Oh great. My Clip just decided that instead of playing the next track, it would rather hang up. It’s an 8 gigger (FW 2.01.32), bought in March.
I’ve tried holding the power switch for like an eternity and a half, but it doesn’t bother to shut down, still emitting the usual quiet hiss (as to be heard with sensitive earphones). No reaction upon connecting to the computer either (also tried forcing MSC mode, nothing). It’s still hanging there for the time being.
Now, any smart ideas on what else I could do? Can I let the battery run out without it getting deep discharged (= possibly working but useless Clip)?
More drastic measures are not entirely impossible (one advantage of being in an electrical engineering department is that you can bother a technician), but knowing that it isn’t entirely reversible, I’d hate to open up the thing.