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Battery It wont charge when i plug it in the USB. After charging it continues to say low battery.

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I called sandisk. You have to have service pack 2 on your windows XP and you have to have Windows Media Player version 10 or 11. One one of my laptops I had version 9 and it wouldn't work, I changed laptops and it works just fine.

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You need to charge the battery so you can continue playing your MP3player.
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I am not sure if this is gonna work but, since you've tried all other steps why dont we give this a try too...LOL :-)

To troubleshoot this issue, try one or more of the following methods in the order in which they are listed:
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The most common cause is a flat battery. There is a trick to charging the battery in these small mp3 players. It wont charge if it is turned on, and it won't charges if it's turned off. Here what to do...
1. plug the payer into your USB port. or wall charger
2. switch thje palyer on using the mechanical switch (on the side)
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Windows XP SP2
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The Sansa
Clip player comes with an internal rechargeable battery. To use the player for
the very first time, remember to fully charge the battery. You can charge your Sansa
player through the USB port of your computer, a car adapter (not included) USB port, or AC
adapter (not included) USB port.
To charge the battery, please follow these steps:
1. Connect the larger end of the USB cable into an available USB port on the
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
play while connected to the computer USB.
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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