Good morning all.
Back when I got my original sansa clip, I remember finding a post on the boards (would have been 2011 ish) that gave an easy, no-tricks-with-a-usb-cord method to listening to the clip while charging on a computer.
I remember only that it had to do with “ejecting” the drive somehow, sort of like “unmounting” with linux, only this worked with windows. Unfortunately I cannot find that post when I search for it now, and I have no idea who made the post.
Does this ring any bells with any users who have maybe been on these forums for several years??
I use windows 7 and if i hold the large square middle button down while connecting the player, then it loads on the computer as removeable storage which is good, but then if I ‘eject’ the drive it just disappears rather than letting me listen to the player while it charges.
ALSO - no matter which mode I set the player to, the music folder on the clip appears empty when I connect it by using the square button in the middle.
Additionally, the method I described …I am almost certain that you could still move files around while using this method to charge/listen to the player, but maybe not. That part I don’t remember so well.
Just sliding the cord into the player a tiny bit works until you bump it at all and then it either disconnects altogether or connects fully and shuts off the music, so it’s not really viable for what I need.
Thank you in advance.