Hi all. I have a Sansa Clip+ that I have absolutely loved for the past two years or so. I keep it on the dashboard of my car, held on with velcro. I normally have a power-only usb cable that I plug in to a USB port I have in my cigarette lighter. I plug a stereo cable into it and into my head unit. For the past couple of years, this has worked perfectly.
But a few days ago, I started my car, and instead of turning on and playing/charging, the Clip simply thinks it’s connected to a computer. It does not charge when it does this, it simply shows a “full battery” indicator, even if I let the battery die and try it again. I have done a full reset, to no avail. I did a firmware update, and the problem still persists. I tried a few different cables. I took a data cable and tried it both with the data pins exposed, and with them covered by tape. Same problem. I even removed the data pins from the small end of a mini usb cable and had the same issue. It seems that even if the data pins don’t exists, the Clip still thinks it is connected to a computer.
This is really annoying me as I’ve been ruined by the luxury of having all my music at my fingertips. Now I can’t stand the crappy sound quality of the radio and I REALLY HATE COMMERCIALS! lol.
I have scoured the interwebs, but my google-fu appears to be weak today… I did find another thread on here where someone had the same problem a couple of years ago, but nobody had an answer. Interestingly enough, that person seems to have had almost the exact same setup in their car with the Clip that I have. That thread can be found here: http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Sansa-Clip-Sansa-Clip/Using-Clip-in-car-USB-power-suddenly-causes-quot-connected-quot/td-p/144184
Any help would be greatly appreciated!