Ah, the little monsta broke! My daughter handed me her Clip, with an unresponsive volume button.
Ominously, the volume UP button was slightly depressed, a sign of a mechanical malady within.
So, onto the test bench it went. The up button microswitch had popped free from the circuit board. The girls watched while Daddy fired up the old Weller for a wee bit of soldering. I chose 600 degrees for the fine tip.
The hardest part was positioning my loupe to see the work surface. The old eyes just don’t work like they used to.
Using a jig for the case, no pry marks remain. It’s been a while since I’ve worked with the control ring assembly, the light pipe for the blue ring. I’d love to fabricate a new ring for the Clip+. The Sansa blue ring is essentially a trademark, in my humble opinion. I love it.