Question about SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

Sandisk sansa clip mp3 only comes on when plugged into a usb con.

When I try to turn my mp3 on it wont come on, but when I plug it in to a phone charger, or another usb port it comes on.
WHAT CAN I DO???

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,596 Answers

Try holding in the power button for about 5-7 seconds, and then release. Also, make sure the hold/lock switch was not accidentally engaged.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • Corey Knoettgen
    Corey Knoettgen Mar 08, 2009

    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/dr...
    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

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can I recharge the battery of my Sandisk Sansa Clip MP3 player without using my computer?


Yes. AC to USB adapters are available anywhere cell phone chargers are sold. One end plugs into a wall outlet and you can plug the USB cord from your Sansa into the other end. I use such a device every night to charge my Sansa.

Aug 25, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

My Sansa Clip doesn't seem to be working. I plug it into a USB on my desktop to charge it and it turns on but eventually doesn't work. could the driver somehow been corrupted? Is there a free download I...


It is a possibility that the usb driver is corrupt. Try to plug in another usb device like a flash stick and check if it gets detected. If it does get detected goto the next step which to reinstall the Sansa Clip driver software from the following link selecting the proper detail.
http://www.sandisk.com/sandisk-support/driver-download-wizard

May 01, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

2 Answers

Wont turn on unless plugged into computer


Hi it very much sounds like the on board batttery is not charged up, (not charging) hence when you plug into the PC it gets it supply from the USB 5Volts and plays as normal

Apr 15, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

2 Answers

Sandisk sansa wont read when i put it in my usb drive , cpu cant find it


On your sansa, go to "Settings" then System Settings" then "USB Mode," then change it to MSC, if that does not work, try the other modes, just in case.
Hope this helps!

Dec 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

2 Answers

Doesnt turn on


THis happen to me to then i turned on i deleted all my song then it turn on idk if u want to try this

May 23, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

Sandisk sansa mp3 - port power limit


Try unplugging a few of your other USB devices,

Apr 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

When i plug my sansa clip in the usb it wont pop up.


change the cable then check , or check in some different system

Nov 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

Brand new Sansa Clip not recognized in My Computer


Hello!!


try connecting it to other USB slots!!

Nov 04, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

Hellllp


when you plug it in to the usb cord charger, and then plug it out, it turns because it maybe does not have enough energy to keep it running to your standard. so, when plugging it into the computer, if charging, leave it plugged in, and too find out the amount of energy left in it, go to start, then my computer, left click on where it says sansa clip 2GB, and click propoerties, and it will state the amount of percent charged, then thats tell s you to keep it in longer

Jun 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player Logo

Related Topics:

57 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SanDisk Audio Players & Recorders Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98879 Answers

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a SanDisk Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...