So - I’ve had my Clip+ (4GB, with a 16GB SDHC card) for about a month now, and so far I really love it. Oddly enough I have noticed two different anomalies on a few different occasions and I just decided to check here on the forum today to see if either of the problems had been experienced by anyone else. And guess what, the only two problems that I’ve had are the ones that are being described here!
So, what I can tell you about my problems are that they were both experienced while my clip has had the battery life at over 50%, was playing either MP3 or WMA files (audiobooks, in the audiobooks directory, and both times the files were known good, 32kbps, and had fresh, uncorrupted ID3 tags) - my player had been playing for a bit when I experienced both problems and the screen had already shut off - my timer is set at 15 seconds until it turns off (and the sleep timer is not on). The player like I said is only about a month old (from Amazon.com) and I have not tried to upgrade the firmware.
The first problem that I had was the inability to pause the file that was playing. I pressed the play/pause button, but the file kept on playing and (if I remember correctly) the Play icon on the screen did change to the pause icon - just didn’t actually pause the file playback. This happened a couple of times (different files I believe) but in both cases the problem was remedied by powering off, and the turning on the player, and then the play/pause acted normally.
The other problem just started today: the player was playing an audiobook file, and without warning (I was driving, so didn’t see the screen when it happened) the player just powered off. Turned it back on and it happened at another time later in the day. Again, the battery was at about 75%, and I know that nothing hit the power (or any other) button as the player was by itself on my passenger side seat.
So - sounds like my problems are similar - I just thought I’d share this with everyone, you’re not alone…