My Clip+ (~3 weeks old) was playing music normally. Its battery was near-charged, it had only been playing around 10min since I charged it. It did NOT ever come in contact with water or other damaging materials.
Suddenly there was a slight crackle and it went completely DEAD. ie. nothing on screen, would not turn on, no sign of electrical activity, ‘reset’ button didn’t work.
Plugging into USB charger on computer, and putting in new MicroSD card both had no effect either. I left in in the charger for 24 hours in the hope it might miraculously revive but nothing. I tried turning it on, and resetting, while in charger but nothing. I removed it from charger but still would not turn on or ‘reset’, tried it next day also.
I left it to sit for a week, since I have been too busy to want to arrange warranty, and today it turned on!
This is really annoying. When I turned it on it said the battery was empty/near empty so maybe it was draining battery somehow while it was sitting ‘dead’? But it never showed anything on the screen.