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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-05-2010

Re: rockbox warning

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

Doesn't work for me.


Same here...the player is dead in the water. There seems to be nothing left to try.

 


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.

SanDisk User
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎11-03-2008

Re: rockbox warning

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

Doesn't work for me.


Same here...the player is dead in the water. There seems to be nothing left to try.

 


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.


myself included. You simply left it sitting for half a day?

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: rockbox warning

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

Doesn't work for me.


Same here...the player is dead in the water. There seems to be nothing left to try.

 


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.


myself included. You simply left it sitting for half a day?

 


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

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SanDisk User
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎11-03-2008

Re: rockbox warning

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

@Marvin_Martian wrote:

Try leaving it plugged in longer.....

Maybe there is some quirk of the V2 Clip I don't know about, but none of the 4 Sansas I have RB'd has ever bricked.


If you think you can resurrect my clip then I might just send it to you so you to try!

 

Hey MM,

 

I can send you my clip if you  think its possible to resurrect it! let me know!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: rockbox warning

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

 


@Chuck_W wrote:

 


@fdsafdsa wrote:

Doesn't work for me.


Same here...the player is dead in the water. There seems to be nothing left to try.

 


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.


myself included. You simply left it sitting for half a day?

 


You sound surprised, but I said on page 1 that the Clip sometimes does this Smiley Wink

 

 

 

SanDisk User
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎06-25-2009

Re: rockbox warning

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.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: rockbox warning

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).

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: rockbox warning

 


@wplj42 wrote:

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.


 

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.  

 

 

 


@wplj42 wrote:

 It still wouldn't recognize my AAC HE files. 


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.

 

 


@wplj42 wrote:

Rockbox needs to be easier (for me anyway) to be successful. It is more stubborn that Linux.


 

 Nonsense.  I use both pretty regularly.  The things you mention, playing files and changing themes are trivial.  And if for some reason you can't figure them out intuitively, the manual explains the steps quite clearly IMO.  



SanDisk User
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎06-25-2009

Re: rockbox warning

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.

SanDisk User
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎11-03-2008

Re: rockbox warning

hey everyone,

my clip is still dead after trying all the methods to revive it. is there on last sure fire method to make it work before it hits the trash bin?