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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: abderrahman on October 07, 2012, 06:44:24 PM

Title: Bricked RB'ed Sansa Clip v2 w/ no response to recovery
Post by: abderrahman on October 07, 2012, 06:44:24 PM
Hi all,

So almost two years ago I tried Rockbox on my Sansa e200... I liked it despite being a nightly build at the time
However, Clip v2 was officially supported (and e200) after that shortly... I had no problems with a nightly, so why would the official build be any trouble?

Installed RB on my little Clip v2 (vanilla, never RB'ed or anything) and all went smoothly up to the point when you have to reboot so that the modified ROM has to be flashed... but nothing! The device shut down and never powered again, just like that!!

Of course I searched Google and the whole internet for a solution, but I didn't have the heart to pry open my Clip... I just loved it! So I moved on and bought a Clip+ (which is if anything more awesome despite the horrible clip on its back that snaps easily)

Now I opened it, and followed the guide put by RB
The problem is that no matter what I do the device just won't fire up! Not before, not after I connected the two pins... the screen doesn't flash, absolutely nothing. And of course that means that there's no USB connectivity

A) Why did all of this happen in the first place? The firmware was never even flashed
B) How can I bring it back to life (at least how can I make it respond to the pins trick)?