Sansa firmware updater recommended updating the firmware on my 2gb Clip to 01.01.35 After automatic updating, the display on the clip shows that there are no songs - Play All shows “No Song”; Artist Album Songs Genres all show “Empty”. However, when I plug the clip into my computer, I can access the clip’s memory and it shows all the songs, playlists and everything. What the heck happened? There is no output - no communication between the clip’s memory and its playing software. Firmware update turned my Sansa Clip into a memory card. And before I realized my clip was bricked, I updated my wife’s 2 gb clip and the EXACT SAME THING happened to hers. Any ideas?
OK, so my Clip is working again, and I’m not sure why. I was about to sync it to my computer, but I did a little noodling around with Windows Media Player first - nosing through the files on the Clip, checking settings, etc., and pushing the power button on the Clip while it was plugged into the PC - and then unplugged the Clip. After the display read “Disconnected”, it changed to “Refreshing your media”, which it hadn’t done before. Now it is back to normal. I was so excited I tried to do the exact same things to my wife’s Clip, and now it works fine, too. The mystery is still a mystery to me, but at least it is no longer a problem.