04-18-2019 10:37 AM
I formatted my clip+ via Windows and of coarse like a fool that emptied every file in the the clip+. I downloaded the clip firmware
but every time I opened up the zip file titled clppa, it just opend another zip file titled clppa.bin. I thought it was supposed to open up some other type of files. Anyways, I put the [ latter] zip file into the clip+ with no results. I have the clip plugged in and
all it says on the screen "bootloader usb mode" and when I unplug it all it says is "file not found" and "plug into usb".
How do I get the normal files back into the Clip+ because that directory is non-existant Now. My bad.
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04-18-2019 12:52 PM - edited 04-18-2019 12:59 PM
Try pasting the “clppa.bin” file into the empty root directory of your Clip+ device. Then use the eject command in the Windws tool bar.
04-19-2019 12:00 PM - edited 04-19-2019 12:01 PM
First off, formatting the player will not erase the firmware, but it sounds like you might have Rockbox installed; do you? I believe formatting WILL delete Rockbox, except for the dual bootloader which is actually modified into the Sansa firmware when you install Rockbox.
This dual bootloader allows you to boot into either rockbox or Sansa (original) firmware via button presses. It will boot into rockbox by default. If this is what happened, your player is trying to boot into rockbox, but can't find the file (since it's be deleted). You will have to to boot into the Sansa 'side' (by holding the rewind button, if I recall correctly) during start-up, then plug to your computer . Then you will be able to copy the .bin file to the root directory & update (reapply) the firmware (minus the dual bootloader).
Once this is done, your player will be basically back to factory status. If you want Rockbox again, you will have to re-install it.