I have a 2GB Sansa Clip I bought about 4-5 years ago, and have been very happy with it.
It’s running software version 01.01.30A.
However, recently, and for no apparent reason it is suffering power failures.
It would just turn off, regardless of how much battery it has left, how long it’s been running or what it is doing. And when turning back on (which is sometimes difficult to do) it does not remember the last thing it was playing.
After some more testing it seems to turn off when turned at different angles, almost as if there is a broken piece inside that is opening/closing the connection. When shaking it there is a faint ratteling inside, but I can’t be certain that it isn’t the power switch making noise.
This certainly looks like a hardware problem.
So, how do I open it up and fix it? Is there a schematic somewhere I can look at?