01-14-2012 10:42 PM
After reading a variety of posts, I did my own take. I eventually decided I should not glue anything to the Unit, so I used some industrial velcro tape that I cut to the exact size of the back of the Sansa Clip Unit. One "half" of that velcro tape was attached to the back of my Clip; and the other "half" of the velcro tape was attached to an office supply clip I bought at the Dollar Store that is about the same size as the Sansa Clip Unit and has a flat, plastic surface. Anyway, it is a tad bulkier than the original Sansa Clip, but it does the trick. (Full Disclosure: The Velcro was actually my wife's idea -- I just wanted to use glue, but she wisely said, "what if THAT clip breaks and its glued to your thinga-ma-jig?" -- & lo and behold, it eventually did; but with the velcro, I just popped on another clip from the bag of 10 I had).
03-11-2012 08:11 AM
Something similar worked great for me, an idea from some genius in another forum: In stationery department or 99c store, buy a clear plastic ID/name tag holder that clips on with a metal clip. Remove the metal clip (the plastic pulls right out), rough up the metal surface with an emery board; ditto the area of the Sansa Clip+ where you will position it. Put several tiny drops of instant krazy glue on Sansa, hold15 seconds, then leave it for a couple of hours. This is bulkier than the original clip, but works fine. Bonus: one side of the new metal clip has a hole at the top, for the alternative of wearing the name badge on a string around your neck. I used a long black shoelace. This has some advantages for me beyond the belt-and-suspenders potential.
07-20-2013 07:09 PM
Went to Dollat Tree today looking for some of the suggested items. Found a 'Universal Swivel Clip for Nokia 5100/6100.
It's heavy duty and quite substantial feeling. The little U thing that I think has something to do with the swivel is slightly narrower than the Sansa. I super glued the U thing and the Sansa fit on it perfectly with no filing off any plastic parts. Due to nature of DT, I'm heading back tomorrow for some more (Got 4 sansa's that have the potential of the clips breaking in the future!)
11-30-2013 05:52 PM - edited 11-30-2013 05:56 PM
after 1 year, mine broke also. I had a small binder clip hanging around, and I duct taped one of the metal prongs to the back of the sansa clip. Looks like crap, but it works! thanks for all the great suggestions in the previous posts!