Question about SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player
Hi, i hope you can help me. I got a Sansa clip 2 MB, it worked ok for 2 weeks, then it suddenly freeze. I couldn't turned it on for several days and when i finally did it, everything was a mess. My computer recognized the usb connection, but when i explore the folders i didn't find the songs i transfered but they showed on the screen (can't listen any of them, neither the songs that came with the mp3 nor the ones i saved). I tried to update the firmware, but it didn't work, the process never finished. The same happened when i tried to format the mp3, by the options in the menu, by the usb connection and also by the option in the Best Buy Player.
I can't erase, copy or do nothing with my clip, and the problem is that i got my clip as a gift when i was visiting my brother in USA but i live in Spain :(.
Pleeeeease help me, tell me what can i do!!
The voltage differential between the US and Spain is huge - you might have fried it when it was charging.
but here are the "soft methods" you can use to be sure:
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 Jun 28, 2008
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