screen bonkers battery discharged

After charging my 8Bb Clip, I turned it off. When I turned it back on, the screen cycled through various displays and would not respond to any controls. I switched it off eventually. When I switched it back on again, the battery was empty. Something similar happened a few weeks ago, but the Clip has been fine in between. What’s going on?

I would reset it (hold the slider in the up/on position for 15-20 seconds) and reapply the firmware manually (see sticky at the top of the forum).