I think I had this problem with my old Fuze, but for the life of me I can’t remember how it got fixed. My old Fuze died. 5 months after I bought it, the thing stoped being able to charge. After a big annoying hassle, I got the company to send me a new one. Mind you, this is the SECOND time I’ve had to replace the Fuze due to some internal problem that was not my fault, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to have an issue…AGAIN.
So I hope that you nice people can help me fix this problem so I don’t have to call up customer support again. Especially since it is the holiday season and I know they’re probably swamped already.
Here’s the problem: when I plug the charger cable into the USB port of my computer, the computer gives me an error message saying that the device is not recognized. Nor am I able to find it listed at all under My Computer. I have tried to reformat. I have tried switching the USB mode. I have also tried the soft reset (holding the power for 15-20 seconds). I have tried restarting my computer. I have even tried using a different computer, but the problem remains the same. The Sansa Updater is useless since my computer can’t see the device. All of my drivers are updated and working properly. The USB drive recognized other devices (IE: memory sticks) without any problems.
What else can I try?
Without being recongnized by the computer, the Fuze cannot even charge. When it is plugged in, it will show the charging icon for 2-3 seconds before it disappears. This will continue on and off several times a minute. The Fuze does have about a 70% charge that it came to me with.
I am really getting fed up with Sansa. If this problem doesn’t get fixed soon…or if I EVER have another issue with this thing I am going to get my money back and switch to a different company’s product. Somebody please help. I have never had such bad luck with electronics before
UPDATE: I have finally gotten the Fuze to be recognized by my gf’s computer so it can charge, but I still need to figure out why my computer doesn’t recognize the player. All my music is on my computer and with 20+ gig, it would be really hard to transfer to hers.
Message Edited by CirrusMoth on 12-25-2009 08:54 PM