I’ve had my current mp3 player, the Sansa Clip+, for probably the longest of any mp3 player I’ve had. I’m not against buying a new one but it would be nice to save this one if possible.
Yesterday my player started slowing down and freezing up when I tried playing a song. The LED(?) movement of the text transitioned very slowly for a few seconds, then just stopped altogether. I also noticed some of the text appeared “garbled” (or perhaps missing characters).
I can reset the player but the problem persists. I am able to plug the machine into my computer via USB, and it will say “connected”, but trying to access the actual inside of the player (via My Computer) happens very slowly or not at all. Unplugging will update the media and I am able to scroll up and down through the main menu options - Music, Settings, slotRadio, etc. - and the options within non-Music folders - I can look through the settings or try out the radio without it freezing.
However, I just now tried to record on the radio, and it did for a few seconds before freezing up. The same thing happens when trying to play uploaded music.
Any advice? I assume the problem may have something to do with the hard drive. I have recently been jogging with the player so I wonder if it slamming against my body, and being a few years old, has finally caused it to kick the bucket.
EDIT: Just tried it again, and now it froze at the logo startup.