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Sandisk mp3 player

Will not power up with the battery or plugged into the computer

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  • Teresa Sorensen Jun 26, 2007

    Thanks for trying yo help but I've tried a new battery.

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What about the power adapter or a new battery?

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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Use SanDisk MP3 Players
SanDisk is an electronic device manufacturer that creates various types of MP3 players under the SanDisk Sansa product line.
The SanDisk MP3 players range in storage capacity, starting at 512mb, and are intended to operate on the Windows operating system.
Most SanDisk MP3 players also include a built-in video player with a color screen, an FM radio tuner, and a memory flash card slot to expand the MP3 player's storage capacity.
Use SanDisk MP3 players to take your computer's MP3 library with you and listen to music wherever you go.

1. Verify that your computer meets the operating specifications required to sync the SanDisk MP3 player with the PC.
All SanDisk MP3 players require Windows XP or later; Windows Media Player; and a USB 1.0 port. A USB 2.0 is important if you want high-speed music syncing.
2, Check that the SanDisk MP3 player has a full battery charge.
All SanDisk MP3 players have a rechargeable lithium ion battery, and some SanDisk devices have a replaceable battery.
The battery icon on the top right-hand side of the SanDisk MP3 player's screen displays the current status of the battery's charge.
If the battery is low, recharge it before using the SanDisk player for the first time.
To charge, connect the player to your computer's powered USB port using the included USB cable.
The SanDisk player's screen will display a yellow charging icon.
Unplug when charging is complete.

3. To turn on the SanDisk MP3 player for the first time, unlock the "hold" switch on the top of the MP3 player by sliding it so that the orange tab does not appear.
Then, press the "power button" once.
Wait for the SanDisk MP3 player to respond.
The thumbweel of the player will flash a light and the screen will turn on to display the player's menu options.
Turn off the SanDisk player by holding down the player's power button for two seconds.
Wait for the screen to display "Goodbye" before releasing the button.
4. Practice resetting the SanDisk MP3 player to solve critical software errors and to fix the MP3 player if it freezes.
To reset the player, hold down the power button for fifteen seconds.
This resets the MP3 player to its original factory settings and can help resolve any problems you encounter while using the SanDisk MP3 player.
5. Connect the SanDisk MP3 player to your computer using the included USB cable.
Once the computer has sensed the connected device, the SanDisk player's screen will display "Connected" and the SanDisk Portable Media Player will be listed under Other in your computer's My Computer window.
6. Add music to the SanDisk MP3 player.
Double-click the Portable Media Player listed in the My Computer window.
Double-click the Music folder.
Select the MP3 files that you wish to load onto the MP3 player and drag them into the Music folder.
The player will load them into its internal memory and make them available for playback once the device is disconnected from the computer.
7. Sync your MP3 song playlists from Windows Media Player to the SanDisk MP3 player.
Create a playlist in Windows Media Player and connect the SanDisk MP3 player to your computer (see Step 5).
Once its connected, Windows will display a dialog box. In the box, click "Sync digital media files to this device."
In the next window, click Set Up Sync. In the menu, click Personal Playlists and then select the playlists that you wish to transfer to the SanDisk player.
Click the Add button then push the Finish button to transfer your Windows Media Player playlists to the MP3 player.


Aug 09, 2013 | SanDisk Clip Audio Players & Recorders

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My problem is whenever my mp3 player is pluger into my charger or computer, it works perfect. but when i take it out, it turns off and it won't turn back on. why.


It sounds like the internal battery is bad.

When plugged into your computer or the charger those devices are giving your mp3 player an electrical current. When you remove the mp3 player from the source providing the power, the internal battery is not able to continue powering it because it is no longer good.

Unfortunately the SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player's internal re-chargeable battery is not replaceable.

If you still have any time left on your One Year warranty you could have the device replaced.

Good Luck! Thanks for using FixYa!

Apr 21, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Will my mp3 player (sandisk sansa m230) charge


Assuming the computer puts out enough juice, yes. Not all USB ports do.

Plug it in, and the Sansa should say "Charging" if it is charging. If it doesn't, try a different USB port if possible. If your computer has ports on the front/side and on the back, the back ones are more likely to put out sufficient power.

Apr 29, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do i charge my mp3 player/sandisk sansa m240


Connect the USB cable to the MP3 player then power up a computer and plug this MP3 and cable into the computer's USB port.
You can also charge it by purchasing a 5V USB power adapter and plugging the MP3 player and cable into this adapter.

Jan 04, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How i can recharge the battery of my scandisk?


Connect the USB cable to the MP3 player then power up a computer and plug this MP3 and cable into the computer's USB port.
You can also charge it by purchasing a 5V USB power adapter and plugging the MP3 player and cable into this adapter.

Jan 04, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I unplugged my sansa clip while it was writing is there anything i can do to fix it holding the power switch to reset it does not do anything and when plugged into the computer it is not recognized by the...


How to reset the Sandisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player:

Hold down the Power/Resetbutton for about 15 seconds to perform a normal reset.

Otherwise, drain the battery completely by forcing it on until the rechargeable battery is completely drained: this will reset the unit completely.

Dec 19, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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How do i charge my sansa mp3?


  • Step 1:Plug the appropriate end of the USB link cable that came with your SanDisk MP3 player into the MP3 player itself. The port for this cable can be found on the right side of most models of SanDisk MP3 players.
  • Step 2:Plug the other end of the USB link cable into a free USB port on your computer. This will effectively connect your SanDisk MP3 player to your computer.
  • Step 3:Turn your computer on. This will cause your SanDisk MP3 player to automatically begin drawing power from the computer and charging its battery. On the screen, an indicator light will flash yellow while the player is charging.
  • Step 4:Disconnect the cable from both your MP3 player and your computer when the device has finished charging. You will be able to tell when the charge is complete when the indicator light that previously was flashing yellow appears as solid green.
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    My sandisk sansa 2g wont turn on with out being plugged in at tha computer n seems to be fine when its plugged in but when its unplugged it wont work! the battery is on a full battery but wont turn on at...


    The battery may show "full' but still not hold a charge, so that when you unplug it from your computer, it goes dead. I assume you hold down the power button for several seconds and it still doesn't power up? Most likely, you battery is defective.

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    SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player wont turn on and isn't detected by computer.


    your battery could be dead. but when you plug it in does the blue ring light up

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