Having all the same symptoms mentioned here, but not being able to come to any real solution or conclusions, but not really daring to break the thing open… I went and bought a clip+ . …
Despite being pretty irritated with the seeming demise of my clip for no apparent good reason,…I think these clips are great when they work… so I decided to “risk” a Sansa again.
Having the new one up and going well and more or less having given up on the old one,… I decided to open it (long fingernails are enough,… work around carefully from where you begin)… and yes indeed there it is,… the loose red wire,… and the loose battery which caused the dislocation ,…the glue seeming to be something resembling molasses and not dry yet??.. mmm after more than 2 years…?
A pity that its such a common problem,… just one simple little oversight in the production quality ruining a perfectly good and enjoyable piece of technology.
I really hope that this problem was resolved with the clip +.??
Question is,… can I ,…with no soldering experience link that wire up with wire glue… are these litho batteries really so dangerous? … and then glue the battery down with a good non- conductive glue?
Or better just to take the thing to someone with experience ?