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Sansa clip will not charge or is recognized by my computer XP

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Thers two things u can do ,
to charge start computer and press F8 a couple of times,
U WILL GET A MENU saying START COMPUTER IN SAFE OR OTHER START UP AND FIXES {DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING WHILE MENU PRESENT] plug in the sansa clip and it will charge without windows loaded,,
my other fix is go to device manager and delete sansa clip from portable devices [then connect the sansa clip it shoud find it and ask to go on the net [click ok and that's it ] I hope this helps ,,it took me 2 months to fix it ,,,,,

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Check you wire or USB of your computer.

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Before I formatted my computers hard drive with windows xp my sansa clip was recognized. After the format I get the "Device unrecognized" pop up on the bottom right of my screen. I also looked at...


-Turn it OFF
-Put it in the HOLD position
-HOLD the center button IN while plugging into USB port, continue to hold for 5 to 7 sec even after plugged in.
At this point MY COMPUTER recognized it. And it worked.

He also had me to:

- go to WWW.MICROSOFT.COM
- In the upper right hand search bar, type in MTP PORTING KIT
I did this and downloaded the first one. Now my Sansa Clip work perfect. I wish I would have talked to him last week before I returned the last one, for the same reasons.


Hope this helps

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Mar 03, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My Sansa Clip MP3 Player is almost new, however the battery only last about 3-4 hours from fully charged. But now it appears to be completly dead which my computer will not even recognize it to start the...


Hey, greatings from lithuania

i have the same problem. Couple days ago i changed the battery from another sansa clip ant it worked fine, pc recognized sansa again :/ i think that the battery is dead , detailier the microchip wich is on the battery..

Oct 26, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Computer not recognizing sansa clip +


This is a known issue with this player and should be returned. There are lots of docs to support this just google your model # and print out and take to retailer.

Jan 27, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Computer will not recongnize my sansa clip


Try another service pack on your windows XP or use Winamp ( Newest version ) To transfer music to your mp3 player.. hope it helps :)

Jun 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Old songs dont show


If you mean that the songs don't show up on the computer screen, then you probably need to change the USB MODE setting on the Clip. To do this, disconnect the Clip from the computer, then scroll to SETTINGS. Select Settings, then scroll to USB Mode and select it.. (If your Clip is very old it might not have a USB Mode listed under SETTINGS. If this is the case you should update your Clip's Firmware from the sansa website). Older computers recognize the MSC Mode while newer ones should recognize either mode. (except XP Professional doesn't seem to recognize the MTP mode). Songs entered in one mode won't show up on the computer if you're in the other mode. If you mean that the songs aren't showing up on the Clip's own screen then this solution probably won't help. By the way, I've never had any luck with the "auto detect" mode.

Jun 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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When i connect my sansa clip 2GB to my computer it doesnt show in My Computer section so that i can down load music into it


just figured mine out. turn your clip off. put the slider in the hold or lock position. press and hold the center button on your clip. continue to hold while attaching the usb to your clip. keep holding the center button as clip powers up. after appox. 12-15 seconds, your computer should read the clip. i am running windows xp and this is the ONLY way my comp. will read the clip. but it works great!! good luck!

Apr 23, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Go into My Computer and see if anything pops up once you plug the Sansa in. If it pops up open it up from there. Sometimes this kick starts an Mp3 to install itself.

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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

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Sansa Clip does not work


you need to charge it, maybe the battery doesnt work too. give more details. Rate Me plz

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