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Won't turn on but will come on when plugged into comp...

My sansa clip turned itself off halfway through a song and i managed to get it back on, only to have it turn off again. Now it won't turn on but when i connect it to my comp the screen lights up like it usually does when it recharges. However, after a few seconds it kinda of disconnects from the comp, still charging, but i can cycle through the menus. When i unplug it it goes black and I still can't start it up. I don't get it, did something happen to the power switch? It also doesn't come up in "my computer" so i can't access the files on the clip...

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Push the reset button on your zen .
it should be on th e outside in the edge part .
push it , then try to turn it backk on .

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Sansa clip mp3 when switching on show the following message "not enough space for music DB please free 30Mb"


You don't mention what type of PC you manage your clip on .. but if it is a MAC

Plug the Clip in via USB

Click on the Sansa Clip listing on the left
- Not the disk itself, the DEVICE.
Click the 'Partition' tab
Under Volume Scheme, choose '1 Partition'
Click the 'Options...' button
Choose 'Master Boot Record', then click ok
Click the drop down next to 'Format:' and choose "MS-DOS (FAT)"
Click Apply
(Thanks to Pardsbane over at the anythingbutipod forum)

When this is complete, you can eject the disk if needed, and your clip should be back to normal.
You will probaly lose all music files when you do this.. but at least you will have your Clip back to a functioning device

If you have a Windows based PC
I suggest you first have the Sansa Updater installed or become familiar with how to manually update
Plug in the Clip via USB
Go to My computer
Delete one of the music files within the Music Folder
Close all
Test the clip
If this doesn't fix it..

You should reformat the drive
You will lose ALL music audio books stored on the drive
In My Computer Right Clik on the Sansa
Clik Format
Clik OK
When Complete run the Updater
Now try to place a album or song via WMP on the Clip
Test the clip before putting more music on it

Hope this helps

Feb 10, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My Sansa Clip won't work. When I turn it on it says: Not enough space for music DB Please free 30 MB. But when i connect it to my computer it doesn't register. PLEASE HELP ME


Because you drag 7 drop songs or files too much into the sansa clip in MSC mode, it causes like that.
Turn it on, it will show " Not enough.....free 30 MB", and then automatically turn off. Plug it into pc, open my computer, it will be under name "Sansa clip..." or "removable disk ". If your pc does not recognize it, unplug again and replug it.
Open Sansa Clip..., or removable disk, and delete some songs.
Good luck

Apr 30, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa 2 gig clip turns itself back on killing the battery


Try to format it (save your songs before do it), then update new firmware at http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/
Good luck

Jan 20, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa Clip keeps deleting itself


1. Format your device (save songs before do it).
2. Update new firmware http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/
3. Resync songs.
Good luck

Nov 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Two problems 1)My sansa clip shut down on its own and when I turned it back on all files were erased. When plugged into the computer the media player still showed 3/4 of the memory still used on the clip...


Its not usles, you can delete the files while on the computer. After having in plugged in you can access it like a flash drive. Then you can open the music folder and delete as you will. Depending on what kind of files you have on it, its possible that i wont recognize the format of the file. I think though from what you've said that it did work, and then stopped playing songs that worked before. So I don't know what to do about that. I don't use the normal way of loading songs onto my Sansa clip MP# player though. I just dump all of my songs via direct transfer into the music folder in the player itself

Oct 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa clip forzen and dim, not doin anything... HELP!


hey my Sansa clip do the same thing plz if there is an answer plz tolld me on my email thats it munna_loma@hotmail.com if u know any thing about it just tell me thanx :D

Jun 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa Clip won't charge


Here's the thing, technically it doesn't need to be turned on because it's supposed to turn on by itself.

I've had a problem sort of like that. It might be the plug, but it also might be the computer. I'd either suggest try plugging it into another computer or getting a new plug.

Apr 18, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa Clip 4GB MP3 Player


go to control panel and click on portable media devices note:will not work on windows xp even if you downgrade to classic using a disk

Feb 07, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Whattt is going on?


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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