My sansa clip zip 8GB works/worked fine, as long as I don’t insert a microSD. I tried it with two different ones, the first one was a sandisk 8GB (probably class 4, can’t remember. An older one), the second one that I have here is a kingston 16GB class 4.
When I insert a microSD, it refreshes but doesn’t start again and won’t react to the start button. I managed to reset it (or force it to MSC mode, like in the support pages) with the microSD card not inserted.
I did the firmware update just now, inserted the microSD card again, same problem but now it won’t even reset ( microSD not inserted any more!) and it doesn’t get recognised by the PC (not with windows 7 and not with linux mint).
There is a unknown device showing up in my device manager with a “!”, but it won’t find a driver via the internet nor on my PC (I guess, the firmware update is NOT the driver? When I search for a driver on the support pages, it just tells me about the firmware update.) -> turned out to be something else, not related to the clip zip
What else can I do? I don’t necessarily need the microSD, I just want to make the player itself work again.