Question about SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player
/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman";}
I am using
Sansa Clip MP3 Player (4GB). For the past three months I didn’t
have any problem with the player and i tranferred music files and enjoyed. But now I had a problem with the Sansa Clip. When I connect the Sansa Clip to the PC, the player is not recognized by the PC but
the charge indicator in the player is blinking and the player get charged. Minimum Operating Systems
requirements are met for transferring but still it does not recognize. The pack
didn’t contain any driver CD. Plz Give me a solution.
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
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 16, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player
Feb 25, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player
Sep 30, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player
Mar 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player
Feb 18, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player
May 18, 2016 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player
Jul 18, 2015 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player
474 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!