I’ve managed to create a VERY WEIRD problem on my dear Clip+:
One of the many mp3-files I’ve on it seems to be corrupted, at least the player will freeze every time I try to play it or one that is after it in the currently shown playlist.
Pressing the start button for 20 secs restarts the player and it works fine, as long as I don’t come close to the evil file.
I can connect the player via USB to a PC, (even if it seems to take much longer to recognize), but the WEIRD thing ist: Whatever I do in Explorer (like deleting the evil file, or deleting all mp3, or deleting all visible files, or adding an mp3, or placing the bin-file for a manual firmware update (I already have 1.02.16), or even following the installation of Rockbox bootloader an software, which finalizes without an error message), so whatever I do at the PC seems to work fine, and when I disconnect the player, it will do its normal “database updating” and BE TOTALLY UNCHANGED LIKE IT WAS BEFORE - all (and only) the mp3s from before in place, at the same bookmark, the same resume point, and the evil file will still be there, too.
I tried to no avail:
Deleting the evil mp3-file in the player menu - can’t go there, because opening the file causes a freeze
Resetting to factory settings - no effect. I go there in the menu, confirm “yes”, he asks me new language and region and goes back to the m menu point “reset to factory settings” without delay, and without doing anything.
Win 7 command prompt:
chkdisk tells me he found errors on the disk, and when I give him /F (fix Errors) does nothing, but without complaining.
He also wants to convert lost chains to files, which i made him do - to no avail
format /Q (quick) says: Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable.
…and still, after bing disconnected, the stupid thing is as it was before and happily playing most of the files.
It just seems somehow read-only, but in a way that the PC doesn’t notice.
I’ve nearly given up, but I would love a possilbe explanation.