06-23-2011 07:09 PM
So I was in the backseat of the car, listening to the music, when all of a sudden, it just DIED. I thought perhaps the battery had died (although this was unlikely as the power was 80+ percent). When I got home, I plugged it into the computer to charge.
I tried turning it on, holding the buttons down, attempting to get some sign that it might still work, but nothing has happened.
There wasn't anything I was doing that would have caused it to give outm like this.
Please help! I'd like to know why it died and if I can fix it!
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06-23-2011 07:35 PM
This scenario and question is asked several times a week . . .
Reset it. If you have a Clip (original) hold the sliding power switch on the side in the uppermost position for 20-30 seconds. Don't guess; count it out (one mississippi, two mississippi, etc.), or use a clock.
With the Clip+ press and hold the power button for the same amount of time. It should now start up and run normally.
08-03-2019 07:42 PM
Thank you for that information, Tapeworm. Duely noted and kudos to you, kind Sir!
I'm hoping that cleared the glitches I've been having after not using my Clip+ for about a year, which I posted about elsewhere.
03-26-2020 04:41 PM
2020-3-26: Mine is at least 10 years old now, and I thought I had lost everything when it began to just sit there and wouldn't power on. I should have known something was wrong when I didn't hear the tell-tale "jingle" when I plugged it into the desktop USB. Then I thought, as I almost always do, "Hang on a tick. Let's go to the INTERNET!", and by gum here was this forum. I held the little button down and did my Mississippis, and guess what? IT CAME BACK. Nothing happened when I let the button up after the 30 or so seconds, but when I pressed it AGAIN, the little blue "sansa" message appeared.
Thanks to all of you guys for saving the day, and indeed my week, in this time of plague.