A couple of weeks ago I bought my Clip Zip. I could connect it to my PC and put music on it.
I took it with me during a run, and everything worked fine. After the run I charged it with an external charger (5V, 1A max) for a couple of hours. During plugging in _and_ plugging out, the screen illuminated. So far so good.
A couple of days later, I want to use my device again, but it won’t turn on / no music / black screen.
When I connect it to my computer, the device driver fails to install nor recognizes the mp3 player. I see an additional hard drive, but Windows asks me to format it.
It seems to me like corrupted flash, although the player was only charging the last time the screen lit up.
I searched this forum for an answer and I tried the multiple minutes-taking resets and charge sessions (via my PC). Nothing works so far.
What would happen if I allowed Windows to format that hard drive? Would it maybe solve the problem or make it just worse?
Hopefully you have some good advice. Worst case I can send it back to my supplier, since I bought it less than a month ago.
Thanks in advance!