Hi, I’ve got the 1st generation 2g clip. Updated to the newest firmware a month or so ago, the 1.x version, and after loading a large folder (700mb) into the music directory a few days ago, the clip has hung during operation, then stopped refreshing the database, then hung on boot every now and then, until it finally will not boot. So it wasn’t sudden–but it’s like it slowly got scrambled, then kaput.
Did all the usual stuff when I could still connect it up–I formatted, checked for bad sectors, reinstalled the firmware, etc–nothing helped and now it’s just dead.
Does the same thing after any hard reset–boots to “sandisk” then the petal things, upon which it hangs up. I’ve tried it all, holding the button in while connecting to force MSC mode, plugging it in both frozen and powered off. Nada.
Curious if anyone else has had this happen? My warranty is expired–but it rubs the wrong way since the player is very lightly used by an adult, and I’ve recommended it to dozens of people–I certainly don’t want to be hearing their complaints on the one year life on the unit.
Any ideas? I’m guessing that the firmware just got scrambled–but then–if I reinstalled it and formatted it…what gives??