I ordered my 4 gb (orange) Clip Zip direct from SanDisk (the sweet promo with the case, of course) and received it yesterday. Loading music onto the internal memory was foolproof. I updated the firmware right away. I was eager to use a 4 gb SanDisk Class 2 MicroSD card my brother gave me, so I loaded it to max, turned the player off, and put it in. When I turned it back on, I couldn’t get past the flower logo. If I hard resetted the player, took the card out, and turned it on again, it worked fine, but trying the card again proved fruitless. The card can be read from my computer using a SanDisk SD adapter but I couldn’t reformat it in the player because plugging the player in with the card inserted would make it so my computer wouldn’t even recognize the device. Even when completely EMPTY, in both the internal and external memory, my player refuses to read the card. I’m a Windows user.
I’ve done a lot of digging on this forum, the Anythingbutipod forum and Google to try to find an answer to this problem, so I’ve tried a number of methods already.
Here is what I’ve already tried:
- I reformatted the card in the SD adapter. I used the regular right-click format, using “Quick Format”, when that didn’t change anything, I used the SD Association’s reformatting tool on Full, and when that still produced nothing I used Disk Manager on Full.
- I reformatted the player, using the player’s internal “Format” command.
- I re-installed the newest version of the player’s firmware manually, following all instructions.
- I also tried a 2 gb generic brand MicroSD card I had kicking around. Exact same result, and I can even read that card on my computer with the same adapter.
Is there anything else I can do to make this work? Is it possible this is cause by some firmware bug to be fixed in a future build? I’m getting pretty sick of having to return technology almost immediately after I purchase it, and other than this one, albeit big issue, I’m very happy with the Clip Zip.
Thanks very much in advance.