07-18-2019 06:37 PM
My Sandisk Clip Jam mp3 player suddenly at saturday evening refused to boot up and give no sign of life either when i connect it to charger or to a pc .Not even when i tried to reset it following the procedure here
(Resetting a Clip Jam
Absolutely nothing .
i tried again the same (connect to charger and feft it for an hour, power on ,connect to pc and reset it) making sure i used the sandisk authentic usb cable that came with the mp3 player .
Once again absolutely nothing.
And out of the blue the Clip Jam mp3 player went on meaning the pc saw it .
I left it for quite a while to charge . But it was nt charging .
Nevertheless you could see the mp3's directory and things certainly were getting better.
I tried to connect it to charger through sandisk authentic usb cable it went on but still no charging and the screen show something like "no power" after i disconnect it.
And then i tried the same but this time i added the simple usb extend cable between the first time the responce was the same "no power" , i repeated the same procedure disconnecting it and connecting it very quickly and
it started charging .
I left it to fully charge and im using it since tuesday afternoon with no further problems.
After that incident repeated many times (7-8 in a couple of days) i decided to upgrade to the latest firmware to see if it will fix it too .
And indeed after installing the latest firmware( upgrade.hex file ) everything was fixed for a couple of months , the stuck came back again but with the same procedure installing the latest firmware( by putting upgrade.hex file at mp3 player main folder) fixed it again.
Well the two issues may be connected or may be not connected for my Clip Jam "sudden death" incident.
i keep buying Sandisk mp3 players (if only they werent so sensitive/touchy they would be almost perfect at least for me/my needs).