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Foreign language on player, cannot install firmware update.

My sansa clip displays a language than English, [speculate its some form of South-East Asian language] I'm unable to get to the screen that will permit a language change.

Reformatted player, still shows foreign language. Downloaded firmware update, I'm unable to run it as my Panda firewall detects it as a virus.

Can anyone offer some advice as to how I should proceed...stomping on the unit is starting to look like the only viable way to get satisfaction, please help.

Thank you, Enrico

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I was able to locate a tutorial on the Sandisk knowledge database that allowed me to reset the unit back to English. 
Thank you.

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It got hanged..it can be turned and the buttons are not functioning


How to Reset a Sansa Clip

The Sansa Clip is a high-quality MP3 player. It holds hundreds of songs and is built for portability. The "clip" allows you to attach it to your clothing or belt while you are working out or on the go. Even the best MP3 players can encounter some problems, and the Sansa Clip is no exception. If your Sansa Clip freezes up and does not respond, you may have to try resetting or reformatting it.


Turn Sansa Clip on. Press the "Menu" (home) button.


Press the bottom of the scroll wheel until you reach the "Settings" screen. Push the center button to choose "Settings."


Scroll down to "Reset All" and select. You'll be asked to confirm the reset. Select "Yes." This option will simply allow you to reset the language and location settings on your Sansa Clip. It will not erase data from the clip. To do a complete factory restore, follow Steps 4 and 5.


In the "Settings" menu, scroll down until you reach "Format" and then select. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to format. Select "Yes."


Wait for the screen to say "Formatting Complete." You have now cleared all the files from your Sansa Clip and reset it to factory settings.
Resetting a Frozen Sansa Clip


Push the power button up and hold it for 20 seconds. Release it, then turn it on again.


Go to the Sansa website and download the "Sansa Firmware Updater."


Select "Run" when the updater installs. (Installation will take less than two minutes.)


Wait for the Sansa Firmware Updater to run through its system test. It will ask you to connect the Sansa Clip to the computer to update your Sansa's software.


Connect the Sansa Clip. Remove it from the computer when instructed. If this process does not unfreeze your Sansa Clip, contact Sansa support at the Sansa Firmware Updater website.


Tips & Warnings

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You should download the Sansa Firmware Updater to your computer even if you aren't having a problem with your Sansa. This will ensure that your device software remains up-to-date and free of technical glitches.
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Reformatting the Sansa Clip will erase all songs and data on the device. Resetting will simply change your player's settings.

Feb 19, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My player got hanged.and its not functioning? what probably the cause and how can i deal with it? it cannot be turned off..the menus are not functioning


Hi,you need to rest your mp3 player...

How to Reset a Sansa Clip

The Sansa Clip is a high-quality MP3 player. It holds hundreds of songs and is built for portability. The "clip" allows you to attach it to your clothing or belt while you are working out or on the go. Even the best MP3 players can encounter some problems, and the Sansa Clip is no exception. If your Sansa Clip freezes up and does not respond, you may have to try resetting or reformatting it.

Instructions


Complete Reset

Turn Sansa Clip on. Press the "Menu" (home) button.

Press the bottom of the scroll wheel until you reach the "Settings" screen. Push the center button to choose "Settings."

Scroll down to "Reset All" and select. You'll be asked to confirm the reset. Select "Yes." This option will simply allow you to reset the language and location settings on your Sansa Clip. It will not erase data from the clip. To do a complete factory restore, follow Steps 4 and 5.


In the "Settings" menu, scroll down until you reach "Format" and then select. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to format. Select "Yes."


Wait for the screen to say "Formatting Complete." You have now cleared all the files from your Sansa Clip and reset it to factory settings.

Resetting a Frozen Sansa Clip


Push the power button up and hold it for 20 seconds. Release it, then turn it on again.


Go to the Sansa website and download the "Sansa Firmware Updater."


Select "Run" when the updater installs. (Installation will take less than two minutes.)
.


Wait for the Sansa Firmware Updater to run through its system test. It will ask you to connect the Sansa Clip to the computer to update your Sansa's software.


Connect the Sansa Clip. Remove it from the computer when instructed. If this process does not unfreeze your Sansa Clip, contact Sansa support at the Sansa Firmware Updater website.



Tips & Warnings
How to Reset a Sansa Clip
The Sansa Clip is a high-quality MP3 player. It holds hundreds of songs and is built for portability. The "clip" allows you to attach it to your clothing or belt while you are working out or on the go. Even the best MP3 players can encounter some problems, and the Sansa Clip is no exception. If your Sansa Clip freezes up and does not respond, you may have to try resetting or reformatting it.

Instructions


Complete Reset

Turn Sansa Clip on. Press the "Menu" (home) button.

Press the bottom of the scroll wheel until you reach the "Settings" screen. Push the center button to choose "Settings."

Scroll down to "Reset All" and select. You'll be asked to confirm the reset. Select "Yes." This option will simply allow you to reset the language and location settings on your Sansa Clip. It will not erase data from the clip. To do a complete factory restore, follow Steps 4 and 5.


In the "Settings" menu, scroll down until you reach "Format" and then select. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to format. Select "Yes."


Wait for the screen to say "Formatting Complete." You have now cleared all the files from your Sansa Clip and reset it to factory settings.

Resetting a Frozen Sansa Clip


Push the power button up and hold it for 20 seconds. Release it, then turn it on again.


Go to the Sansa website and download the "Sansa Firmware Updater."


