my Clip Zip 4 GB was purchased in 2012 and has been used quite a bit.
Last week I took it to gym. Somehow it got exposed to my sweat. It switched off by itself. I tried to switch it on but it wouldn’t work. I rinsed it with destilled water and put it in dry rice for about 2 days. It booted but got stuck at the “flower” boot screen. I reset it a couple of times and at some stage it worked again e.g. playing music or using the radio. However, whenever I switch it off the problems reoccur. When I switch it on it freezes again.
I can booted it up to MSC. I updated the firmware but when re-booting after the update it gets stuck at “Refreshing your Media”. I also formatted the internal memory (FAT32 and default sector size).
I have tried everything whatever I could find as a solution on this forum and the internet. Nothing seems to work. Any other suggestions or do I have to face the fact that it is a write-off? Thanks LJ