Pardon the amount of detail in this posting. I’m probably covering old ground here, but I don’t have this device a long time and want the most up-to-date advice.
I have a week-old 8GB Sansa Clip. First thing I did after taking it out of the packaging was to install firmware version : 02.01.32
I’ve been listening to it in work and because I’m frequently interrupted I pause playback and the clip powers itself down after a Sleep time of 5 minutes.
After one such power-down I tried to start the clip up again. I got the following:
- Sansa logo for approx 10 seconds. This is much longer than usual.
- Screen then changes to playback view. Song paused.
- Playback simply doesn’t work: no sound, no progress-bar. Same goes for any of the 300 songs on the device : no play, only pause.
- Radio still functions.
Hooked the player up to the PC in MSC mode and the MUSIC folder, former home to my 300 songs, is empty. However, disk properties still show approx 1GB of used space. So, as per other postings, I used the Sansa Clip’s own “Format” function to re-format and I loaded a few songs into the MUSIC folder. Normal service has resumed, for the time being.
Is this behaviour normal for the Sansa Clip? Is there any way to deal with it other than a re-format?