September 22, 2010 12:03 PM

I would not recommend doing this! I formatted a Sansa e250 and permanently bricked it. I tried every trick in the book to resurrect it, but nothing worked. I would use the format/reset options in the UI of the Clip to erase the contents safely. Also, you do not have to reformat the Clip to install new firmware, so there is really no need to completely format the device.

Peter Redmer
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