01-02-2016 02:43 AM
hey, fellas, happy new year!
to make things short, i bought 2 sansa clip+ players: black and white ones. black is dead. white is in a coma -- semi-borked -- that i wish to breathe life into!
how i borked blacky:
how i semi-borked whitey:
can i revive these players without going to a technician? i bought them online knowing none of the stores here carries them. so, going to a technician only semi-crossed my mind. thanks.
01-04-2016 07:06 PM - edited 01-04-2016 07:07 PM
Your hope is to reinstall the firmware.
Download the firmware from the sticky at the top of the forum.
Unzip it on your computer where you can find it. (Desktop?)
Connect USB to computer.
Open Computer or My Computer (Windows Explorer)
Hold down the << button.
Connect the cord to the Clip while holding. Two drives, SANSA CLIP and Removable Disc, should show up in Windows Explorer.
Drag the firmware to the driveletter that says Sansa Clip. Disconnect and hope for the best.
01-07-2016 11:13 PM
out of 3 mobile technicians, none of them knows how to fix the black version.
i'm currently using the white version lightly. for now, it's usable by squinting my eyes and hoping for the best. i'm not touching the firmware yet in hopes it'll last longer. that being said, thanks for the tutorial, black-rectangle, i'll look into it when the screen screws itself again.
01-09-2016 01:17 PM
Nobody fixes these. They are not worth the labor costs.
You could still try sending the firmware over to the black one as long as you can connect to it.Couldn't hurt since it's RIP anyway.
A firmware update can't hurt the other one either. But if you want to suffer...
Note in my instructions above--you send over the unzipped firmware, not the .zip file.