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Sansa 2gb clip

When i plug it all it does is show a pic of the player and the pc with arrows saying its connected and writing but it wont do anything else the battery is so dead I cant turn it on what do i do Thanks!

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While the player is connected to the computer, you will not be able to go through the menu, play music, etc. Only after you have disconnected it from the PC will it work.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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