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Old 03-17-2013, 09:49 PM
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Default Clip+ and Sansa docking station

Hello all, I just bought a clip zip to wear at work and decided to try and use my old clip+ ( the clip broke) with my Sansa dock I have that I use with my old Sansa M240. The plug from the dock has the mini-usb plug and the audio plug that fit on the top of the M240, I was able to use the audio plug part and fit it to the Clip+ but when I tried to hook the mini-usb to the mini-usb in the back it cuts out the music and I get a clicking sound over and over. I would like to be able to hook the Clip+ to the usb on the dock so I don't have to worry about recharging the clip+. I have listened to the clip+ while it was recharging on my computers powered USB hub so I know it will play while being recharged.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:04 PM
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Audio is only available from the headphone jack on a Clip. The USB port is for charging and data transfer only.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:46 PM
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yes I know ( as stated in my post) I just want to plug the clip+ into the USB plug in the back of the docking station to charge while it plays.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:53 PM
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Which dock is it you're using? Is the dock connected to a PC?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59 PM
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It's a stand alone docking station, more like a speaker dock. They only had them for a short time.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:07 PM
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This one?



http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-...ds=sansa+docks
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:44 PM
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yup
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:49 PM
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Here is a pic of the Clip+ hooked up to the Sansa Speaker dock.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:26 PM
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Here is a pic of the Clip+ hooked up to the Sansa Speaker dock.
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In some of the the reviews on Amazon some people seem to have the same issue as you in that it does not charge their player
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:50 PM
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The Clip is a direct coupled DAC, while I think the older M series was capacitively coupled (so no DC current path existed). I wonder if the issue here is that there is some kind of ground loop between the headphone connector and the USB power adapter that is intended to be blocked by a coupling capacitor (which the clip doesn't have).
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:58 PM
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I've always thought that SanDisk could make some nice subsidiary $ by offering a dock for the Clip line . . . .
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:52 PM
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Neither the e100 or m200 series this dock was made for could be charged through the USB port so they may have deliberately disabled any charging capability. Why have people plugging in to charge and the DAP didn't have the ability to receive the charge?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:38 PM
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Neither the e100 or m200 series this dock was made for could be charged through the USB port so they may have deliberately disabled any charging capability. Why have people plugging in to charge and the DAP didn't have the ability to receive the charge?

I know the M series was battery powered .
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:12 AM
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I know the M series was battery powered .
That wasn't addressed specifically at you or anyone else. It was meant as a possible explanation as to why the dock may not be capable of charging DAPs that didn't exist at the time it was made.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:45 AM
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That wasn't addressed specifically at you or anyone else. It was meant as a possible explanation as to why the dock may not be capable of charging DAPs that didn't exist at the time it was made.
i know
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:59 PM
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Neither the e100 or m200 series this dock was made for could be charged through the USB port so they may have deliberately disabled any charging capability. Why have people plugging in to charge and the DAP didn't have the ability to receive the charge?
OK that makes sense, I plugged in the Clip+ to the dock and carefully looked at the power gage and it didn't move like it does when it's charging by USB or wall outlet. I thought that since I can run the dock and the old M240 without batteries if it's plugged in to an outlet it might charge the Clip+ , plugging the clip+ to the dock via USB must disable something.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:24 PM
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You probably already know this but just in case you don't. You could pick up an inexpensive USB charger and connect that to charge as you listen. I use one similar to this one but any one that delivers the standard USB voltage would do the trick. It wouldn't be as convenient as charging through the dock but as you discovered with your PC's powered hub it does work.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:03 PM
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You probably already know this but just in case you don't. You could pick up an inexpensive USB charger and connect that to charge as you listen. I use one similar to this one but any one that delivers the standard USB voltage would do the trick. It wouldn't be as convenient as charging through the dock but as you discovered with your PC's powered hub it does work.

I just use my cell phone charger for my players
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:13 AM
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I just use my cell phone charger for my players
I use my old Razor charger for all my players too.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:16 AM
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You probably already know this but just in case you don't. You could pick up an inexpensive USB charger and connect that to charge as you listen. I use one similar to this one but any one that delivers the standard USB voltage would do the trick. It wouldn't be as convenient as charging through the dock but as you discovered with your PC's powered hub it does work.
That's a good idea, I might try that, Thanks!
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