My Clip Zip is a 4GB and I have an 8GB microSD card in it. I used it for a few months with 3 folders of songs in the Music folder on the card. I added the songs while the CZ was connected to my Mac by USB cable. The USB mode is set to MSC in the Settings. The songs were added simply using the Finder to create a new folder inside Music and dragging the songs into the folder from the Mac directory. iTunes was not used.
That worked fine, for a while.
This week I made 4 new folders and added songs the same way. Now the CZ comes one, begins refreshing media, then shuts down. I have to hold the power key down for 20 secs, then press once to get it to come on again, but the same thing happens.
If I connect it to the computer it comes on and I can then see what is on the card - which is everything I expected to see.
So, I took out the card, backed up the music files to the Mac HD with the card in a card reader. Then I reformatted the card FAT using Disk Utility on teh Mac. With the now fresh card in teh CZ slot it does start up all the way. So I tried making the folders again and copying the songs back into them. I now have the same problem as before - the CZ shuts doo=wn during media refresh and has to be reset.
2.) Is there another way to put songs onto the card from a Mac that is fool proof?
3.) Can the card be formatted by the CZ? It seems like that might help, but the option did not apprear when I put in the empty card, as I said above. How to do it?