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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: mk613 on May 01, 2019, 01:21:57 AM

Title: sansa clip zip not working properly
Post by: mk613 on May 01, 2019, 01:21:57 AM
i put on rckbx sometime ago on my sansa clip zip, a few months ago i lent it to a friend to copy some files, i think he copied pictures, i got my mp3 back and now the internal memory seems frozen, if i delete or even format, when i turn it back on everything comes back. other problems all seem to be a variation of that e.g. cant change settings, cant add files onto internal memory,doesn't save song from where i left off etc.
can anyone pls help, will be much appreciated.
Title: Re: sansa clip zip not working properly
Post by: johnb on May 01, 2019, 03:04:38 AM
Those are symptoms of the internal flash dying respectively becoming read-only.
There are many reports on this in the forum. Once you are in that state, it's usually too late.

To avoid this on a still functional device, see ("Boot from SDcard"): http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,51844.0.html
Title: Re: sansa clip zip not working properly
Post by: codyteam on May 01, 2019, 10:49:44 AM
Yea,Your clip zip's flash seems to have gone out. That is mostly why I would recommend to buy an SD card and just put music and other stuff on there instead and leave the internal memory only for rockbox updates and stuff.