07-02-2015 10:24 PM - edited 07-02-2015 10:28 PM
Dude, I have the EXACT same issue: "M200Plus", RAW, chkdsk won't work, format doesn't complete, etc. Sometimes it will come on briefly, the flower logo shows up then nothing. Before this i got the error message not enough space & to format it, so i removed the SD card and the message went away but the device is still inoperable. Disk management says it's 31 MB (was 8 GB).
I've tried everything i can think of short of taking it apart - it still has a charge so I want to tinker with it more. Did you find Saratoga?
07-03-2015 09:35 AM - edited 07-03-2015 09:45 AM
I got distracted and haven't gone on a Saratoga hunt yet, sorry. I do take some small comfort, though, that I'm not the only one having this issue! It gives me hope that maybe it's come up before...and that there might be a solution out there, somewhere.
 Okay, I found him over in the Rockbox Forum, and have sent him a PM. I'll keep you advised!
07-05-2015 07:47 PM
Well, here's what "Saratoga" had to offer:
Try asking in the forums (or maybe on IRC too). A lot of people have fixed players that are broken in the sandisk firmware, but I've never done it myself. From previous threads, its fairly complex and not always possible so I'm not the best person to help you.
07-06-2015 05:29 AM - edited 07-06-2015 05:30 AM
That is unfortunate. Even if it can be fixed, is it worth all the bother? Opening the player, fixing it, then closing the player properly without breaking something in the process is not easy. These players weren't meant to be repairable. Unfortunately the Clip Sport and Clip Jam are not versatile as the Clip+ and Clip Zip, as the Clip+ and Clip Zip are Rockboxable, and capable of having a huge number of songs in a single database when using Rockbox, and a large capacity SDXC card formatted as FAT32. The Clip sport and Clip Jam are limited to 2,000 songs for the internal memory database, and 2,000 songs for the external card database. These are kept separate. on the plus side though, the Clip sport has 25 hours of battery life listed, vs 15 hours for the Clip+ and Clip Zip. Many people have under 2,000 songs they want on a player though, so for them the limitations of the Clip Sport and Clip Jam won't be an issue.
07-09-2015 12:49 PM
Well, I thought I might be able to follow this unbricking tutorial on the Rockbox forum, but I completely borked my friends Clip+ when TWO of the three battery wires broke off -- at the battery end.
07-13-2015 12:33 AM - edited 07-13-2015 12:51 AM
Hey man thanks for the follow up, I appreciate it. I've been distracted with other stuff too but still wondering if this is worth the effort. It may be several weeks before I check out that link you left for unbricking Clip+. i was curious tho I definitely do NOT have soldering skills... I might just leave it alone for another month and see what happens. It only stopped working a month ago, I've had it since 2009!.
I've been looking into getting another Clip+ , I can't decide between that or the Jam. I might even get another Fuze the only problem being it's not pocket sized. In my experience newer isn't always better. The Jam's gotten mixed reviews from what I've read and honestly, it doesn't look like it's built as sturdily as the Clip+; that thing went through the washing machine years ago and worked perfectly afterwards. I think one of the few things going for the Jam is the battery life but that's about it.... :/
07-13-2015 11:26 AM
Clip+, Clip+, Clip+! From a functionality perspective, the advantage of the Jam is the battery capacity. Apart from that, though, the Clip+ has uncrippled capabilities, including much better file capability.