I just bought the 4gb Sansa Clip today, and I am already on my second one. The first one, once fully charged, turned itself off and would not turn back on for anything, including holding the power button up for 15-20 seconds. So away to Sears where I bought it, and they exchanged it for the last one they had (on clearance).
This one is now fully charged, and I am trying to put audiobooks downloaded from Netlibrary through my local public library onto it. My computer (running XP with SP3) does not recognize the Clip at all in either auto detect or MTP mode. I downloaded the CD quality version of the audiobooks, added them to my Windows Media Player 11 library, added them to the sync list pane, and synchronized them to my clip, all in MSC mode (since my computer won’t recognize it any other way). They appear in my music folder on the Clip, but say 00:00 time and when I try to play them, it says “synchronize to continue your music subscription”.
I should also mention before attempting any of this, I downloaded the latest version of firmware available.
I realize all the posts I’ve been able to find say that due to DRM, the Clip must be in MTP mode to transfer audiobooks… but none of the posts I’ve seen explain what to do when it doesn’t work in MTP mode. I apologize if this post is not as succinct as it could be, my levels of frustration are high!