I bought one of the 8GB fuze about 3 months ago and have had nothing but smooth sailing till last week.
i have been running the 01.02.28 firmware in MSC mode as my library is all vorbis and I use a pair of cans, however i added some FLAC files to the device early last week and then after a couple of charges (via my win XP box USB) the player started misbehaving. though as it was fine and played back all the FLAC perfectly I’m not totally sure that is the issue
Upon plugging in the player the normal connect screen came up, then it changed to switching between read\write for a couple of minutes, then finally it gave the 90MB Music DB error. in “My Computer” at the same time the drives appeared as corrupted, then almost instantly they disappeared and windows threw up a message saying the USB device has malfunctioned.
the player now starts showing the music DB error, it can be forced to go to the refresh media screen where it locks up by using “hold” and << and when plugging it into the PC nothing can be done as it says the device has malfunctioned. using the hard reset also appears to do nothing
I have also tried the device on my mac to no avail, as well as using friends cable/player and have verified that my cable works and that another working one does not fix the issue.
the only way I can now think to salvage the device short of sending it back for a replacement is disassembly and adding a JTAG to the board, however as it reasonably new it’ll be sent back unless anyone has a bright suggestion for something i haven’t tried?