09-02-2009 11:45 AM
While not a real fix, if you're noticing a hairline crack in your Clip's clip forming, try dabbing a blob of a good plastic cement or some epoxy-like glue in the area. I noticed my clip was forming a crack where the spring is located and tried this a month ago. So far, I haven't seen the crack get bigger. The blob I put on it is pretty big (size of a wooden pencil eraser) and rather thick. I'm figuring it's providing some mechanical stress relief in the area and also is fusing the plastic there. Give it a shot; won't cost anything if you have some epoxy-like glue in the house.
09-04-2009 06:04 PM
Mine is new and I'm keeping an eye on the clip. Personally, I would (and will if need be), take a strip of fiberglass cloth (or plastic window screen), soak it in clear epoxy and carefully place over the area, wrapping underneath. Since the cip is removeable, this is fairly easy to do.
11-29-2010 02:51 PM
The clip itself didn't break for me. The spring failed on me. I can see where it came undone, but I'm unsure of how to replace the spring. I don't need a whole new clip, just a new spring.
11-29-2010 04:50 PM
Back in the day, when I discovered hairline cracks in several Clips' Clips, they were all at the exact same point, the spot where the wee spring contacts the translucent clip.
I saved them from eventual peril by drilling a wee stress relief hole at the leading edge of the crack, a trick learned from years of working with acrylic plastics. The relief hole was very small, about 0.3mm, all it takes.
The Clips are about $3 apiece, sold in a three-pack. It's a good investment to have a spare around. They're available in several colors. I like the conservative grey "smoke" ones, as they blend with all colors.
This wee beastie is RED. Lovely color, come to think of it. SanDisk is limiting these replacements to two per customer (yes, no worries, that's six individual ones) in the interest of keeping them available. It also discourages some twink from buying a zillion of them and hiking the price up on eBay, a definite potential issue.
Let's have a look. They're currently available in blue, red, and two shades of pink. Come to think of it, I'd better grab a set of those pink ones for my daughters. They've all lost their Clip Clips recently. Not bad. They have these original Clips from the initial week of release, and as tough as they are on the little guys, they all are still working.
Well, I just retired one, as the OLED display has finally begun dropping out on one of them. Over several years, and a few battery wire surgeries, multiple trips through the washing machine, even one decent crushing, they all still play!
08-09-2011 03:53 PM - edited 08-09-2011 04:15 PM
the clip from my sansa clip has broken today. No heavy usage just the normal unclip movement... So I googled for help!
One gentlemen had suggested to use the clip behind a measurement tape that you can buy cheap at Dollorama. He said to use a nail file to make sure that the back of sansa clip is even and smooth which I did. Then I did a test with the small metal clip measurement tape - you need to uncrew it (For the sake of the test I just taped the metal clip to the back of my sansa before putting the real definite glue)
The only problem with this gentleman's suggestion is that the measurement tape metal clip can become vey loose with time because there is not "spring" to strenghten the clip and eventually it simply falls off. ...
here is another SOLUTION THAT WORKED WELL FOR ME:
I have purchase a one dollar pack of 6 colored magnetic clips at Dollorama store (the ones that you put on the door of the refrigerator to hang messages. - see the link bellow). I took out the small magnetic square behind one of the clip. Then I glued it behind my Sansa. I used a small tube of crazy glue. The clip is a little big BUT the spring is really strong and it does not fall or loosen up when I do my sport activities. Plus my Sansa is absolutely super dupper cool! Hope this help.
- yours truly ...Handy Woman
Here is my new and improve funky sansa clip! ...NB: Message to Sansa: I hope you will give me some royalties ;-)
08-09-2011 04:01 PM
Good for you....very clever!
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
12-31-2016 07:52 AM - edited 12-31-2016 08:04 AM
My clip+ is still going strong and no other product now available seems superior (small, works, fm, mp3, flac, clips to my shirt for running).
The clip is now broken. I am going to try this:
Heavy-Duty Fixed Belt Clip
sku 300 $4.50 USD plus shipping & tax
I'll report back on the result.