My 4 year old Sansa clip seems to have given up. I plugged it into my PC as usual but it could not be seen in my computer. The clip just froze with the connected screen still showing but not animated. I managed to turn it off and on again with a message that the “FAT is corrupted and to please…” the rest of the message didn’t show. Now if I turn it on after a long button press it stays on for a second and switches off. No response at all to any button pressing. No response to PC connection except a promt to format again. I opt to do that but it fails. Tried pressing and holding both buttons for 20 sec and longer with no response. It is fully charged.
What could have caused this and more importantly, how can I recover it please ?