I apologies if there is already a thread about this, a google search does not find my exact problem so I decided to register to ask my question.
I have had a Sansa Clip + 8g for about 16 months, all has been fine until recently when I began to notice that the battery life appeared to reduce very quickly. At first I thought the battery was starting to fail and although annoying I accepted it as bad luck. I am getting roughly 20-30 minutes from full charge before it powered down due to low battery level.
I then noticed that if I left it for a short period (About 20 minutes) I was able to power it up again and the Battery indicator would indicate a level equal to how it should be. It then plays for another 20-30 minutes before it powers down once again. I then repeat this until it once again requires a full charge.
It is as if there is a bug somewhere that makes the battery think there is no charge left in it.
I noticed that if I skip through tracks this will visibly reduce the battery level on the indicator.
I searched the forums and was able to update the Firmware, hoping this might work. I am currently on V01.02.18F. This has not fixed the problem!
Is my MP3 Player dead?