslow on June 12, 2009, 07:44:04 AM
I installed Rockbox on my wife's E260r a few 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 cannot get a response from manufacturer's mode OR recovery mode. Only the blue light ring. Also, the original firmware will not boot when I hold down the left button and turn it on.

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 also removed the back cover and tried re-seating the chip that sometimes comes loose that I've read about.

The unbrick wiki seems to be out of ideas as to how to get this done.

Did we buy a lemon here?
Title: Re: Unresponsive E260r
Post by: ej0rge on June 12, 2009, 10:05:50 AM
if just the blue light turns on, it would appear that it's booting in manufacturing mode, which means there is hope.

I think the first thing you should try is to take the battery cover off and press down on the flash module. Above the battery there's a black plastic area with a cutout that shows a little chunk of very dense foam rubber - usually black, sometimes gray. Press down on the little block of foam rubber. If it's just that somehow the flash card got loose, that might fix you right up.

If not, see the unbrick instructions:

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

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22253
Title: Re: Unresponsive E260r
Post by: herefornow on June 16, 2009, 08:16:49 PM
Thank you ej0rge, pushing down on the flash chip worked for me. Had given up till I read this post. My player is a e280 and the piece was plastic and black. Aproximately 3/8" x 1/2" in size. The location was as you described.
Title: Re: Unresponsive E260r
Post by: dfb on June 17, 2009, 03:51:14 AM
Thank you very much for giving info about the chip. Pushing in the chip solved my blue ring of death issues.
Title: Re: Unresponsive E260r
Post by: NullHead on July 05, 2009, 12:18:30 AM
if just the blue light turns on, it would appear that it's booting in manufacturing mode, which means there is hope.

I think the first thing you should try is to take the battery cover off and press down on the flash module. Above the battery there's a black plastic area with a cutout that shows a little chunk of very dense foam rubber - usually black, sometimes gray. Press down on the little block of foam rubber. If it's just that somehow the flash card got loose, that might fix you right up.

If not, see the unbrick instructions:

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

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22253

I registered just to thank you for this post! Amazing. Two weeks I thought rockbox had turned my new player into a box of rocks ...