11-06-2010 07:43 AM
Hmm now it works. I let it rest for half a day and I could finally turn it on. It said low battery and turned off and finally I could charge it with the USB. Why I don't understand what happened is because before all this happened the battery was indicated to be full.
And finally Rockbox is working as well. I love the wide range of sound setting options.
Hope you'll get lucky too.
11-06-2010 07:50 AM
myself included. You simply left it sitting for half a day?
11-06-2010 09:03 AM
I had a Sony player that I thought I had bricked, and the same kind of thing happened....I tried plugging it in one last time before I was going to send it back, two days later, and about 15 minutes later, I saw it light up out of the corner of my eye, and the battery was almost dead. Left it to charge the rest of the way, and it was fine after that. So maybe that will be the answer for you too.
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
11-07-2010 11:53 AM
I can send you my clip if you think its possible to resurrect it! let me know!
11-07-2010 02:23 PM
You sound surprised, but I said on page 1 that the Clip sometimes does this
11-08-2010 08:53 AM
I tried Rockbox again, and it remained difficult to deal with. I added a Readability theme, and couldn't locate it. Sometimes it would tell me to reboot. At least once, it rebooted back to the Sansa look. It still wouldn't recognize my AAC HE files. Fortunately, it is not difficult to restore the Sansa firmware. I don't want to read through a manual, and ask questions on a forum, just to get the thing to work. So I've returned my library to MP3, and my Clip+ is fine. Rockbox needs to be easier (for me anyway) to be successful. It is more stubborn that Linux.
11-08-2010 10:53 AM
With all due respect, it takes less than an hour to read/skim through the Rockbox manual. Perhaps less than the time you may have spent fiddling with the software. In my humble opinion, a good investment.
Also, in my experience with Rockbox on a different player, it worked "right out of the box" (and no manual-reading required).
11-08-2010 12:12 PM
You need to reboot to enable some features, just do so when prompted. You'll reboot into the Sandisk firmware if you plugin in the USB cable so that you can use USB. This is exepected. Really, take a look at the getting started section, its only a few hundred words and it would help you immensely here.
Rockbox doesn't "recongize" AAC-He files, it just plays them. If you have AAC-HE files, just put them on the player, select one and then play it. Simple at that.
11-08-2010 04:30 PM
My eyesight is bad. Trying to read the PDF manual is miserable at best. Trying to see the screen on Rockbox is next to impossible. So before saying "nonsense" and "trivial," let me send you my eyes, and you may give it a go. The ACC HE files did not appear. I was told the player was empty. Then I rebooted, and the files were there, but still would not play. It was an awkward experience, as Rockbox didn't always do the same thing twice. For those of you who might be able to read the manual, in say an hour, it would take me two or three, as I would have to employ computer speech in addition to the terribly light text. Since all I wanted out of Rockbox was AAC HE compatibility, and that didn't want to work, I did the next best thing. My iTunes library is now MP3, and my Clip+ is using the Sansa firmware, which is pretty hard to see, but I get by.