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SANSA Clip not recognised

I went to settings ---format--- After which my laptop does not recognise the sansa.Thru Windows media player i cannot find my SANSA to do the sync
I need help

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I went to amost every site and i stile can'nt find it. And my compturer will not recsoniz me.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    My computer will not recognize the sansa clip when connected using the USB port. I am not able to find it in my computer or in other area. The sansa clip reads connected but the computer doesn't.

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DON'T USE THE WMP (windows media player) It screws with some things; too complex.
(to clear or 'erase' skip to format -below)
1ST: Just try to 'reset' by holding down the main center button AND pushing UP on the lock/off-on button, for about 8-9 seconds,
It will then 'refresh' the database, shouldn't lose anything,
OR:
Most other problems can be fixed ultimately by the following;
REFORMAT the SansaDisk Clip by finding it in My Computer and right click then just 'format' the thing. THEN drag and drop new music into it (or books), DRAG and DROP, you apparently erase the thing with a 'FORMAT' ....BUT - it's .sys files remain and it is like new {as in empty}
This usually fixes almost anything, should even erase a virus (I'm guessing) but shouldn't hurt it.
Good Luck!

-simple 'drag and drop' from my MUSIC folder seems to work just fine for me...

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