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Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-13-2012

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

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). 

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

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

Good for you!   Smiley Happy

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-11-2012

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

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.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-01-2012

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

I bought Klix paper clips online at office depot. package 10 for $3.59 free shipping. glued on with some super glue - works like a charm.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-13-2009

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

I just love Sansa Clip Users... cheap ass bastards who love our Sansas and will find a way to keep using them!

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-20-2013

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

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!)

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-30-2013

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

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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!

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-24-2017

Re: How to replace broken clip on Clip+?

Please post link, picture or model # of Klix paper clips as I cannot find. Thanks in advance.