04-19-2019 04:53 PM - edited 04-19-2019 04:55 PM
I can confirm this. Just replaced a dead battery in my 6 years old unused Sansa Clip+ and immediately updated its firmware to 01.02.18.
Constant crashing and restarting issue, regardless of whether playing the FLAC files from internal or external storage. Tested the FLAC files for corruption and they're all fine.
I thought the Clip+ is having hardware problem and dying.. Really? Never had any of my devices 'broken' just by leaving it like that for years..
HOWEVER, ALL THE ISSUES ARE GONE AFTER REFLASHING OLD FIRMWARE VERSION 01.02.16..!!!
Don't throw your Sansa Clip+ yet, they've released a buggy firmware before ceasing development..!!!