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My sansadisk clip works, but when I plug the USB cable into the computer it switches itself off. If I plug the USB cable into the sansa without attaching it to the computer its fine, its only when I plug the other end in the computer, any computer, so I can't charge it. I have tried every re-set known and nothing has changed...help

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Hello, I Think what you to do is detach it from other power source and try pluging to the computer first and see the resault it gives to you. I hope it works for you. Please vote me.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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    Hello, I Think what you to do is detach it from other power source and try pluging to the computer first and see the resault it gives to you. I hope it works for you. Please vote me.

  • afletcher30 Mar 23, 2011

    Same problem unfortunately - I have tried it every which way including trying to charge it with a plug socket in the mains, same problem.

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