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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

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.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

We're actually at about 30 hours battery life on the Zip with some of the latest patches. We might hit a little better than that eventually.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

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.

SanDisk User
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎03-14-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

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?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

(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 . . . .

SanDisk User
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎03-14-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

Egads!!  Color me embarassed.  I updated my Jam with the 1.22 firmware for the Sport.  <slinks away in shame>

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

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.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17411/ 

SanDisk User
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎03-14-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

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.

SanDisk User
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎03-14-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

Success!  My little green Jam just powered on, it's recognized as a Jam on my laptop.  Thanks, and , for the help!  (And for not publicly shaming me.  Smiley Very Happy )

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 released

Congratulations!     Smiley Happy     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 . . .).