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My sansa clip won't play the songs I loaded on!

I got my sansa clip about 6 mo. ago and up till now it's worked fine. the other day i turned it on, went to the home screen, and selected music-play all. when the first song came up on the screen, it was paused. so i pressed play/pause, and nothing happened! no sound came out and the song track bar wasn't moving. i can still listen to fm radio but just not music. i've tried holding in the play/pause button and also the power up button. nothing works!

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I've had this happen a couple of times in the last 6 months. You can get it to play again by chosing the format option from the settings menu. Of course, then you've lost everything you had loaded on to it. Download your music/audio books again and they will play.

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first sorry for the long list but I hope this helps

In addition to playing music, all Sansa MP3 players feature integrated microphones for voice recording.

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Like other MP3 players, the SanDisk Sansa series of music and video players lets you listen to your music while on the go. With their easy-to-use control interfaces, Sansa players let you add, change or delete tracks in a playlist quickly. However, there might be times when you want to lock the player so that you don't stop playback or change the current track inadvertently -- like when exercising or jogging. Locking a Sansa player ensures that music plays continuously even if you touch controls on the face of the unit accidentally. To make changes to a queued play list or stop playback on a Sansa with the controls disabled, you must first unlock the player manually.
Sansa Clip Zip and Fuze+ Players Step 1 Press and hold the power button on the Clip Zip or Fuze+ player a few seconds to power on the device. Scroll to "Music" on the home screen and press the "Select" button. The Select button is a rectangular or square button in the center of the button-control pad beneath the viewing screen on the Sansa player.
Step 2 Press the "Play" button to play the first track in your play list. Alternatively, press the right or left arrow button to navigate to another song in the list, and then press the "Play" button.
Step 3 Press the "Power" button on the top of the player once quickly to lock the unit. The player will play music continuously while disabling all navigation controls on the face of the unit. A padlock icon appears on the face of the player indicating the lock feature is active. Don't hold the Power button after you press it, as this will turn off the player.
Step 4 Unlock the player by quickly pressing the "Power" button. The Unlocked icon appears on the player screen.
Sansa Clip+ Step 1 Power on the Sansa Clip+ player.
Step 2 Choose "Music" on the Main Menu screen, then press the "Select" button. The Select button is the square one in the center of the control pad on the face of the player.
Step 3 Press "Play" to begin playing tracks from your play list.
Step 4 Press and hold the "Home" button just below the viewing screen. After a couple of seconds, a padlock icon appears at the top of the viewing screen indicating the Sansa Clip+ locking feature is active.
Step 5 Press and hold the "Home" button again to unlock the Clip+ player.
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  • With the Sansa Clip Zip and Fuze+ players, locking the devices disables all navigation controls on the unit (i.e. Play and Fast Forward), but not the volume control. If you lock the Clip Zip or Fuze+, you can still adjust the volume as needed. By contrast, if you lock the Clip+ player, the unit disables all controls on the player -- including the volume control buttons.
References About the Author 7afb685b-3c78-4ef0-9395-e3bdbc99b4bc.small.jpg?w=60&h=60&keep_ratio=1 Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since 1995. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Born and raised in South Georgia, Grundy holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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My sand disk sansa mp4 keeps on freezing on the music play all the time and the computer cannot read it


How to Reset a Sansa Clip

The Sansa Clip is a high-quality MP3 player. It holds hundreds of songs and is built for portability. The "clip" allows you to attach it to your clothing or belt while you are working out or on the go. Even the best MP3 players can encounter some problems, and the Sansa Clip is no exception. If your Sansa Clip freezes up and does not respond, you may have to try resetting or reformatting it.


Turn Sansa Clip on. Press the "Menu" (home) button.


Press the bottom of the scroll wheel until you reach the "Settings" screen. Push the center button to choose "Settings."


Scroll down to "Reset All" and select. You'll be asked to confirm the reset. Select "Yes." This option will simply allow you to reset the language and location settings on your Sansa Clip. It will not erase data from the clip. To do a complete factory restore, follow Steps 4 and 5.


In the "Settings" menu, scroll down until you reach "Format" and then select. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to format. Select "Yes."


Wait for the screen to say "Formatting Complete." You have now cleared all the files from your Sansa Clip and reset it to factory settings.
Resetting a Frozen Sansa Clip


Push the power button up and hold it for 20 seconds. Release it, then turn it on again.


Go to the Sansa website and download the "Sansa Firmware Updater."


Select "Run" when the updater installs. (Installation will take less than two minutes.)


Wait for the Sansa Firmware Updater to run through its system test. It will ask you to connect the Sansa Clip to the computer to update your Sansa's software.


Connect the Sansa Clip. Remove it from the computer when instructed. If this process does not unfreeze your Sansa Clip, contact Sansa support at the Sansa Firmware Updater website.


Tips & Warnings

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You should download the Sansa Firmware Updater to your computer even if you aren't having a problem with your Sansa. This will ensure that your device software remains up-to-date and free of technical glitches.
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Reformatting the Sansa Clip will erase all songs and data on the device. Resetting will simply change your player's settings.

Have a nice day....

Feb 19, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My sansa clip will play music but the screen will not light up;


Hello,

There's a timer for the display backlight that can be set and used for
saving power. When leaving the player untouched for a certain time, the backlight switches off. Touching any button will turn on the backlight, restarting the timer.

To set the backlight timer on the Sansa Clip,
execute the following steps:
1. Press Menu button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Move to Settings and select it.
3. Select Display.
4. Select Backlight.
5. Press |<< or >>| button to select desired backlight timer.

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My sansa clip is stuck on radio, re-setting does not work,


Can you see your screen? If not turn on your player and press the home button. Press up once and play 2 maybe 3 times to get it back on your whole playlist section. It should start playing music then.

Sep 25, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Not working


I had the same problem. I re-formatted the player, and now it works fine. Sure, formatting erases all the music, but at least it works now!

To format, just go to "My Computer", find your player in the list, right click on it, then select format.. you're done!

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You probably already did this, but here is the proper method to change the backlight timer:
1. Press Menu button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Move to Settings and select it.
3. Select Display.
4. Select Backlight.
5. Press |<< or >>| button to select desired backlight timer.

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format it put all music in then see wat happen it should fix the problem


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Not sure but it could be dead, but dont worry till you do a hard reset by pressing and holding down the "select(Square button)"and "volume up" buttons.

I just got mine today and been looking through the sandisk forum.

Hope that helps bye :)

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