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Mp3 i have an mp3 sansa shaker and every time i add song to it and than try to play the songs it makes a weird sound and won't play any of my songs.

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  • gpackingpoet Dec 25, 2007

    My daughter's player is doing the same thing (pink 512mb). It made a buzzing sound as well. We downloaded all mp3s and there's plenty of space left. We got ours through Buy.com; maybe there's a bad batch out there?

  • lynnfisher Jan 04, 2008

    I was wondering about a bad batch also. I have tried everything. My SD card plays in all other mp3 players, just not the Shaker. I am so frustrated right now I could scream! Help!

  • nogome Jul 17, 2008

    We have copied mp3 files from another mp3 player to the shaker and it will not play anything at all. It just makes this weird "uh-oh" sound. I know there's music on it. I took it to another computer and when I hooked it up, it played the music from the shaker automatically. Got any suggestions?

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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

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THE SONGS I SYNCED WILL NOT PLAY ON MY SHAKER.


The Sansa Shaker supports only .mp3 and .wav file formats. It is possible that you have synced WMA or M4A audio files that have DRM protection. These formats are not supported by the SANSA SHAKER.
Songs purchased through Amazon or copied from your music collection in mp3 format will play on your SHAKER.

Mar 07, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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My shaker does not play all of the loaded songs.


I had the same problem. The songs that won't play are probably MP4 files and the shaker only plays MP3 files. You need to change the file format of the songs on the shaker to MP3 files. I downloaded "Media Coder" which was free and it converted all the songs on the shaker that wouldn't play to MP3 files and they play now. Google "Media Coder" and download the free program, it is very easy to use. I had the songs converted in about 2 minutes. Make sure the shaker is plugged into computer so that you can choose the files on the shaker to convert. Hope this helps.

Dec 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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My sansa shaker wont play songs it does the start up noise then shuts off i have tried replacing batteries and converting the songs from wma to mp3 and still nothing!!!! :-(


Make sure the songs are in the right file format first. I would only download songs that are in mp3 format for starters - sounds like you did this already. If it is still not playing, follow the reset method that the manual suggests. If it is still not working, it may be defective. These "windowless" players are the most difficult to use, because there is no on-screen display to let you know what's going on.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa shaker mp3 wont play songs


Make sure the songs are in the right file format first. I would only download songs that are in mp3 format for starters. If it is still not playing, follow the reset method that the manual suggests. If it is still not working, it may be defective. These "windowless" players are the most difficult to use, because there is no on-screen display to let you know what's going on.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Dec 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Hi my sansa shaker wont play music


Make sure the songs are in the right file format first. I would only download songs that are in mp3 format for starters. If it is still not playing, follow the reset method that the manual suggests. If it is still not working, it may be defective. These "windowless" players are the most difficult to use, because there is no on-screen display to let you know what's going on.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Aug 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa Shaker


Hello Cindy im KBFC id like to say that your not doing anything wrong. see i also have a sansa shaker and what i can say to you that it dosent always play all the songs in it, simply because they are not supported its quiet dissapointing but the sansa dose play most mp3`s put into it. i dont know if its a long time scince you have posted this letter but if its not too late mabyee you can still take it back in exchange for something else. HOPE I SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM BYE!

Jul 02, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Shaker wont play songs


The songs that you are trying to download may not have the right DRM license - get the premium version of your music service subscription to get the correct license (or go to the license tab under the song properties, and click acquire license).

May 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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I put on songs and it makes a weird sound


This may be because the SS's SD chip is to loose. If you have the same problem, I'm VERY VERY sorry!! I have no idea why it would do that!!! Only my SS dosen't play at all no matter what I do!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 24, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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Sansa shaker


SHAKER ONLY TAKES MP3 FORMAT!!!!!
Use this site to change your format to the correct one for the sansa shaker. This is the only way to load songs from your cds MWA will not work at all. Must convert all files to MWA use site below
http://www.wma-mp3.org/

Dec 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Shaker SDMX9N-512 MP3 Player

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