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Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-22-2011

Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

 

First thing I want to say is, "duhhh!"

 

This is not a question, but rather a helpful hint for those who are as perplexed as I was. After successfully charging my brand new 8GB Clip+, I couldn't figure out why the screen was frozen. It constantly displayed an icon for headphones, and the word "music" with a right-arrow. No matter what I did attempting to navigate the menu, this same screen refused to budge.

 

Okay, this is very embarrassing, but I'm going to assume that there are others like me, who haven't realized that this "screen" image is only a peel-off sticker, which is protecting the actual screen. Use your fingernails, or whatever, to pick at it until it easily peels off. You will feel a sense of joy and relief. Just try to ignore the feelings of stupidity. That will subside over time.

 

Please no remarks about how dense I was... unless it's funny. Thank you.

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

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

Smiley Happy    Thanks for giving me a morning smile.

 

Haven't done that, but I'm sure I've done similar things ...

 

The good news is, you figured it out!

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 284
Registered: ‎06-26-2008

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

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Hey, stuff like that happens.  Just enjoy that Clip to the fullest, my friend!

Sansa Clip+ 40GB / Sansa Clip+ 4GB / Sansa c240 V1 1GB (RB'd) / XePort 7010-9 / MEElectronics HT-21 / Proud user of Screamer Radio (http://www.screamer-radio.com/) and Slacker Radio (http://www.slacker.com)
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-27-2011

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

Same thing happened to me. The guy at Best Buy figured it out - but only after several minutes of tinkering with it.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-27-2011

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

The FM radio picked up a signal the first two days that I used it - now it doesn't pick up any signals although the preloaded music still works. Is there a setting or antenna issue?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 15,995
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

 


mcubed13 wrote:

The FM radio picked up a signal the first two days that I used it - now it doesn't pick up any signals although the preloaded music still works. Is there a setting or antenna issue?


Put the protective screen-saver film back on.

 

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

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

Note that your headphone cable serves as the antenna--try extending it as fully as possible/in other directions. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

Have a look at the displayed frequency as well.  It's possible that you may have changed the region setting in radio settings.  The frequency steps vary by area.  For example, the US uses odd frequency allocations in 200kHz steps.

 

This difference can be helpful, by the way, if you use the FM receiver for video sound broadcasts in fitness clubs.  I've seen that some clubs buy the transmitters via the internet, and end up with transmitters on the even steps.  If you use the Sansa as a receiver in this application, tweaking the region setting temporarily will allow you a clean signal.

 

Don't forget to set it back to listen to local stations!

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-28-2011

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

A woman I worked with did the same thing this weekend with the new Clip+ I picked up for her.  She had boxed it up and was bringing it to me to look at when she realized there was sticker was on it.

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

Re: Brand New Sansa Clip+ ? ... 1st Step: Remove Protective Strip Covering Screen

It's always amazing to me how our brains can just have a selective blindspot.