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My Sansa clip ran out of power, so I plugged it in to my computer and let it charge over night. It works when it is plugged up but it turns off as soon as I unplug it. Please help me!

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So it won't run on the batteries, which apparently are not being charged. Try replacing the batteries. Just a guess.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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Can I recharge the battery of my Sandisk Sansa Clip MP3 player without using my computer?


Yes. AC to USB adapters are available anywhere cell phone chargers are sold. One end plugs into a wall outlet and you can plug the USB cord from your Sansa into the other end. I use such a device every night to charge my Sansa.

Aug 25, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I was able to charge it fully last night but now it will not turn on this morning.It is a sansa clip i have tried holding the power up for a few minutes but still nothing.


I'm surprised it wouldn't turn on when plugged into external power. That would mean a different problem than a disconnected battery lead ... possibly a disconnected USB port lead, though then I would have expected that you'd be able to turn it on when not plugged in.

Feb 19, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa clip won't charge fully


If you have a phone charger with the same connector, plug in you Clip and leave it overnight. This will fully charge the battery. There is not enough power from the USB port.

Aug 08, 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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It wont turn on!


If you were charging it with your USB cord, you have to keep the computer turned on the whole time it's charging, otherwise, it will be losing it's charge.

Feb 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa Clip Won't take a charge...


Are you sure the cable you are using provides both data and power to the device? Some cables are data only and will not charge the device despite appearing so.

Has it held a charge before? If this is a new device and has not yet ran down then charged fully again yet, then I would return it.

Jan 26, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Won't turn on


Make sure the hold/lock switch is not engaged.

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

Nov 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Charging my 2gb sansa clip


You can charge it by leaving it plugged into the computer for 3-4 hours (usually less).

Nov 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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