12-14-2008 05:51 PM
AFAIK, the simple answer to the last question is you don't have to "safely disconnect" in MTP mode (how would you...go to the Control Panel...?), but out of habit I do when in MSC mode (it could be in the process of writing to the Clip's drive). But since the Clip is solid-state, my sense is the worst that happens is you reformat the Clip and put your music back on it.
12-14-2008 07:11 PM
I leave the USB cable attached to the computer, and just plug the other end of it into the Clip.....seems to work fine
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
12-14-2008 08:23 PM
I work for Sears and until recently we didn't have Clips at my store or I would have bought mine there instead of at Office Depot. Two things could be happening, a distributor had a bunch and and sold them to Sears or Sears bought them last year and lost them in the warehouse. Either way, if you have problems, send it back to Sansa.
12-15-2008 09:04 AM
Well, that REALLY sounds like a defective unit. If you search in the forums, you will realize that this battery 'leakage' was not uncommon in the first units to come to the market (FYI, my Clip can stand turned off for a couple of weeks without losing charge). Sears or Sansa should replace your unit.