Apologies if this was covered elsewhere – I looked through the forums and did not see an answer to this issue.
I bought a new Clip Zip for one of my kids. After updating firmware to version 01.01.21 and loading some mp3s, the mp3s are cutting in and out intermittently. The music sounds fine, then silence for a half-second or more, then back to the music.
I thought it might be the headphones, so I tried using an external speaker, but got the same results. I tried playing the radio, which didn’t seem to have the same issue – it played fine for about an hour, and is not having the same problem.
I tried seating the headphone / speaker plug firmly in the socket, but that doesn’t seem to fix the issue either.
Any suggestions? Could this be a firmware issue? Headphone jack? Or might I just have a bad unit and need to return it?