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Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-22-2011

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

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

 

 

It certainly is a curious thing.

 

I failed to mention in my original post that I was confounded with the "frozen screen" issue for several hours, over the course of three days! Even though this is my first mp3 player, it's certainly not my first experience with protective screen covers. I've had new digital cameras, alarm clocks, calculators, and other things that I instantly knew to peel-off the film. But for some reason, the one on the clip+ eluded me. Selective blindspot, indeed. I just wish I understood why and how it happens.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-26-2007

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

I guess this gives us a hint of how a duck must feel after courting a wooden decoy.

 

Come to think of it, her dad did come running with a shotgun too, didn't he?  Hmmm, most curious.  I really can relate to Daffy's predicament.

 

The protective film is specific to each player, a really close replica of the normal screen image.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-10-2011

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

I had the same "frozen screen" issue and FINALLY happened to have the correct lighting to notice the screen cover.  It's been a very frustrating beginning, needless to say.  And although I searched on every term I could come up with, I couldn't find this thread.  (Of course, if I had thought of screen cover, I wouldn't have needed it...)

 

Is there a way to somehow tag this thread, or create a sticky for other newbies who will run into the same problem?

 

Thanks!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,018
Registered: ‎02-05-2009

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

Each time I read this thread or hear about someone going through the same thing, I can't help but wonder why doesn't Sandisk just leave the protective film clear without anything printed on it and then users can just leave it on as a screen protector?

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

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

Now I understand why some manfs., when using such a screen protector, have a small tab on the side of it that says, "Pull here."   Smiley Happy

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-07-2011

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

I couldn't understand why the screen didn't change at all when I plugged it into the computer etc.  Finally realized this morning that there was, duh, a sticker over it.  I peeled it off after reading your post and it is now showing it's charging!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,018
Registered: ‎02-05-2009

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

@geekwannabe,

 

All you have to do is dress like this guy and you'll no longer be a "wannabe".  Smiley Wink

 

 

 

 

Newbie
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Registered: ‎08-03-2012

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

Dood - you are not alone!  THANKS!

Newbie
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Registered: ‎01-05-2013

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

Indeed, you are not alone!

 

And no need to feel foolish. The protective cover looks like a menu option, complete with battery icon, and even lights up when connected to your computer. Your post helped me figure out that it was a cover, and needed to be peeled off. I was ready to send this back to Amazon!

 

Mags1230 is right, it should be made of clear plastic, or instructions given in the users manual telling you to remove it prior to plugging in your Clip+ for the first time.

 

 

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-06-2014

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

I just bought a clip and was not sure if I should be removing a screen saver or if I would be destroying my new clip. Your post saved me a lot of hassle and doubt. Thanks!