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Sansa shaker not playing

I bought this for my son for Christmas and I am trying to sync songs from the computer to the shaker before I wrap it so he has some songs on there when he unwraps it, the songs "seem" to be syncing, the device shows that the songs are on there, but nothing is playing, I just keep getting that "uh-oh" sound and nothing else...please help!

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  • manka Dec 24, 2007

    same problem here. We can add music from cds but not ones downloaded from internet. The downloaded songs show up on the screen as on there but don't play

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    I'm tryin 2 put songs on it,they say there on there but when i play it nothings on there

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I'm having the same problem/...Uh-Oh...sound everytime I try and play songs from either internet or Cd...What gives...My 9 year old is not excited about this Christmas present and niether am I..

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    i doesnt want to work and it just makes the uh-hu sound and i shows that it has music but it doesnt play at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my little son is really sad on this christmas present !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I loaded songs on the player from my music harddrive. Only 2 songs play. I look at the file on the computer it says all the songs are on there but they won't play. Not to happy with this present for my son!!

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    it won't play the music

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    copied cd to removable card uh-oh is the only sound heard.

  • babygyrl75 Dec 31, 2007

    downloaded songs from cd but sahker doesnt work

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008




    I put in a new battery in and it's on and it is on full volume and none of my music is playing helpppppppppppppppp!


  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008




    MY MUSIC WONT PLAY


  • angela71591 Jan 03, 2008

    my sansa shaker died so i put a new battery in it and then i try to turn it on and it turns on then turns right back off. i think theres something wrong with the card because i tried putting a different one in and it worked.

  • em36 Jan 07, 2008

    Having the same problem. read somewhere that you have to have wav format, how do you do this? any help would be gratefully recieved.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    I bought this for my son for Christmas and I am trying to sync songs from the computer to the shaker before I wrap it so he has some songs on there when he unwraps it, the songs "seem" to be syncing, the device shows that the songs are on there, but nothing is playing, I just keep getting that "uh-oh" sound and nothing else...please help!

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    can't down load music

  • my-my Feb 18, 2008

    The Shacker dosn't even turn on when it does it says ut oh and shuts off.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I converted the songs from a cd through media player and it shows that thewy are on the sandisk but when you go and try to play them all it does is say uh-oh. I had deleted the sample songs off of the sandisk, could this be why it does not want to read. Is it possible that a new sandisk needs bought to download new songs?

  • r5biz Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem here. I've spent hours uploading songs to this thing, and even though the computer says they are on there, nothing is playing. I give up.

  • trahldn Feb 01, 2009

    i urchased a shaker a a christmas present. i loaded the songs, they played on the player, i put in new batteries, all was ok until the next day I went to check the songs out and the player kept saying uh oh, it turns on but wont play. I had to go buy another one, that one is fine. I want my money back on the defective one or a replacement

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I went through the same frustrations (itunes, etc). Then I read this forum and found a site called MP3Sugar.com. 18cents a download and it is simple and WORKS!!!

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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My daughter got this for CHristmas and I was really annoyed because music was on the card but wouldn't play. I called tech support and ws on hold for about 10 minutes.

They had me go to My Computer- Right click on the Removable Disk F icon- click Format. It will warn you that you'll erase everytin on the disc. Do that. Then try reloading your songs (in Mp3 format).

It worked for me. His explanation was that on3 of my songs might be corrupted.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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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/

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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Funny I found this forum because I've been having the same problem. My understanding is that subscription services (yahoo music, iTunes, etc.) don't come in an mp3 file format. You can, however, add songs from cd's you own.

Here's a link you might find helpful. It's from the Sansa Forums. One of the posters describes how you can convert files. I don't know how complicated it is. Good luck! :)
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=shaker&thread.id=121

I understand your frustration! I've been having the same problem. I just wasted TWO HOURS trying to get music to download onto this Shaker. The extra $40 for a better device would have been worth it! I can't afford to buy all the cd's that I'd need to fill this player with the songs my son likes. I'm thinking of bringing it back!

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This forum rocks!!! I spent over 2 hours trying to get songs on this gadget. I took justustoday5 advice and downloaded the converter. I had music on in about 5 minutes!

Thanks so much. I had already printed a return slip to send it back.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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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.

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I bought my daughter a sansa shake for christmas and it wont sync on any computer?


i wouldnt use sync feature for the shaker read the following:
check the file types from you music the shaker only plays MP3 and PCM WAV  file types. You may have WMA (if u used windows media player) which will not play on the shaker  (i had this same ploblem btw) you can easly find free music file converter software to change these files to mp3 or wav types (which i did), or you could rerip to songs from a cd and tell the windows media player to rip the files as mp3 types instead of the default wma format  from the windows media player widow :
tools >> options >> Rip Music >> under format select mp3 (theres a wav option but i used the mp3 option to be safe) 
do not use the sync feature it will automatically convert your files to to wma (why? i dont know) instead copy the files directly from the folder that contains them :
right click the file you need to put on the player select open file location drag and drop to the player (or copy/paste if you want).
hope this helped =P 

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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!

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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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Sansa shaker won't load or play songs


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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Sansa shaker


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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Sansa shaker files write-protected


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/

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Only plays some songs


The Shaker only plays songs in MP3 format.

If you Ripped (copied) CD's to your PC with Windows Media Player, the default settings are as WMA.

You will need to delete these and re-copy them to your PC, then transfer to the Shaker.





Best of Luck.

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