I am having a similar problem with my Sansa Clip Zip 8
I bought it a couple of months ago on amazon. It gives excellent quality of sound and has huge amounts of space, but I’ve recently discovered something that stops me from falling in love with it completely… the sound randomly drops out or only comes through one channel or something - so basically you’ll be listening to a song and then for no apparent reason or due to the slightest movement the sound all but disappears as if there is a loose connection within the player between it and the headphones. The headphones are all the way in, so this isn’t the problem. When this happens i have to very delicately twist the headphone jack until the sound comes back and then very carefully put the player down again.
I listen to it mostly at work (sitting at a desk)and when the problem started happening (and i had taken great care of it and definitely not dropped it or anything like that) I initially thought it was the headphones i was using so didn’t do anything about it to start with. But then i tried to listen to it walking down the street (which being a sports player for the gym I would expect it to be able to handle a gentle stroll!) using my own headphones (not the ones at work) and it was constantly cutting out and was absolutely impossible to listen to. I’m really annoyed by this because as I say it’s a great little player otherwise, and I’ve had problems with players in the past so I wanted to get this because it came highly recommended.
Is this a common problem with this player? I’d be very surpirsed if a player like this, advertised for use at the gym were so delicate.
Can I/should I get it replaced - or are there people out there who have found this to be a typical issue, in which case should i just get my money back…?
Thanks in advance,