i have a very similar problem. at first i thought my buttons were locking up but thats not the case… in addition the player will frequently just pause at a certain time time stamp but will still indicate that the song is still playing with a green arrow, ut the time scrolll does not progress. if i manage to be able to skip forward to another song it will immediately go to the sme time the previous song stopped at. SOmetimes my player will start just fine when i power it up and play the song where i left off, but if i try to navigate to another song it will just freeze up like i said at the beginning. this is very frustrating b/c i have had my player for about 5 motnhs, and i do not use it frequently… only once eery few days. such a little used product should not be failing on me so soon.