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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: Vince_TB on September 06, 2011, 12:30:59 PM

Title: On Clip+ Can't uninstall, can't use!
Post by: Vince_TB on September 06, 2011, 12:30:59 PM
Hi, So installed Rockbox on my Sansa Clip+ and everything was working fine untill i insert my microSD card.

After I plugged the clip to my computer the OF usb screen became misaligned.

Unplugged/plugged the clip. Now it looks like rockbox firmware but all the screen is scrambled and pixelated. i does that plugged or unplugged.

I uninstalled Rockbox, still the scrambled screen.

Re-installed  rockbox, no changes on the scrambled screen.

Tried to volume down + power reset, no changes.

Tried eject/insert the MicroSD card, no changes.

Help  please! 
Title: Re: On Clip+ Can't uninstall, can't use!
Post by: JdGordon on September 07, 2011, 01:26:26 AM
take a photo of the screen, certainly sounds like you've knocked the screen loose
Title: Re: On Clip+ Can't uninstall, can't use!
Post by: adiq on November 16, 2011, 12:41:05 PM
I have the same issue  >:(
I just was going through menus and some weird icons started to show up. With every next push of button screen was becoming more messed and ended being black. I was still able to listen to music but without screen.
When i installed original firmware all i can see is pixelated something. Please provide some instructions to repair this, because i have my player only 2 days!  :'(
Title: Re: On Clip+ Can't uninstall, can't use!
Post by: sputz on February 06, 2012, 03:56:49 AM
Did you end up being able to fix this?

My player has recently suffered the same fate and I've tried a few different options to no avail.
Title: Re: On Clip+ Can't uninstall, can't use!
Post by: adiq on February 06, 2012, 04:34:38 AM
I was "lucky", that it happened to me 1 day after buying. I just switched player in shop for working one. Sadly i couldn't find possible cause or fix.
It looks like it is just hardware error, not Rockbox related, but.. maybe Rockbox took part in making it? I dont know...
Title: Re: On Clip+ Can't uninstall, can't use!
Post by: sputz on February 14, 2012, 08:13:37 PM
Hmmm, well I tried all the various options I saw: holding every conceivable button combination, reinstalling the newest firmware, reinstalling an older firmware, formatting the player (from within my OS and the player), yelling and swearing at it, charging to full and letting it drain completely and a few other methods.

Ultimately none of the above proved a long term solution as the screen became scrambled and pixelated within a minute or two. Finally I stumbled across another forum which suggested opening up the player then putting it back together, so left with no other option I tried. Surprisingly enough it actually worked, the screen went back to normal and everything worked fine... until I turned it off. Since then it hasn't turned back on no matter what method I try. My OS doesn't recognise when it's plugged in either.

I've tried taking it apart again and inspecting any loose connection, but I can't notice anything out of place

Unfortunately mine was purchased 2nd hand, so looks as if I'm out of options unless someone has a random suggestion that may provide life again.