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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Sandisk - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: choke on November 28, 2008, 04:24:10 PM

Title: New Install on C250: Buttons Don't Work
Post by: choke on November 28, 2008, 04:24:10 PM
I got two refurb C250 from Buy.com, and one of them was V1.

I have Rockbox on a previous C250, but the headphone jack went flaky, only giving two channels with pressure on the headphone plug.  Of course, no one fixes refurb Sansas.

I got the new Rockbox Utility, 1.0.7, and installed the bootloader and the Rockbox Stable build onto the C250.

Rockbox boots, but will not respond to any buttons; up, down, right left, menu/power, etc.

The hold switch does work; I can see the little lock appear and disappear when I slide it.  Locked or unlocked doesn't change the behavior.

The buttons work with the default firmware.  I started with 1.01 and went to 1.07 just to see f that makes a difference.  It does not.

I thought it might be the build, so I installed current build -- no change -- and then took the old build off of my functioning C250.  It started fine, but again was completely unresponsive to the buttons.

I have pulled and reset the battery.

I can shut the C250 off with a long menu/power button push. so the hardware is seeing the buttons. 

But since even the bootloader can't see the buttons, the only way to boot to default firmware is to plug it into USB (or remove the bootloader, of course).

Has anyone else seen this happen?

Has anyone got a fix?
Title: Re: New Install on C250: Buttons Don't Work
Post by: yapper on November 28, 2008, 04:47:54 PM
There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with current builds. I just installed r19257 on a c250 with OF 01.01.07P and all keys function as expected under Rockbox.
Title: Re: New Install on C250: Buttons Don't Work
Post by: shadowjack62 on November 30, 2008, 09:01:40 AM
Hmm...I am having the same problem with my e280.   Boots fine but is unresponsive to buttons, went back to original Sansa firmware and buttons work fine.

Update: nothing like reading the directions, reinstalled and everything works as it should.
Title: Re: New Install on C250: Buttons Don't Work
Post by: choke on November 30, 2008, 12:52:04 PM
I'd love to know what directions you needed to follow to make it work.

I have installed and uninstalled many times.  I have only used rbutilqt-v1.0.7 to install the bootloader, but have put various builds on, with the utility and via copying.  Edit: I have now read the manual and used SansaPatcher to put on the bootloader; no difference.

I'm perfectly willing to believe that I am doing something stupid, but I don't know what it is.

I guess that's the definition of stupid.