I recently acquired a 1GB Sansa Clip. When I attach the USB cable to one of three different computers running Windows XP SP2,
the display on the clip lights up, cycling through the messages “Writing…Connected…Disconnected”, with the Windows USB “badonk”
sounds. The device will briefly show up in My Computer when it connects, but disappears each time it disconnects.
On the device, I have done the “Reset All” and “Format”. I have tried all USB modes; Auto Detect, MTP and MSC.
The firmware version is V01.01.18A.
The USB cable is probably not the original, but I have used it with a different MP4 player with success.
Is the Sansa USB cable special? (I’ve encountered that with my cell phone before.)
As I understand it, there are no special USB drivers to install for this device.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!