I just bought this new. Hooked it up to my Win XP SP2 laptop, turned it on…OK so far. Went to Sandisk and downloaded/ran firmware upgrade wizard; updated firmware.
At this point I ASSUMED(always a bad thing) since software screen disappeared the transfer was complete.
The Sansa Clip screen showed a double arrow and read something like ‘connected’.
Disconnected USB; Sansa screen went black and blue ring was flashing about once/second.
Windows no longer recognizes the device.
The only responses I can get out of the Clip are:
Hold ‘on’ position. Blue ring flashes about once/second.
Hold ‘on’ position for 4-5 flashes; Blue ring goes out.
I have since tried all the reset schemes, including creating a Linux/Ubuntu boot memory stick and trying to connect via Terminal and e200 tool, all to no avail.
Anybody have any brilliant ideas how I can force the unit to unbrick and be recognized, thus allowing reformat and reinstallation of firmware?