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Sansa Clip does not work

My Sansa Clip does not work. When connected to computer is recognized and I can see its contents but when I unplug it its dead

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  • Thomas05 Jun 14, 2008

    How do we know if the battery works? When plugged it seems to be charging

  • Thomas05 Jun 14, 2008

    It has been plugged for a long time and never turns on or holds charge as soon as I unplug it. I guess I will have to return it

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    Go through the reboot option of moving the slide switch on the left up for 15 seconds or more, then turn the clip on - it's a glitch in the clip that's mentioned - in passing - in the manual. I suspect a high number of returns are actually just locked up clips that need to be reset/rebooted. I almost returned mine before I figured this out.

  • jesssie Jun 18, 2008

    same thing

  • Rockin John Jul 05, 2008

    I bought my Sansa Clip just 8 months ago. And just now the battery will not charge. Downloaded the lastest firmware yet still the same problem.

    It's under warranty for 1 year so looks like I am going to have to go to the trouble to contact Sansa and mail it in for repair or replacement.

    This is the pits. Really nice MP3 .. but now with battery trouble so soon, I am wondering if I should have bought a different brand.

  • sam
    sam Jul 08, 2008

    i plug my clip in and the screen pops on and it looks like it is charging but in an hour or so i take it off the usb and it just shuts off and wont turn on

  • magicshot223 Aug 06, 2008

    Same thing happen to mine, an worse of all i cant get another cause of my bad history. Music is my savior, how am i gonna fix this?

  • riyazme Aug 06, 2008

    Same problem. When I connect my Sansa Sadisk player to computer it gets recognized in computer but I am not able to explore the MP3 player. Even I am not able to copy songs to it. I charged my palyed for a long time but still when I unplugg my player it doesnt power up. Its not holding the charge.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    as soon as i plug my sansa into the pc it will start charging then it stops charging about a minute later then a few more minutes go by it will start charging again the stop again

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    My sansa clip does not work. my pc doesn't show the icon of the usb device. i am using win xp sp2. and i switched on my device it doesn't on.

    plz can u help me. its new i just buy this 4 weeks ago.

  • msampson Aug 19, 2008

    My computer recognise the player but it never really charges to 100% and when i unplug it, I can not turn it on.

  • denise_goodi Aug 29, 2008

    Clip seems to be charging, it's hot, but can get anything on the screen, no welcome.

  • Echophyber Sep 10, 2008

    my sansa is doing the same thing it is gay i left my pc on all night and when i unpluged it,,, it was dead again is it just not keeping the charge or what??

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    when i plug my sansa into the pc it will start charging for a while then it stops charging and show and empty battery icon, later it starts to charge again and stop...iv been trying to fix it for 2 days..i leave it for hours and when i unplug it its says low battery and turns off. please help me!

  • mercerhrstyl Sep 11, 2008

    my clip is recognized when plugged in but won't power on when unplugged from computer

  • camelean Sep 16, 2008

    same problem

  • tjmickol Sep 19, 2008

    New 2GB Clip (2 weeks old) is recognized as connected to a winxp pc, the little battery icon indicates charging-in-progress, then after a moment or two no longer indicates charging-in-progress, just an empty batter icon. It then proceeds to toggle back and forth between charging-in-progress and empty battery indication every few minutes. Ultimately no charging of battery takes place. It did charge initially but just since yesterday has been exhibiting behavior described above.

  • farerety Sep 23, 2008

    every time I unplugg it from a usb cord it turns off

  • sef9596 Sep 24, 2008

    my sansa clip shows that it is being charged but when i unplug it dosent show anything. what do i freaking doooooo.

  • PrincessIzzy Sep 25, 2008

    Well here are the details bruh:
    MP3 is plugged in for 20-30 minutes..
    & when unplugged it isn't charged!
    What the hell man...anyone help>>>>

  • mama mi Oct 21, 2008

    my sansa does not work unplugged but when plugged i can listen to music



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Take it to the store for warranty they will give you another one.all sansa clip have the same problem because i had 3 sansa and all end whit this problem

Posted on Aug 19, 2008


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

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    razorbak15 Jun 14, 2008

    well test it out charge for 10-20 at LEAST then unplug it should hold charge. does it use reusable batteries? i dont really remember. but if it doesnt try that. if it doesnt hold charge then its the battery. if it does hold charge and just turns of something else might be wrong with it. you will have to take it to the store for warranty or give a lot more details to this site. Hope this works.

  • razorbak15
    razorbak15 Jun 14, 2008

    It HAS to be the battery if it doesnt hold no charge. It better if you return it. Crappy Rating dont you think? jk its your choice.


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    razorbak15 Jun 14, 2008



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