20 Most Recent SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player - Page 3 Questions & Answers

Re: 500 songs, all gone but wont allow other downloads, "to full"

Use settings "format" on mp3 player. This will delete any hidden files. If you download in one format (say like Ubuntu) and delete them under another (say Windows), files can remain in *.trash which is hidden. To avoid this in the future, try deleting with shift+del as it will bypass the trash folder.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Apr 17, 2015

You will need to manually reinstall the firmware from the Sansa Website

Current version is 01.02.15 (at this date 1/30/11)

On your clip the version number may be followed with an "a"

Your clip should be at least 50% charged or greater before following these steps

DO NOT use the Sansa Updater

1. Download the current firmware for your Clip+ from the Sansa Website

2. Save the zipped firmware (clipplus01.02.15.zip) to a folder you can easily locate (Downloads)

3. Create a new folder naming it what you wish.. (Sansa Firmware)

4. Open the downloaded zipped file(clipplus01.02.15.zip) using something like Winrar

5. Delete the file clpp_data.dat (This is the slot radio ad)

6. Extract/unzip the remaining file clppa.bin to the new folder (Sansa Firmware)

7. Plug in your Sansa Clip

8. Drag and drop (copy) the clppa.bin file into the internal memory or root of the clip

9. Unplug the clip from the USB port on your PC

10. The firmware will update and the media will refresh.. and you will no longer have the Slot radio Ad on your clip

Good luck

I have three clips.. 2 of the 2 gb.. 1 of the 4 gb and now a plus 8 gb.. and yes..I too found the banner ad annoying as all get out.


SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015

The file is probably DRM-protected. It is possible to remove the protection using a software program.

Have a look at this link for more info:

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

On the right hand side under the headphone cable is the volume bar. Press the upper part to make it louder and the lower to reduce the sound.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

ITunes does not support this player. To put music on the player you must copy the files from the folders where the music files are on your computer to the device mounted on your computer.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Feb 05, 2015

"Audible" books are copy protected to prevent unauthorized copying or sharing.
Download the Audible Manager software from http://www.audible.com/sw
When you load that software and sign on to your Audible.com account, you will be able to sync the information into the Sansa player that will authorize the audiobook to play on the Sansa.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Jan 15, 2015

Two possibilities:
1) either the earbud plug has a loose connection, or
2) a soldier joint in the player itself is cracked.

Have you tried different earbuds? If that fixes the problem, then yea!

If new earbuds don't fix the problem, the it's likely a cracked soldier joint. Cracked joints are easy to repair, IF you have the right soldiering iron and are a careful working who enjoys learning new skills.

Good luck.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015

You could try the following:

Start with the Clip turned OFF. Slide the power switch down to the HOLD position. Press and HOLD the center button depressed until it is recognized by the PC- give it a few seconds.

The Clip's display will state "connected" with the device now in MSC mode.

You can now repair the File Allocation Table (FAT) using Windows' chkdsk utility.

Open My Computer and find the Clip a listed under "devices with removable storage" as a flash drive. Let's say it displays as E: SANSA CLIP for example. Our assigned drive letter is E:

From the Run box under Start, enter cmd and press Enter. You will get a DOS window.

Enter chkdsk E: /f and press Enter. The /f toggle tells the utility to fix the errors.

After clicking on the Safely Remove icon in the taskbar, or right clicking on the Clip and selecting Eject, unplug the Clip.

Try powering it up again, and see if all is well.

I found this at: http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Sansa-Clip-Sansa-Clip/FAT-is-corrupted-On-Clip-4G/td-p/250798

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

You can go to: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12839/kw/mp3/session/L3RpbWUvMTQxNzU2OTMxMy9zaWQvVXdoOUJXOG0%3D and this link will give you the information you need.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014

You probably are not going to get this working again... But, there is a small chance that if you put it aside for a week or two it may, just maybe dry internally and work.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Nov 01, 2014

Try this.
Hold down the Power/Reset button for about 15 seconds to perform a normal reset.

If you would like to reset the device to it's original factory settings, you can do so by selecting Settings from the Main Menu, and selecting Reset All.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Oct 08, 2014

You could try using your earphones with another device to see if they are working properly. For example, I think my earphones have a broken wire in them because when the earphone plug revolves up or down in the jack the sound cuts out. When I turn the plug around a little, the sound comes back. (I am sure you had the volume turned up :)

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Sep 21, 2014

it could be a filename issue. You could number your tracks in a mp3 tag editor. I suggest mp3tag v.2.5.x for your needs.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Sep 21, 2014

Maybe your cable has a broken wire in it. This happened to me and I had to bend the cable back and forth. When it connected so I knew it was the cable, I just got a new one.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014

If you have too many songs on the player delete some of the ones you don't listen too or convert the files to a lower bit rate and it will allow more songs, but at the cost of quality.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Jul 06, 2014

After a update the player needs to be reset. To reset the player:
1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.

SanDisk Sansa... | Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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