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Sansa shaker not working

So after reading a couple of other posts - I pretty much bought a piece of junk for my daughter last christmas. It only worked once then I put new batteries in it and the only sound it makes is that annoying utoh!

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    same problem here - only the ut oh sound.

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Make sure the songs are in the right file format first. I would only download songs that are in mp3 format for starters. If it is still not playing, follow the reset method that the manual suggests. If it is still not working, it may be defective. These "windowless" players are the most difficult to use, because there is no on-screen display to let you know what's going on.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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Replaced SD card now Shaker won't play


Hi Cathi!

Few things you need to know about Sansa Shaker and the SD card:
  1. The Sansa Shaker DOES NOT support SDHC memory cards. Only regular SD cards are supported.
  2. Maximum capacity for supported SD cards - 2GB!
  3. Any SD card which doesn't meet the requirement above might cause the problem you encounter. REPLACE the card with a supported one - SD card with up to 2GB in capacity.
  4. No software/data is stored or needed to be on the memory card - apart from your music files.
  5. MP3 file type is fully supported by Sansa Shaker.
Regards,
Pelu.

Apr 10, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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I bought my daughter a sansa shake for christmas and it wont sync on any computer?


i wouldnt use sync feature for the shaker read the following:
check the file types from you music the shaker only plays MP3 and PCM WAV  file types. You may have WMA (if u used windows media player) which will not play on the shaker  (i had this same ploblem btw) you can easly find free music file converter software to change these files to mp3 or wav types (which i did), or you could rerip to songs from a cd and tell the windows media player to rip the files as mp3 types instead of the default wma format  from the windows media player widow :
tools >> options >> Rip Music >> under format select mp3 (theres a wav option but i used the mp3 option to be safe) 
do not use the sync feature it will automatically convert your files to to wma (why? i dont know) instead copy the files directly from the folder that contains them :
right click the file you need to put on the player select open file location drag and drop to the player (or copy/paste if you want).
hope this helped =P 

Dec 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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A problem with my sansa shaker


Hi again audreytagle. Please take your slip and take your sansa to the place you bought it and show them the problem they will probably give you a new one. before you do that try inserting new batteries into the sansa shaker and see if the product works. if not use the above mentioned solution.

Jul 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa Shaker


Hello Cindy im KBFC id like to say that your not doing anything wrong. see i also have a sansa shaker and what i can say to you that it dosent always play all the songs in it, simply because they are not supported its quiet dissapointing but the sansa dose play most mp3`s put into it. i dont know if its a long time scince you have posted this letter but if its not too late mabyee you can still take it back in exchange for something else. HOPE I SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM BYE!

Jul 02, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Shaker wont play songs


The songs that you are trying to download may not have the right DRM license - get the premium version of your music service subscription to get the correct license (or go to the license tab under the song properties, and click acquire license).

May 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa shaker


First, make sure you have the Installation disc and install it.
Then look in the manual.

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Sansa shaker not playing


Funny I found this forum because I've been having the same problem. My understanding is that subscription services (yahoo music, iTunes, etc.) don't come in an mp3 file format. You can, however, add songs from cd's you own.

Here's a link you might find helpful. It's from the Sansa Forums. One of the posters describes how you can convert files. I don't know how complicated it is. Good luck! :)
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=shaker&thread.id=121

I understand your frustration! I've been having the same problem. I just wasted TWO HOURS trying to get music to download onto this Shaker. The extra $40 for a better device would have been worth it! I can't afford to buy all the cd's that I'd need to fill this player with the songs my son likes. I'm thinking of bringing it back!

Dec 18, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa shaker mp3 player not playing songs


this a false stupid player its not easy like it looks in \on/ tv what do i need to do to get it to work

Dec 09, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Only plays some songs


The Shaker only plays songs in MP3 format.

If you Ripped (copied) CD's to your PC with Windows Media Player, the default settings are as WMA.

You will need to delete these and re-copy them to your PC, then transfer to the Shaker.





Best of Luck.

Nov 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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