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Lost Data My sansa clip had at least 320 songs on it. When i put the songs on it i usually used machines with windows xp. A few days ago i connected it to my friends macbook.  When i looked at the song list, it only had 107 songs on it.  When i tried looking for the other songs they were nowhere to be found.  When i disconnected from the macbook, the clip said it was full and i needed to give it 4 mb of memory for it to play.  Then I connected again to the macbook to put the 107 songs in another folder. It said the clip only had 500mb left of memory; or pretty much all the songs i took out. When i disconnected the clip and looked at the songs it was empty. Finnaly i connected to a machine with windows and looked for the data and it was gone, the thing is the clip still says that 1.3 gigs is being used up but theres no songs...i dunno what to do now....everything was fine before i connected the clip to the macbook. what happened and what can i do?

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    lostnsoundwa May 11, 2010

    >>>When i disconnected from the macbook, the clip said it was full >>>and i needed to give it 4 mb of memory for it to play.

    What was the exact message that was displayed on the Clip at this point?

    My first theory is that when you connected the Clip to the macbook, something happened that corrupted the data on the clip, and repeated connections continued to re-corrupt the already corrupted data. I need more information, though. Let's start with the above.


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I agree with your theory...I Think it said (Data Full Free 4mb) i dont remember that well...but its whatever now...i ended up just destroying it for causing me stress...thnx for the help tho....

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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The screen of my Sansa Clip 2GB showed illegible signs two days ago when I last played it, but I could get songs playing. Through my computer I then cleared all playlists, deleted the songs etc. Then put...


Hello,

Restoring your player can be done in 2 main steps:
>>1. For updating the firmware, the player should be switched to MSC mode.
This could be done through the menu. When not knowing what the display shows, use the forcing method in next link:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61/sno/0
See the Sansa Clip steps below:
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing).
3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.
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>> 2. Once connected in MSC mode you can use the firmware updater when having Windows operating system, see next page:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/300/kw/firmware%20updater/r_id/101834
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For others who have MAC or Linux operating system you can not use the firmware updater: firmware should be manually downloaded from Sansa Forums and installed afterwards:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/

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2. You have 2 ways to put music on the Sandisk Sansa Clip:
2.1. Plug device into computer, Drag and Drop music from your computer into "Music" folder of the Sandisk Sansa Clip.
2.2. Use Windows Media Player in your computer to transfer songs to your device; Plug device to computer, open Windows Media Player, click on Sync tab, drag and drop music into "Drag items here " on the right side of the windows media player, click on Start Sync button.
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