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Old 11-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Orwhaleca Orwhaleca is offline
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I have a 2GB Blue Sansa Clip with firmware version 01.01.29A. I use Ubuntu Linux to sync songs, and it has worked quite well. Until now. After upgrading the firmware from 01.01.20 i began experiencing problems. Among them were refreshing the database at every startup, an inability to add songs to the GoList and save ratings, and now, the player has made itself read-only, so i can't add/remove songs or up/downgrade the firmware. I have a new one on the way, but i would like to fix the old one. Any help wold be appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:25 PM
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You might try a system reset: holding the on switch uppermost for 15-20 seconds. Reapplying the firmware also can fix issues. And then, a Clip reformat can fix matters as well (but it will erase the content on the Clip).
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:18 PM
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the player will still play music, but i can't add new songs. is it possible to reapply the firmware from the player itself? i tried putting the .bin file into the root folder, yielding a message stating that it cannot be copied because the drive is read-only.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:32 PM
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Even if it's read-only, you still should be able to format. (this will remove your songs so backup)

0)put in msc mode
1) from the clip, go to settings and find format. it might be in a submenu. choose internal, if it asks. if this doesn't work...
2)open gparted or similar partition editor. (run command "gparted" in ubuntu). find your clip, delete partitions, make a new fat32 partition.
3)now you root dir will be empty, if you used the second option. you have to recreate MUSIC, RECORD, etc folders. but it should be read/write. put the .bin in the root dir and reboot.
hope this helps!
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:36 PM
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Or possibly reformat under the Clip's settings itself?
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