I’ve had my lovely Clip+ for quite a few years, but it still worked great, no problems whatsoever (apart from smaller battery life, as it happens).
Yesterday, I tried to turn it on but nothing happens.
I’ve since tried the following, to no avail:
Pressed power button for more than 30 seconds.
Pressed power button + select button for more than 30 seconds.
Plugged it into charger - nothing happens, not even after a while.
All of the above with the SD Card removed.
When I plugged it into my PC, the screen doesn’t light up BUT I get a Windows message saying “You need to format the disk in drive H: before you can use it.” It also shows up in File Explorer as a “USB Disk”.
Out of desperation, I also tried choosing the option to format it, but Windows says something along the lines of it being a read-only disk.
The above happens no matter whether there’s an SD Card in the Clip+ or not.
I know it looks bad, but is there anything else I could try? I love the tiny size and handy screen of this device and don’t want to part with it just yet - everything else out there is too large and/or doesn’t take Rockbox.