So this problem started almost immediately after I got my clip zip. After shutting down the player and waiting a while the player doesn’t start when the power button is held down (I’ve got plenty of battery charge). I have to experiment with different times holding down the button (performing a reset) as it doesn’t work most of the time. This has happened quite a few times now and it’s slightly annoying.
The player usually powers up fine when connected to a computer, although just now I was about to test that and it did not power up. However it somehow still did connect to the computer, windows said the correct drivers were installed (it shouldn’t do that unless it’s a new usb outlet) and it said I should format a drive to be able to use it. I went to windows disk manager and it showed up as a 4MB drive. At that point I held down the power button for 10 seconds for a reset, pressed it again and it powered up like it should.
This is one weird player.