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Won't turn on

My sansa clip won't turn on when ever I hook it up to the computer it will turn on and start charging that's it when ever I disconnect it it automatically turns off and when I try to turn it on it won't work.

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  • jdplatt56 Sep 10, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.

  • lilmenso66 Dec 11, 2008

    i was listening to my mp3 and it suddenly turned off and wont turn back on please help

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    the sansa clip 1gb mp3 wont turn on?

  • pianogal161 Dec 15, 2008

    my sansa clip 1gb just turned off when i was using it and it wont turn on even when its plugged into the somputer

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    my sansa will charge but when i take it out it gose off and i cant turn it back on. HELP ME I NEED MY MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!

  • klacni Dec 24, 2008

    It wont turn on even after i charged it

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How do you safely disconnect it?

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What you need to do is first make sure that you are safely disconnecting your sansa clip and not just taking it off the computer. Second you may have a virus in your sansa clip I would prefer you call Technical Support for Sansa clips, the number is 1-866-726-3475, they are open 4am-10pm PST
or 7am-1am EST. Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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Sansa clip on turn on


can u more specific? u mean how to turn on your sansa clip or your clip can't turn on?
if the first one:
u may can see the instructions.
if the second one:
SOLUTION 1 - Reset the player.

SOLUTION 2
- Make sure the player is fully charged.
1. Connect the player to the PC.
2. Make sure the computer detects the player.

NOTE: If needed, switch the player to MSC mode, then connect it to the PC.

3. Leave the player connected for approximately 2 hours to charge.
4. Disconnect the player from the PC.
5. Verify if you can turn on the player.
6. Reset the player if necessary.

Feb 25, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sandisk sansa clip 1gb wont turn on


Make sure the player is fully charged. 1. Connect the player to the PC. 2. Make sure the computer detects the player.
NOTE: If needed, switch the player to MSC mode, 1. Turn device OFF. 2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing). 3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.then connect it to the PC. Next Be sure the battery is charged 1. Leave the player connected for approximately 2 hours to charge. 2. Disconnect the player from the PC. 3. Verify if you can turn on the player. 4. Reset the player if necessary.
To reset the player: 1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds. 2. Release the Power/Menu button. 3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.
If that does not do it, re-seat the battery: Here is how to get to the battery, 1. Press the battery compartment in while sliding to the right. 2. Remove old battery. 3. Insert new battery or reset the old battery. 4. Close the battery compartment. Then try and see if it will come on with out the battery hooked to your computer. 1. Remove the battery. 2. Connect the player to the PC to verify if it turns on. 3. Re-seat the battery to ensure proper connection. 4. Verify if the player turns on.

Jan 29, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sansa sanclip just froze.iit was charging and


Hi.

You have two Solutions.

Solution 1:

Resetting 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.

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Solution 2:
Updating the Sansa Clip Firmawre:
  1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater.
  2. Connect your Sansa Clip to the computer.
3.1. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right task bar. Click on the balloon message:

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3.2. 3b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the SansaUpdater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater.

4. Select the Firmware check box.
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5. Click Download Now. Firmware downloads and updating starts.

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6. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded.

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7. Disconnect your Sansa Clip from the computer.
8. A "Firmware upgrade in progress" message will appear on the Sansa Clip's display screen. The device will turn itself off after the firmware is updated.

Additional Help:
Sansa Clip Manual Guide.


If you need any Further Help Just don't Hesitate Asking me.
Thank You For Using Fixya.
Good Luck.


Nov 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sandisk sansa clip mp3 player won't go past the start upscreen


Do a master reset on all the usb ports on your pc and reset the mp3 if you can.

Jul 06, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa Clip will not turn on


I had the same problem, and found the solution on the Sansa Clip forum page at sandisk.com
Here it is: Simply push the on switch up and hold it for 15 seconds, this initiates a soft reset, which resets the device to the state it was when last turned on

May 11, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player will not charge anymore. At least not on the computer I'm on. I have had it hooked up to charge for 2 days now and nothing. Why is this and how can I charge it?


This is direct from the sansa FAQs at http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_clip/faqs 02. Why won’t my Sansa Clip charge when I connect it to my computer? USB Cable
Make sure that the USB cable is properly plugged in and use the original cable.

Computer in Hibernation mode
Make sure that the computer isn’t entering hibernate or sleep mode while the device is connected. The computer must be on in order to charge your player.

USB Port 2.0
Make sure your player is connected USB 2.0 port (1.1 occasionally causes charging problems).

USB Port location
Try plugging in different USB port (i.e. USB port in the back of the computer); sometimes the front USB ports have problem charging up the device.

Battery
Make sure the battery is fully charged. It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge the battery.

Latest firmware
Make sure to update firmware by downloading and installing the Sansa Firmware Updater.

I hope this helps, and don't forget to rate the answer.

Mar 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Can't get sansa clip to turn on or charge


These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa clip wont power up unless hooked up to usb


http://www.sandisk.com/media/175960/clip_um_0608_eng.pdf

Windows XP SP2
• Windows Media Player v10
• Intel Pentium class PC or higher
• CD-ROM drive
• USB 2.0 port for hi-speed transfers and charging

Make sure HOLD button is not on.

Battery
The Sansa
®
Clip player comes with an internal rechargeable battery. To use the player for
the very first time, remember to fully charge the battery. You can charge your Sansa
®
player through the USB port of your computer, a car adapter (not included) USB port, or AC
adapter (not included) USB port.
Charging
To charge the battery, please follow these steps:
1. Connect the larger end of the USB cable into an available USB port on the
computer.
2. Connect the smaller end of the USB cable into the Sansa
®
Clip player.
3. The computer must be on for most USB ports to charge your battery. Your
Sansa
®
will show connected and the yellow charging indicator will appear.
The battery level indicator will blink while charging. You will not be able to
play while connected to the computer USB.
4. To stop recharging, simply disconnect the cable.
The battery can also be charged using an AC adapter (not included) or a car adapter
(not included) and you will be able to play your device while charging with one of the
adapters.
NOTE: Some low-power USB ports may not be able to provide enough charge
power. Also note that the rechargeable batteries are not replaceable.

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There is a fix, but it is going to delete all the songs off the player, so you will have to reload them. Disconnect the Sansa Clip from the computer. Slide the power button up for 15 seconds to turn the Sansa Clip off. Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer

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