4gb Clip, about 3 months old. I used it until the battery was completely drained.
Here are my weird symptoms:
Can’t power it on
Soft reset (hold power for 15 sec) does nothing
When connected to usb cable, after about 20-30 seconds it repeatedly does this:
a) Turns on
b) I get the “usb device connected” sound from XP
c) XP tells me the device is not recognized
d) The clip shows “Writing”, then quickly “connected” and then shuts off
e) Immediate restart of the Clip, repeat above steps
Oddly, when I first connect the usb cable nothing happens, but if I disconnect it, it immediately turns on (then turns off).
I am leaving it connected to usb right now, letting it turn on and off repeatedly. It looks like it may actually be taking a bit of a charge, so maybe the problems will go away?
Oh, and I did try the Power hold-center button-connect usb trick. No change.