06-15-2015 04:36 AM
The 2000 song limit for the card, and the separation of the card memory from main memory is so annoying. I guess I am spoiled, since a Rockboxed Clip Zip is so great except for the battery life. If only I could have a player with the functionality of the Rockboxed Clip Zip, but with 50+ hours of battery life(even 30+ hours would be a great help). I realize it would need to a bit larger and heavier than the Clip Sport, although hopefully it could still be a clip on player. Ideally it could even have a magnesium alloy(or aluminum alloy) case and two card slots(I can dream). I realize such a player wouldn't be under $50, although if it could be $100 it would be great.
06-15-2015 10:55 AM
I don't know how you get such long battery life with Rockbox on the Clip Zip. I haven't timed exactly what I am getting, although it doesn't seem like much more than around 15 hours. I did notice getting a few extra hours of run time when playing 32kbps mono mp3 podcasts.
07-11-2015 11:29 AM
I just did a manual firmware download for my new Jam. The update seemed to work normally, but I am now unable to turn the Jam on. I tried to reset (holding the power/center button for 20 secods), but that's not helping. Thoughts?
07-11-2015 12:09 PM
(Hold on to your receipt! And if no help is successful or forthcoming, try a return and replacement with your retailer still within the return period . . . .)
A quick question: what firmware did you try to manually update your Jam with? Is there a firmware update for the Jam? (Maybe I just missed it.) If you used the Sport firmware update: does that firmware update also work with the Jam/has SanDisk actually documented that? "Mixing and matching" diferent players and firmwares can cause issues . . . .
07-13-2015 07:55 AM
Is the Jam still recognized by the computer? if so you can try reloading the Clip jam FW. It can be found at the link below.
07-14-2015 05:59 AM
It's recognized, but now it's identified as a Sport rather than a Jam. I've just downloaded the latest Jam FW, and I did the drag-and-drop installation. Unfortunately, the screen is showing no signs of life, so I can't tell if the update is doing its thing. I'll wait a while, and see if it wants to power on.
07-14-2015 06:05 AM
07-14-2015 10:50 AM
Congratulations! And I'm sure I've done worse (there was that time that I called PC tech. support because my laptop's keyboard wasn't functioning, and it turned out to be due to the inadvertent toggling on of an F key on the keyboard, which turned the keyboard off . . .).