01-14-2012 10:42 PM
After reading a variety of posts, I did my own take. I eventually decided I should not glue anything to the Unit, so I used some industrial velcro tape that I cut to the exact size of the back of the Sansa Clip Unit. One "half" of that velcro tape was attached to the back of my Clip; and the other "half" of the velcro tape was attached to an office supply clip I bought at the Dollar Store that is about the same size as the Sansa Clip Unit and has a flat, plastic surface. Anyway, it is a tad bulkier than the original Sansa Clip, but it does the trick. (Full Disclosure: The Velcro was actually my wife's idea -- I just wanted to use glue, but she wisely said, "what if THAT clip breaks and its glued to your thinga-ma-jig?" -- & lo and behold, it eventually did; but with the velcro, I just popped on another clip from the bag of 10 I had).
03-11-2012 08:11 AM
Something similar worked great for me, an idea from some genius in another forum: In stationery department or 99c store, buy a clear plastic ID/name tag holder that clips on with a metal clip. Remove the metal clip (the plastic pulls right out), rough up the metal surface with an emery board; ditto the area of the Sansa Clip+ where you will position it. Put several tiny drops of instant krazy glue on Sansa, hold15 seconds, then leave it for a couple of hours. This is bulkier than the original clip, but works fine. Bonus: one side of the new metal clip has a hole at the top, for the alternative of wearing the name badge on a string around your neck. I used a long black shoelace. This has some advantages for me beyond the belt-and-suspenders potential.
07-20-2013 07:09 PM
Went to Dollat Tree today looking for some of the suggested items. Found a 'Universal Swivel Clip for Nokia 5100/6100.
It's heavy duty and quite substantial feeling. The little U thing that I think has something to do with the swivel is slightly narrower than the Sansa. I super glued the U thing and the Sansa fit on it perfectly with no filing off any plastic parts. Due to nature of DT, I'm heading back tomorrow for some more (Got 4 sansa's that have the potential of the clips breaking in the future!)
11-30-2013 05:52 PM - edited 11-30-2013 05:56 PM
after 1 year, mine broke also. I had a small binder clip hanging around, and I duct taped one of the metal prongs to the back of the sansa clip. Looks like crap, but it works! thanks for all the great suggestions in the previous posts!
09-21-2019 10:01 AM
I realize this post is OLD, but my clip just broke this week. GRRR...
I came across my son's tie clip for work and realized it would work perfect. I clipped off the hard plastic off the back of my sandisk , took a rat tail from my husbands toolbox and sanded it down flat on the back.
Used some superglue to glue the tie clip to the san disk. Works great!!!