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Sansa clip is new 4gb and does not seem to charge when plugged into the computer. Something about firmware?

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Go to http://www.sandisk.com/ and download the latest firmware and reflashing program and reflash your player and it ill work again. But make sure that you back up your music because it will delete everything and restore it to factory settings

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How can I remove SlotRadio advertisement from my Sandisk Sansa Clip + 8Gb. I can't find any SlotRadio files in both UMS and MTP modes.


You will need to manually reinstall the firmware from the Sansa Website


Current version is 01.02.15 (at this date 1/30/11)

On your clip the version number may be followed with an "a"


Your clip should be at least 50% charged or greater before following these steps


DO NOT use the Sansa Updater


1. Download the current firmware for your Clip+ from the Sansa Website

2. Save the zipped firmware (clipplus01.02.15.zip) to a folder you can easily locate (Downloads)


3. Create a new folder naming it what you wish.. (Sansa Firmware)


4. Open the downloaded zipped file(clipplus01.02.15.zip) using something like Winrar

5. Delete the file clpp_data.dat (This is the slot radio ad)

6. Extract/unzip the remaining file clppa.bin to the new folder (Sansa Firmware)


7. Plug in your Sansa Clip


8. Drag and drop (copy) the clppa.bin file into the internal memory or root of the clip


9. Unplug the clip from the USB port on your PC


10. The firmware will update and the media will refresh.. and you will no longer have the Slot radio Ad on your clip


Good luck


I have three clips.. 2 of the 2 gb.. 1 of the 4 gb and now a plus 8 gb.. and yes..I too found the banner ad annoying as all get out.


Washoe

Jan 18, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My Sansa Clip died after installing Rockbox!


Maybe installing Rockbox makes your device corruption. If plug the device to pc, the pc still recognize it, update new firmware from sandisk official site, http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/
Good luck

Apr 19, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sansa sanclip just froze.iit was charging and


Hi.

You have two Solutions.

Solution 1:

Resetting the player:
1. Slide and hold the Power switch up for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power switch.
3. To turn the player on, slide the Power switch up then release instantly.

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Solution 2:
Updating the Sansa Clip Firmawre:
  1. If it's not installed yet, download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater.
  2. Connect your Sansa Clip to the computer.
3.1. Assuming there's a new firmware available, the following message will appear on your lower right task bar. Click on the balloon message:

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3.2. 3b. OPTIONAL: You can also manually run the SansaUpdater from your programs files. Most likely it will be under All Programs > SanDisk > Sansa Updater > Sansa Updater.

4. Select the Firmware check box.
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5. Click Download Now. Firmware downloads and updating starts.

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6. Click Finish after the firmware has been downloaded.

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7. Disconnect your Sansa Clip from the computer.
8. A "Firmware upgrade in progress" message will appear on the Sansa Clip's display screen. The device will turn itself off after the firmware is updated.

Additional Help:
Sansa Clip Manual Guide.


If you need any Further Help Just don't Hesitate Asking me.
Thank You For Using Fixya.
Good Luck.


Nov 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My sanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player will not charge anymore. At least not on the computer I'm on. I have had it hooked up to charge for 2 days now and nothing. Why is this and how can I charge it?


This is direct from the sansa FAQs at http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_clip/faqs 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.

USB Port 2.0
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.

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

Latest firmware
Make sure to update firmware by downloading and installing the Sansa Firmware Updater.

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

Mar 05, 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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My Sansa Clip (4 GB) is not detected in pc but it get charged.


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

Dec 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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It won't turn on


I will assume you have not changed anything (new computer or software, plugged in to someone else's computer, new audio added, etc.)
Before you go on, make sure you have backed up everything on your Clip.
  • Hard reset the Clip
  • Reformat the Clip in Windows explorer.
  • Update the firmware: http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&thread.id=6720
If none of the above work, you probably have a hair barrette.

Oct 11, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa clip 2 gig computer doesnt find


This is the method that will force Windows to recognize the Sansa: 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.

May 29, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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