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I have a SanDisk Sansa Clip MP Player, and I cannot get my computer to recognize that the devise is plugged in to a USB Port. My battery is completly dead and im trying to recharge but it wont recognize it...Please help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I try to recharge my battery on my sansa clip 1gb and it will charge for 1min then it will stop




  • Synergist01 Dec 29, 2008

    I received a ScanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player for Christmas, and now cannot seem allow my computer (PC/Win XP-SP2) to recognize the existence of the player, nor does it appear to fully charge the unit, despite the computer being on, and plugged into the USB 2.0 port for 4+ hours, such that the player only played for approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to indicating "low battery" and subsequently shutting down. Yes, my computer was on while attempting to charge this unit...

  • Gralon Thomas Apr 07, 2009

    I cant format the music off my Sansa 1 GB

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    I just bought the Fuze sansa and the Cd will not download into my computer nor when I use the cable my computer does not locate..Help

  • j_95 Apr 15, 2009

    okay...i was really happy when i found this info..but there is one problem. In your first solution you say in the middle to, Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving yourcursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrowunderneath the Sync tab.However, i can't find the little black arrow under the sync tab. There is no black arrow.

  • j_95 Apr 15, 2009

    okay...i was really happy when i found this info..but there is one problem. In your first solution you say in the middle to, Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving yourcursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrowunderneath the Sync tab.However, i can't find the little black arrow under the sync tab. There is no black arrow.

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Make sure the lock is not engaged first:

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 the Sandisk website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out.
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

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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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.

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

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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.

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Windows XP SP2
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• Intel Pentium class PC or higher
• CD-ROM drive
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Battery
The Sansa
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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
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®
Clip player.
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Sansa
®
will show connected and the yellow charging indicator will appear.
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4. To stop recharging, simply disconnect the cable.
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