12-09-2011 10:05 AM - edited 12-09-2011 10:59 AM
Firmware is the software code that powers your Clip Zip. You can think of it as the operating system. SanDisk actively and periodically updates the capabilities, functionality, and reliability of the Firmware. For an optimal experience with your Clip Zip, SanDisk recommends that you update your Firmware with each new release. It’s fast, easy, and free!
SanDisk has just released firmware version 01.01.18 for the Sansa Clip Zip. Download links and the release notes are available below.
Windows Users can Connect the device in any Mode and follow the instructions below.
Mac and Linux users can connect their Clip Zip in MSC or Auto Detect mode and follow the instructions below.
MSC mode instructions:
Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.18 Download and Installation instructions
Update using the Sansa Firmware Updater
For Sansa Firmware Updater - Click here to download
Manual Firmware Update (Download and Instructions)
Manual Firmware Update (All Regions) - Click here to download
All languages are now in one firmware version. After firmware update you will need to select your Language and Region preference.
• Remove any external card from the Clip Zip before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
• Plug in your Sansa Clip Zip to your computer.
• Extract the clpza.bin file from the .zip file you just downloaded into a folder on your computer.
• Once extracted, drag the file to the root directory of your Sansa Clip Zip.
• Disconnect the Sansa Clip Zip and let the firmware update begin.
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off.
• Turn the Clip Zip on, Select your language and region preference
• Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" >"System Settings"> "Info", and verify the "Version" is now 01.01.18"x".
Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.18 Release Notes
This new firmware has various bug fixes, including key fixes listed below, as well as enhancements. Upon completion of the firmware upgrade, the device will turn off; power on the device to complete the upgrade process. If the device does not initiate or complete, press & hold the Power switch for 15 seconds to reset the device and then press and hold power button again to restart.
12-09-2011 07:29 PM
First, who's genius idea was it to rename the folders? Some of my folders have been renamed with a sort of character sequence prefix that does not reflect the original alphabetic order. Now there is no easy way to determine which albums I have already copied over to the player.
Second, my iTune AAC still does not work. I wasn't comfortable to post my files last time, and that won'tchanged; but these are legally purchased files in the last 3 years. I do not think its too much to ask Sandisk to sample test them. The player still just goes into lala land (gos blank black screen and does nothing) when it encounters a AAC it does not recognize. I had to hard reset, and ofcourse, when it cycles back, it tries again.
Sigh...the good news is, firmware updates are out. The bad news is, I'm getting alittle tired of not knowing what you guys priority list is (as in communicate what feature and bug fixes you guys are focusing on on the upcoming firmware updates) - let down becomes inevitable.
12-09-2011 08:12 PM - edited 12-09-2011 08:13 PM
I don't know about your AAC problem, but the folder renaming issue is an MTP mode thing. Sandisk has no control over that.
12-10-2011 05:08 AM - edited 12-10-2011 09:26 AM
Well alright! Thank you for listening, SanDisk. Yer gettin' my respect back... Thankies, thankies.
12-10-2011 05:56 AM - edited 12-10-2011 09:27 AM
P.S. to SanDisk:
Maybe in future firmware updates, you might give us the *OPTION* of having "A" and "THE" in front of song titles and artists' names again, for those of us who want it?
Going back and forth between the Clip+ and Clip Zip, it gets confusing, and annoying. An option for those who want it, along with an option *not* to have it for those who don't, sure would be nice.
12-10-2011 08:18 AM - edited 12-10-2011 08:20 AM
I haven't received my Zip yet, but can someone with the new firmware check if the minimum backlight setting is still 15 seconds? I was hoping they would make it 5 seconds like the Clip+