This is my third Sansa MP3 players. The first one was a Sansa Fuze with the round turn button. Loved that one but my husband needed it more than I did so I gave it to him. It’s old but the player is still kicking today.
The second one was a Sansa Fuze+ with the touch pad. The touch pad was way too sensitive but I needed it to play just two songs for sleep therapy so I was all right with it until the battery suddenly stopped charging a few months ago, I posted my problems in the Sansa Fuze+ forum. After trying some suggestions I finally accepted that it was a goner.
I bought this Sansa Clip Zip 4G thinking it should last me at least a while because I didn’t use it every day. In fact, I only needed it when I had problems sleeping at night; I probably used it once every two weeks or so. I used my laptop to charge the unit, didn’t have any problems until now.
The last time I charged it was 2 weeks ago, to 98% full - the thing never indicated 100% so it was a bit odd. Anyway, I had problems sleeping two nights ago so I pulled out the Clip Zip and noticed the battery still had a lot of juice left. This morning I checked the battery it still had 68% but I thought I might needed it again tonight so better charge it up, just in case.
I connected it to my computer but it didn’t show the “connected” screen. Instead, it went straight to the last song that I listened to. I thought that was odd so I turned the player off then tried again. Of course, it went straight to the same song screen. I did notice the battery icon was showing “filling”. I thought if I left it connected to the pc long enough it would eventually charge. Two hours later I checked the computer and it indicated the battery of the player was critically low. I disconnected then reconnected it and this time it said 98% charged. I charged it a bit longer just in case then I used the player for about 15 minutes and the player turned itself off. Connected it to the pc and now it said battery was critically low, so the past few hours didn’t charge the battery but draining it instead!
My last attempt was to plug it into a wall charger and guess what? It went straight to the song screen again. Unlike hooking it to the computer, I could actually turn the player off but that way didn’t charge the battery, neither. This is the exact same problem as my second player, the Sansa Fuze+.
I bought the last two Sansa players simply because I really liked the first one which of course had been discontinued long time ago. I don’t know if I have bad luck or this is just a common problem among Sansa players but one way or the other I won’t be buying any more Sansa in the future. This is one big name that comes with big disappointment! :grumpycat: