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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: DoctorStoppage on October 07, 2017, 12:13:49 PM

Title: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: DoctorStoppage on October 07, 2017, 12:13:49 PM
Hello everyone, I have a Sansa Clip+ MP3 player with Rockbox installed on it.

Everything was going great until recently it appears to not have the ability to connect to the PC anymore. When I connect the USB to the player and then to the PC the images on the MP3 player will freeze and then nothing will  be detected on the PC either. The MP3 player also began skipping and doing other odd problems.

I am trying to reformat the player so that I can use it again, but I have no idea how. Since I can't connect it to a PC I need to reformat it straight through the device.

Does anyone know if it is possible to reformat directly through the Rockbox player or what I can do to get my MP3 player working again?

Thank you.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: DoctorStoppage on October 07, 2017, 12:18:37 PM
"Error accessing playlist control file (-4)"

This is the message it gives me when trying to play a song.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: saratoga on October 07, 2017, 01:12:57 PM
You can try the bootloader usb mode (hold center while booting) or the Sandisk USB mode (hold left) if your rockbox install is too broken to mount in USB mode.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: DoctorStoppage on October 07, 2017, 02:07:30 PM
I have tried both of the methods you suggest but it will still not mount, is my MP3 player done for?
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: gomezz on October 07, 2017, 04:44:59 PM
Have you tried a soft reset by pressing and holding the power button for 15/20 seconds?
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: DoctorStoppage on October 08, 2017, 12:46:57 AM
Just tried that as well, no dice.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: gomezz on October 08, 2017, 06:18:56 AM
You could try booting up into the native firmware

https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SansaFAQ#How_do_I_start_the_original_SanDisk_firmware_63
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: DoctorStoppage on October 08, 2017, 11:43:06 AM
When I do that it gets stuck on the loading screen showing what looks like a flower.

Still will not mount also.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: saratoga on October 08, 2017, 02:36:33 PM
I would also try a different PC.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: Bilgus on October 08, 2017, 08:09:19 PM
you aren't going to want to hear this but I bet your flash has gone bad and once you format it it'll be done for good
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: DoctorStoppage on October 08, 2017, 08:34:08 PM
Ah well, thanks for the help guys.
Title: Re: How to Format Rockbox Without Connecting to PC ? (Sansa Clip+)
Post by: Bilgus on October 09, 2017, 02:42:16 PM
If you have access to a pc with linux or can download a live cd I think I might have a way to fix your player