The Clip requires a USB 2.0 port to charge fully. Unfortunately, in a USB 1.1 port, it will charge enough to last 4 to 6 hours.
So if ones battery only lasts 4 to 6 hours is it a battery problem or a USB port problem?
If one uses ones computer to charge ones player, check Device Manager (on XP, right click MyComputer, left click Manage, left click Device Manager). Open the USB Bus Serial Controllers. One will see several controllers and several hubs. Look for the word “Enhanced” in the name of one of the controllers. Enhanced controllers are USB 2.0.
Some desktops have USB 1.1 ports in front and USB 2.0 ports in back. So if the player does not fully charge in the front plug, try the back.
If one uses an external USB Hub to charge the player, verify the hub is USB 2.0 standard. If it is it will have an AC plug that need to plugged in while charging the player.
If none of the above helps, call Sandisk Technical Support.
Message Edited by Tweet on 03-02-2008 02:30 PM