lock/unlock player

What a bummer, it seems like a great player otherwise but what good is it if it keeps bumping tracks…

@woodstock wrote:

After a day spent with the clip sport, I really find necessary a way to lock the player. I mistakenly skipped song to many times. 

@mihail wrote:

What a bummer, it seems like a great player otherwise but what good is it if it keeps bumping tracks…

To be honest, I have never used the locking feature on any of my Sansa players, and I have owned numerous models over the the past several years.

@tapeworm wrote:


@woodstock wrote:

After a day spent with the clip sport, I really find necessary a way to lock the player. I mistakenly skipped song to many times. 



@mihail wrote:

What a bummer, it seems like a great player otherwise but what good is it if it keeps bumping tracks…


 

To be honest, I have never used the locking feature on any of my Sansa players, and I have owned numerous models over the the past several years.

Same here. In fact, one time I accidentally enabled it on one of them and got quite angry with its inability to respond before I realized what had happened.

Maybe its in the way that we carry and how we handle them. I clip mine to my belt, and I touch all over it when reaching for it. I have to lock it or it ruins the experience, its a hassle rewinding the long talk files I listen to.

@mihail wrote:

Maybe its in the way that we carry and how we handle them. I clip mine to my belt, and I touch all over it when reaching for it. I have to lock it or it ruins the experience, its a hassle rewinding the long talk files I listen to.

Could be!

I clip my Clip Zip to my shirt pocket.  I got in the habit of buying pocket T-shirts back when I smoked, and still buy them even though I quit smoking years ago.

Yeah I guess it depends to the way we “wear” it. I personally tried to keep it in my pockets cause I didn’t want to clip it, but I couldn’t. Buttons would get pressed all the time.  

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I keep mine in my pocket.  I’m definitely beginning to regret not getting the older version just because of this.  How could they not implement a lock feature?  It’s been standard since MP3 players existed.

Well… this is going to have to go back to the store.  It just keeps getting interupted.

Clip+.

Rarely needed the lock option on the older Clips but with this new one, definetly.

Never used it on any of the ones that had it…lol.

No inadvertant keypress issue with the Clip or Clip+; had some with the Clip Zip and so would use the lock function occasionally.  

Unbelievable!  I was putting up with a bunch of Clip Sport firmware bugs, hoping they’d be fixed, but this is the last straw.  The one thing people still use music players for is music during exercise.  The idea that locking the buttons isn’t needed is just nuts. 

I guess they thought we needed a “Clip Sport” music player for while we’re watching sports, as opposed to playing them.  Makes some sense, like when the TV is muted and has an FM transmitter hooked up to it, but really!

This is a hardware defect, because they’ve repurposed the button’s other functions.  You can’t touch the Lock button to light up the display, or vice versa.  There’s no button they can assign to the locking function.

Back to the store it goes!

@once_burned wrote:

Unbelievable!  I was putting up with a bunch of Clip Sport firmware bugs, hoping they’d be fixed, but this is the last straw.

Patience grasshopper. It’s on its way. :wink:

It’s there! Press the Back Button for a couple of seconds (after the display is on) and it will lock/unlock. My new one had it… And I think it was firmware 1.17 that had it.

I ride a bike using the AudibleRush Jam Lite Essential speakers. GREAT for music while you ride. It’s a BAD idea (and illegal here) to ride a bike with headphones. Well… Everytime I hit a big bump, the SanDisk would skip a song, or most frequently stop playing. So for me (like quite a few here), having a lock/unlock button is critical!

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Thank you for your post because I was ready to package mine back up and take it back.
I listen to a lot of audio books while I work and it is so irritating loosing your spot.

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Hi–I saw your post when I was looking for a solution to the same problem. It was driving me crazy, jumping around back and forth–sometiimes just when I was carrying it in my hand.  But I did some more searching on the internet and found that I can press and hold the “back” button (the big one with the curvy arrow) and it will lock, and I can just do the same to unlock it.  Apparently SanDisk upgraded the software to add a lock feature.  (I’m thinking there was a hue and cry.)  If that doesn’t work, you can download the software upgrade, and they say it will work. 

@seedseditor wrote:

(I’m thinking there was a hue and cry.) 

You have it absolutely right.

I have an older model I really like except it’s so small I can’t find often…wife was using iPod & iPhone for audiobooks - problem was everytime we’d try to transfer downloads from the library it was an ordeal.   So, I buy her a clip-sport, but the “lock” button was not obvious- just about took it back and then got on this forums page - glad I searched the lastest msgs cause early on it was all bitchn about no lock feature…it shoud be in the directions…

I finally figured out how to lock and unlock the clip jam in case anyone is still looking for it.

Press and hold the little back arrow button. It might be called the home button. I’ve been looking for how to do this ever since I got the player. It would be nice if they could add those few litle words in the packaging instrcutions!