I have had my 2gig clip since late fall of 2007. Over the last month, it has been displaying some odd behavior - namely, when I plug it into the wall charger that has been working fine for 2+ years, instead of staying on and charging the batter, the clip insists on going into ‘writing’ mode - and drains the batter instead of charges it. For a while, it would work if I unplugged and plugged it in a few times.
It still worked fine to plug into my computer and move files/charge until today. This morning when I plugged it in, I got an unknown device warning. I unplugged it and replugged it, and it recognized the Clip. I run windows vista 64bit, and have been since August with no problems with regards to the Clip.
Because of the trouble, I checked for a firmware update and updated the Clip, just to make sure everything would work properly. The update went fine. But now the computer refuses to recognize it at all. I don’t even get an unknown device popup.
I’ve tried different cables, different USB ports (ports that work fine for other devices). I’ve tried MSC, MTP, and Auto detect mode. The clip lights up when I plug it in and gives the standard writing/connected screen, but the battery is not moving like it is charging, and no charge is accumulated.
My husband has a 4 gig clip, which I had plugged into my computer yesterday and transferred some files onto it for him. But given that I have had other issues with my 2gig, I don’t know if they are related.
Is 2.5 years as long as one can expect this device to last? Are there other things I should try - would formatting the device help?
Also, the clip is now freezing on disconnect from the computer, and my husband’s computer fails to recognize it either.
Message Edited by alijubilee on 05-10-2010 04:44 PM