11-19-2019 12:16 PM - edited 11-19-2019 12:17 PM
I've had my lovely Clip+ for quite a few years, but it still worked great, no problems whatsoever (apart from smaller battery life, as it happens).
Yesterday, I tried to turn it on but nothing happens.
I've since tried the following, to no avail:
1) Pressed power button for more than 30 seconds.
2) Pressed power button + select button for more than 30 seconds.
3) Plugged it into charger - nothing happens, not even after a while.
4) All of the above with the SD Card removed.
When I plugged it into my PC, the screen doesn't light up BUT I get a Windows message saying "You need to format the disk in drive H: before you can use it." It also shows up in File Explorer as a "USB Disk".
Out of desperation, I also tried choosing the option to format it, but Windows says something along the lines of it being a read-only disk.
The above happens no matter whether there's an SD Card in the Clip+ or not.
I know it looks bad, but is there anything else I could try? I love the tiny size and handy screen of this device and don't want to part with it just yet - everything else out there is too large and/or doesn't take Rockbox.
11-21-2019 10:29 AM
Do you have Rockbox installed on this player? If so, try booting into the Sandisk firmware & see if that makes a difference. It's been a while, but if I remember correctly, you hold the rewind button while turning it on until the Sandisk firmware comes up.
11-21-2019 01:32 PM
I do, and I just tried. No luck, screen won't show anything. No indication of any activity...
Thanks for trying. I guess I'll have to come to terms with not being able to revive what was the best mp3 player ever.