I’ve had my Clip+ for years now. I installed Rockbox on it right when I got it. It’s worked perfectly ever since.
But a couple weeks ago something odd started happening. I have no idea why and don’t remember doing anything to cause it.
When I power on now, it will often freeze on a screen with the Rockbox logo and it says “Boot 4.0” at the top. If I wait long enough on that screen, after a while it will switch to a screen that just says “Plug USB cable.” If I hold down power and the center button long enough, it will turn off. Then I can press power again and usually it will launch, show “Boot 4.0” really quickly, then switch to Ver. 3.13 at the top and then work properly. (Once in a while, it will freeze on the “Boot 4.0” screen a second time and I have to do power-center button again and power up a third time to get it to work).
Luckily, this is the worst that happens. It doesn’t always do the “Boot 4.0” thing. And when it does, I just have to do that power-center button thing and re-power it once or twice to get it to work. But it’s kind of annoying to have to do this so often when I just want to turn the thing on and have it work right away.
Is there any way to get it to power on and work every time like it used to? I thought about reinstalling Rockbox since there must be something going on with the firmware or something. But I really would hate to lose all my settings and bookmarks or obviously any of my files on there. Is there anything I can do to fix this powering on problem without disrupting any of that stuff?