03-07-2010 02:05 AM
Perform a soft reset by holding the power button up for 15-20 seconds. If that doesn't work, then try reinstalling the firmware. Something may have gotten corrupted when it was updated.
03-09-2010 05:28 AM
My firmware works great.. v01,02,31A works great battery drain is fine.. it's good on batteries. I have no issues trying to skip to the next track.. I suggest doing a clean install format shut down devise hold on off button up for at least 20 secs then let it reboot.. Install the new firmware... Unplug add questions asked of you.. then install your music. Enjoy your furze! George I have 3 v1's I can't speak for v2's..... I love this unit and the helpful people at Sandisk.. They always go over board to help all of us out! Thank you SanDisk Team!! Good Job Well done!!
*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
03-16-2010 10:18 AM
I just got a Sansa Fuze with the installed Firmware v02.02.26P. Do I have to worry about that "P" when I make a firmware update? Can I save the installed firmware with that P from the Sansa Fuze in case anything goes wrong with the update?
By the way, all the different versions of firmwares I have downloaded look alike, have the same name and size. Only the carrying zip-files have different names! Is that correct?
Thanks to anyone who helps,
03-17-2010 10:26 AM
Thanks for the info. When I first started the Fuze I really tried to avoid Europe, even though someone from SanDisk support mentioned to me that the reduced volume function was applied only to firmware versions after .26. But at the time of the initial setting procedure I didn't know which firmware was on that player.
I have version .31 firmware downloaded from this location here, but I will wait with the update until problems show up and because I don't know what improvements v.31 would provide. My only problem right now are a few weak MP3-voice files (audiobook) with very few peaks that prevent further amplifying without distortion. A firmware update probably would not help here.
03-19-2010 10:47 PM
The firmware descriptor is automatically appended to the end of the listing, showing the selected region. The firmware is the same build for all regions.
I just had a thought. Download mp3gain and normalize the gain of those quiet audiobooks, and you're good to go!
03-20-2010 03:44 AM
@ neutron bob
Thanks for looking into my type of problem! So "firmware descriptor" is the key word to look for!
As far as my audio files are concerned, I already came across Version 1.3.4 Beta of MP3Gain on some download site of a computer magazine, but there under supported operating systems it listed only Win 98, Win NT 4.0, Win 2000 and Win Me. So I am trying Audacity 1.3.11-beta right now and specifically the amplifying option available in the effects menu where Audacity automatically calculates the maximum amount you could amplify the selected audio file without causing clipping. It lets you even mark the option to amplify above dB 0,0, but I wonder whether this would be good for the Fuze and especially my ears. I think if I just could cut away or reduce those few peaks then the main part of my audio files could be amplified without clipping. Since I am not a great expert in working with audio files, it might take me some time though.
03-27-2010 03:35 AM
Sansa Fuze is great, but I think the reason why occasionally it blacks out and won't turn on unless you hold the power on button for half a minute is because of a backlight duration setting related firmware bug. I've set the backlight duration to 5 seconds for better power saving while playing a song, then when the backlight turned off that time the song kept playing for a couple of seconds and then Fuze just shut off on its own and I had to hold the power on button for 30 seconds (which resets the backlight setting) to be able to turn it back on. I'm not 100% sure that it was caused by changing the backlight duration and I'm sort of scared to experiment with it because I fear I could screw up my Sansa Fuze.
Does anyone else experience the Sansa Fuze blackout after setting the blacklight duration to 5 seconds? Also does anyone keep it at 5 seconds without any ill-effects?