Audiobook skips while playing

Just got my Clip 4Gb & really like it…but after about 90 minutes of playing a book from Netlibrary the player started giving static like skips/pops every few seconds.  I checked the playback on my old MP3 player and computer and no skips/pops.  Does anyone know if this a hardware or firmware problem?  Anyone else have this problem?

Do make sure you have the latest firmware installed (see the sticky threads at the top of the forum)–that might help.

I’ve experienced that as well the one time I listened to a netlibrary book.  Most people don’t seem to have seen the problem.

Here is the link to the forum message I entered and the responses.

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&message.id=8745#M8745 

I will try the new firmware and browse the string you sent - thanks!