My trusted and loved Sansa Clip from several years ago was simply worn out about a month ago, and I decided to go for the Clip+, 8 GB, as my replacement, especially considering the microSDHC expansion slot.
I bought a 16 GB card in the same store that sold me the Clip+. The brand is not very known (“Zap Glider”), but is distributed in the Nordic countries (I’m based in Norway) through the Swedish shop Teknikmagasinet. I suspect it’s a white label from one of the main manufacturers. It’s a Class 4 card.
The card comes with an adapter for PC, and I have loaded the card with a selection of mp3-files through a card reader slot in my PC. So far so good, the files are transferred and readable from the device.
However, Clip+ does not seem to recognize the card completely (that’s the weird part). The “refreshing media” message stays on and the bar does not seem to move, or moves just a little bit.
After a long time either the battery dies out, or I am able to play one or two songs on the card only. That’s the really weird part, because it would be easier to understand if it just did not work at all, but as I said, on occasion, I am able to play one or two (literally one or two) songs, and these are the only songs (of about 8 GB loaded on to the 16 GB card) that the Clip+ finds.
So, some questions (1 and 2 are the most important ones to me):
Is the Zap Glider compatible with the Clip+? (if not I will have to ask the guys at the shop why they sell me Clip+ with an incompatible card).
If it is compatible, what could be the problem here, since the card reads just fine on any PC with a reader, but not the Clip+?
If the answer to 1) is “no”, then how come I am on occasion still able to play one or two songs but not more (and it seems to be random which songs)? (this doesn’t really help in anyway, just curious)
Thankful for any help/feedback on this.
P.S. The 8GB internal memory works fine, but the Clip+ seems to have a lower max volume than the Clip