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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-23-2011
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My Sansa Clip DIED.

So I was in the backseat of the car, listening to the music, when all of a sudden, it just DIED. I thought perhaps the battery had died (although this was unlikely as the power was 80+ percent). When I got home, I plugged it into the computer to charge.

 

...nothing.

 

I tried turning it on, holding the buttons down, attempting to get some sign that it might still work, but nothing has happened.

There wasn't anything I was doing that would have caused it to give outm like this.

 

Please help! I'd like to know why it died and if I can fix it!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,258
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: My Sansa Clip DIED.

This scenario and question is asked several times a week . . .

 

Reset it. If you have a Clip (original) hold the sliding power switch on the side in the uppermost position for 20-30 seconds. Don't guess; count it out (one mississippi, two mississippi, etc.), or use a clock.

 

With the Clip+ press and hold the power button for the same amount of time. It should now start up and run normally.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-23-2011

Re: My Sansa Clip DIED.

Thank you!

(I wonder why it happens so often...)

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-24-2011

Re: My Sansa Clip DIED.

Holding the power switch for an extended time does the job.  Thanks for the help!

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: My Sansa Clip DIED.

Old advice - but still works! Thanks

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-25-2019

Re: My Sansa Clip DIED.

Thank you.  Worked for me!