Sansa Clip User Manual and General Information

I need a general plain English step 1, 2, 3, etc.  Right now my Sansa Clip is plugged into the computer.  It says connected and has a picture of a computer and Sansa Clip with back and forth arrows.  In the upper right hand corner of the screen it has a battery heart beat that stays at about 3/4.  How do I know it’s ready to unplug and what do I do next?

I guess no one knows and/or is willing to help.  Thanks for nothing.

Dude, you have to give it a little time on a product forum.  Plus you buried your question in this thread titled “General info”.

The battery meter when charging, pulses from the current level of charge to the max.  So if it’s completely dead, you see the bar filling from left to right.  If it’s half charged, it starts in the middle.  If it’s fully charged, you get a solid bar.

Message Edited by Down2TheC on 07-26-2008 08:05 AM

During all those hours, the first page of this thread has it all: you can simply download the Sansa Clip User Guide, sit back, and read all about using your Clip, with color diagrams too.

The forum is quite helpful, but it is NOT an instant chat.  For someone to help, you must open a new message with an appropriate title, or ask a question within an appropriate thread.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

You wrote here the battery life details only when in MP3 playback. How long is the battery life when in FM radio mode?

If you select FM, you are enabling another device within the wee Clip.  It does not draw very much additional current.  I have enjoyed the FM for many hours, without noting a significant increase in battery use.

Note that the FM mode is continuous, unlike selecting a group of mp3/wma files.  With digital media, the Clip shuts down after ending playback if you enable auto power mode.  The FM will play until the cows come home.  There is a cool sleep timer, though.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

Thanks, but how many hours does the Clip work using continuous FM receiving? How long-lasting is it? You know, turn it on in FM mode, with full batt, 'til it turns off when batt is too low.

I don’t have a means of comparing current draw (no open Clips on hand), but playing FM all day doesn’t deplete the battery much faster than listening on the digital side.

Sansafix may have the actual draw figures, but I’d venture that if you add in the factor of volume level settings, you can enjoy the FM or digital equally without having to fret about battery depletion.  The wee beastie will most certainly play all day long.

Bob :smileyvery-happy:

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Bob  :angry:

Are you saying the headphones that came with the clip suck or the sound of the clip sucks? If it’s the latter, how much better is your Sony Ericcson cell phone sound compared to this? I thought the sound quality on the clip was supposed to be really good? That’s why I want one…if it’s not? A voice recorder is cool too though.

Message Edited by bdisagree on 10-19-2008 12:54 PM

Sound quality can be subjective, but in the case of the Clip, I’ve never known an MP3 player that has gotten such consistent raves.

The stock earphones aren’t bad as far as stock earphones go, but I’d recommend getting better ones (plenty of them out there).

FM radio should be about 8-9 hours continuous playback, based on our current measurement.

Hello,

I recently purchased the 4GB clip model.  I have successfully download music to it and fully charged it a couple times now. Last night the unit just quit. No power.  No connection registers on the computer.  Nothing.

 

Help!

Hello,

I recently purchased the 4GB clip model.  I have successfully download music to it and fully charged it a couple times now. Last night the unit just quit. No power.  No connection registers on the computer.  Nothing.

 

Help!

Hello,

I recently purchased the 4GB clip model.  I have successfully download music to it and fully charged it a couple times now. Last night the unit just quit. No power.  No connection registers on the computer.  Nothing.

 

Help!  :cry:

I think you’ve entered a tear in the space/time continuum resulting in a spacial causality loop. Do you feel as though things keep repeating? . . . and repeating? . . . and repeating? :smileyvery-happy:

See if a re-set helps things. On your Clip, not the time-warp thing! Slide the spring-loaded power switch up and hold it for about 15 seconds. Release and then slide it up again momentarily to try and turn it on. Does it work now?

Trouble on the home front.  My son can download a song on his 2mg Sansa but when it gets to"Refresh Database" it freezes.  Just starting doing it.  THANKS for any help :slight_smile:

I brought the Sansa Clip 2GB, updated the firmware with the V.01.01.30A and compare to my Brookstone Tiny Tunes Micro MP3 Player the comparison in sound quality is awful on the Sansa Clip.  I keep reading how wonderful the sound is on this Clip so maybe I am doing something wrong.  So far I am ready to trash it and use my 1GB Brookstone, but before I do this, is there something that I should be aware of concerning getting better sound quality.  I even changed the headphones to a Sony, customized the EQ and still the sound is awful. I am currently using Media Player 11.

Thanks.

Are you sure you are inserting the headphone plug all the way? Initially the jack is tight, and it takes a bit of force to insert it fully. The sound quality may not be good if the plug is not fully inserted.