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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-19-2007

Playing while charging

Hi folks

I couldn't find any reference to playing while charging or plugged in for these things. Is it possible to play tunes from the Express through its phones while it's plugged into a USB port? I'm looking to use it for a music on hold device in our server room. None of the servers have sound cards, but if this could sit in the USB of a server sucking juice and playing into our PABX, it'd be ideal.
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Newbie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-17-2007

Re: Playing while charging

Yes, I'd like to know how to do this as well... I've been trying to find a way myself.
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-14-2007

Re: Playing while charging

i'm using usb charger, and it works for me ;]
SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 284
Registered: ‎11-05-2007

Re: Playing while charging

Please go to the following link & read for instruction to do so.

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&thread.id=442
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-19-2007

Re: Playing while charging

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Thanks for the link. Not sure why the search didn't find it.

I'll look for a Suggestions thread, but make it here too, in case I can't find one:

It would be a good idea if the data lines didn't *necessarily* disable playback through the phones. If you're near a computer this would mean you needn't stop listening to your tunes, even if it's not your machine.


Message Edited by russak on 12-20-2007 10:36 AM
SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 284
Registered: ‎11-05-2007

Re: Playing while charging

Here is the link on locating the data line and put the tapes on them to disable them

http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml
Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-24-2007

Re: Playing while charging

I have an ipod USB charger for easy charging rather relying on the computer when you dont want to transfer songs into it...
 
It works good for any USB mp3 player that has inbuilt rechargeable battery.Also a blackberry phone recharger would go..
 
I havent checked the sansa player that plays music while charging as it is not in working condition..You could test it with such adapters though..
SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 190
Registered: ‎07-31-2007

Re: Playing while charging

There are some dedicated USB charging cables you can buy from some retailers now that are basically nothing more than retractable USB cables that only carry power, and no data.  Circuit City has some that come with different adapters for different devices, but should work fine on the Express on their own.