Select "Run" when the updater installs. (Installation will take less than two minutes.)
.


Wait for the Sansa Firmware Updater to run through its system test. It will ask you to connect the Sansa Clip to the computer to update your Sansa's software.


Connect the Sansa Clip. Remove it from the computer when instructed. If this process does not unfreeze your Sansa Clip, contact Sansa support at the Sansa Firmware Updater website.



Tips & Warnings

You should download the Sansa Firmware Updater to your computer even if you aren't having a problem with your Sansa. This will ensure that your device software remains up-to-date and free of technical glitches.

Reformatting the Sansa Clip will erase all songs and data on the device. Resetting will simply change your player's settings.


You should download the Sansa Firmware Updater to your computer even if you aren't having a problem with your Sansa. This will ensure that your device software remains up-to-date and free of technical glitches.

Reformatting the Sansa Clip will erase all songs and data on the device. Resetting will simply change your player's settings.

Feb 19, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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The menu is in a foreign language, which I can't read. How do I return it to English?


Turn on your clip
Go to settings (the eq symbol)
scroll to system settings
scroll to lanquage
Change to english

If you are unable to decipher the current foreign lanquage enough to find these menu options

Update the firmware again and you will be presented with the choice during the update process

Good luck!

Jan 27, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Display is stuck in a foreign language and cant change it back cause the menu is in a strange text


1 go to ustawienia enter. go to jezyk select english

2 Go to settings it should start at music options scroll down to the 5th option push enter the first option should be english push enter......

3 go to settings this is paramet push enterscroll to
idioma enter pick language

Jun 30, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sansa sanclip just froze.iit was charging and


Hi.

You have two Solutions.

Solution 1:

Resetting the player:
1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.

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Solution 2:
Updating the Sansa Clip Firmawre:
  1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater.
  2. Connect your Sansa Clip to the computer.
3.1. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right task bar. Click on the balloon message:

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3.2. 3b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the SansaUpdater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater.

4. Select the Firmware check box.
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5. Click Download Now. Firmware downloads and updating starts.

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6. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded.

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7. Disconnect your Sansa Clip from the computer.
8. A "Firmware upgrade in progress" message will appear on the Sansa Clip's display screen. The device will turn itself off after the firmware is updated.

Additional Help:
Sansa Clip Manual Guide.


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Nov 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I left my Sansa Clip MP3 Player plugged in while putting my laptop into hibernation. Now player does not response, I can't turn it on, and laptop doesn't recognize it at all.


    Complete Reset of Sansa Clip
  1. Step 1 Turn Sansa Clip on. Press the "Menu" (Home) button on the Sansa Clip.
  2. Step 2 Press the bottom of the scroll wheel until you reach the "Settings" screen. Push the center button to choose "Settings."
  3. Step 3 Scroll down to "Reset All," and select. You will be asked to confirm the reset. Select "Yes." This option will simply allow you to reset the language and location settings on your Sansa Clip. It will not erase data from the clip. To do a complete factory restore, follow steps 4 and 5.
  4. Step 4 In the "Settings" menu, scroll down until you reach "Format" and then select. You will be asked to confirm if you wish to format. Select "Yes."
  5. Step 5 Wait for the screen to say "Formatting Complete." You have now cleared all the files from your Sansa Clip and reset it to factory settings.
  6. Resetting a Frozen Sansa Clip
  7. Step 1 Unfreeze a frozen Sansa Clip by pushing the power button up and holding it for 20 seconds. Release it, and then turn it on again.
  8. Step 2 Go to the Sansa website and download the "Sansa Firmware Updater."
  9. Step 3 Select "Run" when the updater installs. (Installation will take less than two minutes.)
  10. Step 4 Wait for the Sansa Firmware Updater to run through its system test. It will ask you to connect the Sansa Clip to the computer to update your Sansa's software.
  11. Step 5 Connect the Sansa Clip and then remove it from the computer when instructed. If this process does not unfreeze your Sansa Clip, contact Sansa support at the Sansa Firmware Updater website.

Aug 22, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa Clipp Dsiplay window displays in Chinese


If you get the Enlgish Sansa Firmware Updater, it may have the side effect of restoring the default to English:
http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_clip/faqs

Feb 26, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sandisk sansa fuze in foreign language need to change to english


turn on your sansa fuze then press the menu button then go to the picture of settings then go to the very bottom of the list and press the center button then go down 5 slots and at the very top it should say english and press that one or find someone that speaks the language and have him or her fix it

Dec 25, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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I can't read the menu to change my player back to english.I need help to navigate through the menu to find settings. pLease help!


Use the following manual to help you "fly blind" and change the language back (or do an English firmware upgrade from Sandisk's website):

http://www.sandisk.com/sansa/assets/English/products/Clip/Clip_userguide_en.pdf

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 25, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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How do I change the language


You can go one of three ways. From the music/headphones icon, press down 3x (to get to settings); right 1x (to enter settings); down to the fourth option/line (observe the scroll bar to make sure you count from the very top) right 1x (to enter the languages menu). You will find your own language in plain text. It should work unless your setup is different or I miscounted somewhere. If that doesn't work, try updating the firmware. By doing that, it will ask you which language you would like to use on your Clip. If either of those do not work, plug your Clip into the computer. Then go to my computer under the start menu, find your mp3 player under the list (should be under 'devices with removable storage', or something to that effect). Right click on the mp3 player icon, and click "format". Go with the format it suggests, then reinstall the firmware from there. It will be like starting from square one.

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