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HI--JUST got my sansa c200 3 days ago..i leave it hooked to the usb with the computer on all night --then it plays about 2 hours and the battery is down--whatya think?...ronny

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Re: HI--JUST got my sansa c200 3 days ago..i leave it...

Disconnect it and hold on to the menu button until is a blank screen

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The Sansa charges via the USB cable. Fully charged, it should be good for 12-15 hours of playing. Be aware that not all computer USB ports put out enough current to charge external devices. If your computer doesn't charge the Sansa, try a different computer. You can also charge the Sansa using other USB charges, such as you'll see for charging cell phones from a wall outlet or a car cigarette lighter.

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NOTE: If needed, switch the player to MSC mode, 1. Turn device OFF. 2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing). 3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.then connect it to the PC. Next Be sure the battery is charged 1. Leave the player connected for approximately 2 hours to charge. 2. Disconnect the player from the PC. 3. Verify if you can turn on the player. 4. Reset the player if necessary.
To reset the player: 1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds. 2. Release the Power/Menu button. 3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.
If that does not do it, re-seat the battery: Then try and see if it will come on with out the battery hooked to your computer, which I see you have done but did you change modes MSC to MTP . next delete the song it keeps hanging on and re-copy it back on to the player from a different folder or re-rip it from the CD and copy it into a new folder then re-copy to the player.

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try leaving it in the computer charging over night... if that doesnt work, call custumer care!

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This is direct from the sansa FAQs at 02. Why won’t my Sansa Clip charge when I connect it to my computer? USB Cable
Make sure that the USB cable is properly plugged in and use the original cable.

Computer in Hibernation mode
Make sure that the computer isn’t entering hibernate or sleep mode while the device is connected. The computer must be on in order to charge your player.

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Make sure your player is connected USB 2.0 port (1.1 occasionally causes charging problems).

USB Port location
Try plugging in different USB port (i.e. USB port in the back of the computer); sometimes the front USB ports have problem charging up the device.

Make sure the battery is fully charged. It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge the battery.

Latest firmware
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I hope this helps, and don't forget to rate the answer.

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The Sansa
Clip player comes with an internal rechargeable battery. To use the player for
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To charge the battery, please follow these steps:
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2. Connect the smaller end of the USB cable into the Sansa
Clip player.
3. The computer must be on for most USB ports to charge your battery. Your
will show connected and the yellow charging indicator will appear.
The battery level indicator will blink while charging. You will not be able to
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4. To stop recharging, simply disconnect the cable.
The battery can also be charged using an AC adapter (not included) or a car adapter
(not included) and you will be able to play your device while charging with one of the
NOTE: Some low-power USB ports may not be able to provide enough charge
power. Also note that the rechargeable batteries are not replaceable.

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