I just bought my 2G Sansa Clip today and I’m having one hell of a time setting it up. For some reason, it is not taking the charge properly. It had approx. 40%-50% battery life out of the box, and although it has been plugged in for about 4 hours, it’s only at 60%. I heard this might have something to do with the USB setting, so I’ve switched between MTP and MSC (to no avail). I’ve upgraded the firmware in MTP mode, but there is no newer version in MSC mode.
That brings me to my next question, why is there no battery indicator when the Sansa Clip is in MSC mode? Is there an alternative way to get an accurate reading on battery power? I’d like to use MSC mode so I can sync my iTunes playlist with the Sansa Clip (using iTunes Sync), but this is proving to be very very frustrating (b/c I can’t see the battery power).
To sum things up, is there a simple way to:
Charge the player in a reasonable amount of time
See an accurate reading of the battery power
Sync an iTunes playlist with the player
Thanks for your help,