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Old 10-23-2009, 02:09 AM
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Default My 3rd Sansa Clip + in a month... broke

Hello folks,

I don't know why.. but I've gone through 3 Sansa Clip + (4GB) in a month.. First one lasted for a little over 3 weeks. Exchanged it in for a new one and that one lasted 5 days so I exchanged it last Monday and here I am on a Thursday night.. broken Sansa clip +.

I've never dropped any of the Clips that I owned. It just stopped playing and turned itself off when I was listening to it.

This is really frustrating.. I'm going to exchange it 1 more time and if it happens again.. FML!

Anyone had similar experiences or explanations to why this would happen?! TIA!
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:28 AM
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Btw.. Tried holding the power button for 15seconds and tried charging it through the wall + cpu. No luck! Does not turn on (for all 3 of them!)
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:52 PM
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What kind of headphones are you using? (they might be overloading the chips)
Are you plugging them into a car head unit or home stereo system?
Have you tried using another computer to power them (your usb might be overloaded or going bad)?
Try another mini-usb cable like the one that came with the clip.
Do you sweat alot? (BTW I live in FL we know sweat)
Who are you buying these from and how long till they stop letting you return them?
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:50 PM
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My first 8GB went the same way after only a couple of days. That said, it was Phil Colins that finally croaked it!!!!

My existing 8GB began to lock up at one particular track. I've just reformatted and reloaded to see if it makes any difference. Sounds to me like teher is a problem somewhere...
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
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Hey, I thought it was only me who experienced this problem.

I bought a sansa Clip+ 4gb model. Used it for about an hour, then it randomly locked up, and I turned it off. NOTHING would bring it back to life. Ended up taking it back to Futureshop.

I used the stock earbuds, and Sony MDR v150's. It was not something as simple as the battery running out. Nothing would bring that little player back to life.

Weird, I thought this was an isolated incident, but it seems that this is not the case.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:37 AM
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What kind of headphones are you using? (they might be overloading the chips)
Are you plugging them into a car head unit or home stereo system?
Have you tried using another computer to power them (your usb might be overloaded or going bad)?
Try another mini-usb cable like the one that came with the clip.
Do you sweat alot? (BTW I live in FL we know sweat)
Who are you buying these from and how long till they stop letting you return them?
I only use Skullcandy's Ink'd.

Never plugged them into a car head unit or home stereo system.
I've tried wall chargers and different computers. It's a no go.
I've tried other cables.

On the other hand I do use it at the gym and sometimes I would get sweat on it.. BUT it has broke/randomly shutoff on me without me getting sweat on.. like just plain sitting down and listening to it..

And I'm purchasing them from best buy. It broke on me again so I decided to return it and use my old ipod nano

I really do like the clip because it's so small, light, and easy to use.
Any other mp3 players out there similar to this? I'm considering getting another 2nd gen ipod shuffle :/
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:29 AM
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wow! the failure rate of the clip+ is atrocious! the chances of FOUR clips dying on you in just a few days can only mean 1) the clip+ is using cheap/faulty components or 2) the batch in that store is faulty.

Both my fuze and clip are still going strong so might think twice before buying a clip+ now!
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:49 AM
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Actually, it's the experience that this one particular user had. Have not heard of other experiences like this.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:35 AM
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still rather odd that 3 clips break one after the other from one store. such experiences don't give the clip+ a good name.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:03 AM
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That just seems like really bad luck - perhaps a batch of defective Clips. Touch wood, I've had no issues with mine yet.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:00 PM
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Do you think working out & getting some sweat here and there on it had something to do with my Clip + turning off and not being able to turn on.

On another note.. A day or 2 later, 1 of my clips started working randomly..
Then 2 weeks later after playing it, it shut off again, a day later it worked again.. Sounds silly but it's like an overheating issue LOL.

I hope it is a defective batch that best buy was unfortunately had to come across. I think I'll be ordering a refurbished one or a new one on amazon.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:14 PM
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My Clip+ broke after a few weeks of use. I plugged it into my computer and an error message popped up telling me the device was overloading the USB port. I immediately unplugged it, and it never responded again.

I don't know anything about anything, but my hunch is it's a battery issue.

I havnt taken it back to the store yet. Hopefully the next one is more reliable.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:07 AM
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This morning I was working at my desk, and mine just stopped for no good reason, and would not turn on. Thought maybe the battery had died, so I plugged it into the computer, nothing. I was able to revive it by holding the power button, and when I turned it back on it came up in the same folder I had been listening in. Although all is working now, I'm now nervous that this inexplicable hiccup is a sign of things to come. Glad I bought an extended warranty! Anyone else here have a failure to the point where doing the reset procedure brought it back?
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:36 PM
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Yes. I had to use the reset once. I wouldn't worry about it unless you need to use the reset frequently. It is like a pc which may freeze and need to be rebooted. If it only happens rarely, it isn't so bad.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:29 PM
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Actually, it's the experience that this one particular user had. Have not heard of other experiences like this.
So why is it so common compared to the regular clip?
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:57 PM
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So much on forums is anecdotal, as vs. statistical.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:28 PM
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That's true, but where was all the anecdotal complaining about the original Clip?
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:20 AM
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Here's an anecdote: I've never had a single issue with my Clip+.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:51 AM
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That's true, but where was all the anecdotal complaining about the original Clip?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SanDisk...usic_Pitch_Bug
http://wapedia.mobi/en/SanDisk_Sansa#2.
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/boar...cending&page=1
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=40684
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:19 AM
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I suppose that if you shop at the same place, your units may be coming from the same stock of defective ones fabricated the same week. This can explain that sad serial failures story.

Is someone working on the Phil Collins issue? I intend to get his great 80' work someday...
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