Question about SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player
Actually, then Sansa Sandisk Clip/Clip+ probably needs a firmware update that is available free at
just look under support. It is a fairly common issue especially with the Microsoft Windows Vista and 7 releases. There can also be some compatibility problems with Windows Media Players and a link for the patch is also at Sansa for MSN. Good Luck Kelli Matz
Posted on May 13, 2010
Because you drag 7 drop songs or files too much into the sansa clip in MSC mode, it causes like that.
Turn it on, it will show " Not enough.....free 30 MB", and then automatically turn off. Plug it into pc, open my computer, it will be under name "Sansa clip..." or "removable disk ". If your pc does not recognize it, unplug again and replug it.
Open Sansa Clip..., or removable disk, and delete some songs.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sandisk has an Answers support site for the Sandisk players.
Searching for answers on the item space, links to next page:
The first answer on not enough space for musicDB will give 2 options for deleting files, see next page:
Option 1 for normally erasing files.
Deleting selected files:
Method 1: deleting files on the player itself .
Method 2: deleting files when connected to a computer
when using method 2, switching USB mode from MTP to MSC or vice versa may be needed to see the files in the folders.
Information about the problem "hidden files", see:
How to change the USB mode of the player, see:
Option 2, erasing all files on purpose or when memory is corrupted .
Formatting the device, deleting all files:
This help page shows how to perform a format of the player using
disk management. The player has to be in MSC mode when performing
How to switch to MSC mode is mentioned before, see link:
Manual for the Sansa Clip in pdf format:
When more help is needed, just post a comment.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
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
Posted on May 28, 2008
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