My sansa clip is normal and functional and used to connect to my PC, but it just doesn’t connect anymore. It can charge and I can still play music, record voice, etc. I connect my usb cable to my computer and my laptop and they both run windows XP and it won’t connect to either of them but it will charge. I borrowed my brother’s sansa clip and used the same cable and it could connect so it isn’t the cable or the computer.
What USB mode is it set to? MSC mode provides the most reliable connections. Don’t use the Auto Defect setting.