I have a silver 4GB Clip - got it last November from Amazon and have enjoyed it for the most part. My only problems before today have been random freezes particularly at the end of certain mp3’s (usually 3 or 4 songs out of the 4GB would freeze the unit every time they were played).
Today I was loading tracks from an XP machine (using the mode that’s drag and drop/explorer type) and got a “File could not be replaced on the device. You do not have permission to create this item” message after successfully loading ~3GB’s of music. Didn’t have time to diagnose (aside from a few reboots of both the player and my CPU) so I used the Clip for a few hours today when it had what I thought was a typical random freeze. I go to turn it back on and all it says is “Not enough space for music DB. Please free 30MB.” Strange, because I’m sure I had at least 700MB free and not to mention the fact that I was just using it for a few hours.
Having a Vista CPU handy I plug it in and it isn’t being recognized properly. The drive only shows up after 15 minutes of freezing Vista - then freezes my CPU when I try to click on it. I tried setting it to hold and pressing the center button when connecting and that didn’t do anything. I can’t do a soft reset since the player shuts off immediately after the “Not enough space for music DB” message.
Just got done trying it out on the XP machine - and it takes about 5 minutes to show as a drive. Click on in and after 10-20 minutes I get this message - “G:/ is not accessible. The semaphone timeout period has expired.”
Is it time to RMA it? This unit does have a 1 year warranty right? Thanks in advance for any help.