I just barely purchased my 8gb sansa fuze, received in the mail the 23rd. Obviously the first thing I did was hook it up to the computer to start charging/adding music. Hours later I unplugged it, checked the “info” under system settings and it said the battery was at 100%. The next morning about to head to work, It wouldnt turn on. I plug it in the computer and it read that it was completely dead. All through the night I did have a microSD 8gb chip in the Fuze. Not thinking much of it, I just let it charge back while at work. Once it was finished charging, I shut it off. Hours later when I wanted to use it, I turn it on to see that its at 70% or so. After trying to find out some info on forums and whatnot, the closest thing I found was that the microSD chips supposedly drain power (although I doubt it should when the fuze is off…). So I decided to give it a test anway; I pull the chip out, recharge the fuze, shut it down. Turned on a few hours later and it said 84% power. I shut it back off, the next morning it read 21%. About an hour later i re-check it and it read 17%. And this is with the microSD chip out of the fuze.
After some further reading, I realized I havent upgraded the firmware yet. Once I did that, the fuze is still draining battery while being shut down.
So this is where I am currently at. Not sure if I am missing something here, but I am pretty sure batteries in electronics shouldnt be draining while not in use, at least as much as mine is anyway /sigh.
Thanks guys for the help!