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Sansa clip will only turn on when plugged into computer, but when i take it out it goes off immediately, its fully charged and the memory is no where near full and ive already tried resetting...doesnt work either

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Try format, then update to new firmware (save songs or file before do format).

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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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.

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Make sure your player is connected USB 2.0 port (1.1 occasionally causes charging problems).

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Hi,
Check for the following:

USB Cable 
Make sure that the USB cable is properly plugged in and use the original cable. 

Computer in Hibernation mode 
Make sure 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 
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Latest firmware 
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