So I saw a fancy little 2gb Sansa Clip player at my local Radio Shack for $50, and just couldn’t pass that up…it looked super groovy, and was a big step up from my generic old 1gb player.
at first i loved it, it worked great, sounded great, looked great, and was just all around good. then after only about two months of having the problems started…and took really good care of it, because $50 is actually a lot of money for me!
when i tried turning up the volume one day, it wouldn’t go. the volume down was still working, but it would not go up. so after figiting with it for a minute the volume was all the way down. great…
i found out after a bit of prodding around inside the device(which wasn’t easy to get in to!) that the little button on the board that controls the up on the volume had broken off…and the way the board is designed is not fixable, even with a good skill in soldering.
so i just held the button onto the contacts on the board and turned the volume up all the way, and bought a little external headphone volume control.
now everything’s fine again. a little inconvenient to have to use something other than the volume adjustment on the unit, but not a complete loss…
but after a few more days something else happened, again totally at random. the battery life shot down drastically!
before i would get a good 12-15 hours out of a charge, which was great…but now for some reason i get only 20-30 minutes, which is just horrible.
i have no idea what the problem is, and i really don’t feel like dealing with it anymore!