Sansa clip 1

I have had this unit for quite a while.  I thought it quit working fut it is just the display is so dark you cant see it.  If I take it in a dark closet and look real hard you can see the display is there but it is so faint i cant read it to use it.  How can I get it to go back to bright.  I cant tell if the settings display is up or music is up it is that dark.  any help would be nice.

Was the brightness of the display tuned down, under the player’s Settings?

Otherwise, it could be that the OLED screen has just given up the ghost–it has a limited lifespan (but that should be a whole bunch of years, under normal use).  

I don’t know for sure.  It quit working a few years ago (3 to 4),  I put it in a drawer.  I got it out the other night and hooked it to the computer and I was surprised that I could get the music files to open so I started playing with it and noticed the screen was on, just that it was very dark.  It could have been turned down by one of my kids who had it but I cant figure out the menu screens.  I got lucky and found out that it plays.  

Can you see the screen enough to get to Settings, or to be walked through it?  I still have my original Clip (1st version), now celebrating its 6th birthday this month or so, and it still plays and displays fine.  And talk about a classy look, with the circular lit ring and lit control indicators on front!   :slight_smile:  In my opinion, the classiest looking of the Clips!  

I can’t see the display enough to tell what it says.  It is playing music now if I turn it on it picks up where it left off.  so can you tell me by using yours how many times I hit the menu button and howmany times and what direction to hit the ring to get me to the display back ground light to try and turn it back up?  I know this is probably a pain for you but it will help save a nice sansa clip.  It still looks new except for the display.  I also like the looks of this one.  I have two others (different model) and this one for sure is the best looking.  Thanks

Perhaps even better (I think); manually reapply the firmware (see the firmware upgrade sticky thread at the top of thr forum; be sure to use the correct firmware for your player).  That will fix any software glitch and perhaps that will fix matters for you.  It also resets many of the settings (which may include the display brightness–but I don’t recall).

Perhaps even better (I think); manually reapply the firmware (see the firmware upgrade sticky thread at the top of thr forum; be sure to use the correct firmware for your player).  That will fix any software glitch and perhaps that will fix matters for you.  It also resets many of the settings (which may include the display brightness–but I don’t recall).

I will try to do that thanks for the info.