Before I toss my Sansa in the trash, this will be the last place I ask, so...is my Fuze dead?

Details: Sansa Fuze 8GB black v2, purchased maybe 2 years ago or so.

What is happening? It keeps turning off, then back on, then off, then on, then off, then on. I’ve updated firmware, I’ve formatted, I’ve went with old firmware and newer firmware, I got lucky (where it stayed on for about 15 seconds) and was able to quickly reset it via the Fuze itself. Nothing! It turns on, and off, and on, and off, and on, and off.

When I plug it into my computer it stays on…most of the time. Occasionally it will just shut off, but it usually does a good job of staying connected for a good 5 to 10 minutes before refreshing itself.

I think the battery is just dead, I mean it says it’s fully charged but when I take it out and browse it for the 10 seconds I have (before it shuts off), my battery reads as half-full.

So trash it?

It may just be breaking down mechanically.  Perhaps some connection inside has gotten knocked loose.

If it’s just a matter of getting the battery charged, you could experiment with a new cord–under $5 for a generic from Amazon–but it might be throwing good money after bad. Things do wear out.

I think it’s

Time for a new one. :cry:

Shame the Fuze+ sucks according to many online reviews, wish I could find an original fuze :frowning:

@brad89z wrote:

Shame the Fuze+ sucks according to many online reviews, wish I could find an original fuze :frowning:

There are some of the original Fuzes around. I’m sure you can find one if you poke around a bit. May be used or a re-furb, but you might get lucky and find a new one too.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Sandisk-Sansa-Fuze-8GB-MP3-Video-Player-1-9-LCD-BLACK-/310403658636?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D4453135218182166554%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D310403658636%26#ht_1234wt_1139

That Ebay listing is insanely overpriced.

Perhaps a Clip Zip would be better for your needs? Or, if you don’t mind a touchpad, I would get a Fuze+ and replace the firmware with Rockbox. Most of this thing’s worst problems are with the lousy firmware, so using Rockbox instead would make this thing much more usable than the original firmware.

Otherwise, good luck with a used device or another brand.