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Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Clip Sport FF/RW really slow

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I've been a fan of the Sandisk products for a long time.
My 5yr old trusty Clip Zip sustained a cracked navigation button at
front right, after I dropped it one last time!


What a great little player it has been - daily use for years, round the world multiple times, dropped in the toilet, mouthed by my dog,  abused by the TSA, (who hasn't been) xrayed, - and still works.

So I researched the current offerings and purchased a 4GB Clip Sport running firmware 1.29
I duly noted all the deficiencies connected with the new design functionality / processor etc, but decided it would suit my simple needs.
No music, playlists, or Audio Books, just podcasts I download from a laptop.
I have to say the sound, speed of most operations - Pause - On/Off etc is way better than my Zip...


So, to my question Smiley Happy
I like to scroll (fast fwd / rewind etc) within a podcast to get to the content I want to review.
The speed of this operation is very slow like treacle...
The Clip Zip would pick up speed the longer you held the fwd/rwd button.
Is there any way to speed this operation up?

TIA
euroukus

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Clip Sport FF/RW really slow


euroukus wrote:

I've been a fan of the Sandisk products for a long time.
My 5yr old trusty Clip Zip sustained a cracked navigation button at
front right, after I dropped it one last time!


What a great little player it has been - daily use for years, round the world multiple times, dropped in the toilet, mouthed by my dog,  abused by the TSA, (who hasn't been) xrayed, - and still works.

 


You sound like a great ad for SanDisk!   Smiley Happy

SanDisk User
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎12-13-2014

Re: Clip Sport FF/RW really slow

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According to another manufacturer which is using the same SoC that Sandisk does in the Sport it’s a hardware limitation. Apparently the chip is only capable of a maximum search speed of 8x.

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: Clip Sport FF/RW really slow

According to another manufacturer which is using the same SoC that Sandisk does in the Sport it’s a hardware limitation. Apparently the chip is only capable of a maximum search speed of 8x.

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Yes - I suspected as so.

Thanks for the replies !

 

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Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: UPDATE - IT DIED

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Clip Sport - died this week. After only 21 months.

Disappointed.

 

Problem:

Won't charge - Battery must be fried.

While on charge it just displays 'Transferring' .... rather than the 'Charging' message.

Was still able to retreive my content and save it to laptop.

 

I am going to attempt to replace the battery....I've found directions online and a source for a new battery.

Nothing to lose.

 

So - I purchased an 8GB Clip Jam....$30.

So far it suits my useage. (No music playlists etc - just podcast and radio)

Apart from screen size, the only difference I've seen so far is it does not have a EQ selector, but rather just a preset default EQ which sounds fine for both spoken word and radio.

 

Thx Euroukus

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,143
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: UPDATE - IT DIED


@euroukus wrote:

 

Problem:

Won't charge - Battery must be fried.

While on charge it just displays 'Transferring' .... rather than the 'Charging' message.

Was still able to retreive my content and save it to laptop.

 


Are you using the cable that came with it or an after-market one?

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Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-27-2016

Re: UPDATE - IT DIED

Cable that came with.....

After leaving it hooked up to charge for a couple hours, unhook it and try to start unit  - nothing.

 

I have used other cables with it occasionally....but mostly the OEM.

 

Thx