04-13-2012 02:21 PM
Think of it this way . . . you got 3 years of enjoyment out of it and now you get the opportuniyt to get a more modern and advanced device. And if you get a Clip+ or Zip model they will also have a card slot so you can bump your available memory up by 32GB.
Plus, you don't have to go out and by a 4 gig thumb drive!
01-26-2018 05:31 AM - edited 01-26-2018 05:40 AM
I think the screen is theoretically replaceable, for vintage hackers... OLED is known for limited lifetime (hello iPhone X...).
I've had my Clip for around 6 years I think, and it finally went dim-screen on me last week. I turned it on (after not using it for around a month) and at first i thought: **bleep**, I forgot to charge it!. Then I noticed the screen is still barely legible in total darkness. Even with brightness to max (which I can edit in the rockbox config file if needed.)
Or you can use Rockbox Voice, and it will guide you through menus: https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/VoiceHowto
PS: maybe clip+ might have same screen piece as the original clip... guessing.
01-22-2019 01:08 PM
FWIW - Dimming work-around
My screen has given out, but before it did I made some notes of routine tasks and the button pushes to make them happen.
Yes, this is going to sound a little goofy, but it's practical. I normally wake up before dawn. While it was going dim I would wake up and do some menu work sometimes.
I found the blue ring-light on my Clip 2GB would stay dark as I pressed the buttons if the device was charging while I working with it.