I’m quite new here and I’ve crawled through as many threads as I could to see if anyone had any similar issues with Sansa FuZe.
I own a FuZe 8gb with a 16gb SDcard in, and resently I’ve been having ton of issues with it, basically all revolving the battery.
Seems like it won’t recharge. The short story is that when I connect it to my computer (running Ubuntu 8.10), and I don’t sync it in any way with a mediaplayer or anything. I only use it as a removable storage to add and remove music. It’s running FW rev 01.01.22.
When I connect it to the computer the device gives the following messages: Connected (in this state it charges from bottom to top), then Reading (still it’s charging, but now it is hugging the top), and then Connected again (still hugging the top with rechargin icon, until the next thing happens): at this point my computer recognizes the device and asks for an action. I just click these away as I don’t need to do anything but charge the device. Once I do this it stops charging, and when I unplug the device from my 'puter, I get to listen to it for about 30 seconds before it just shuts down pronto. It kinda “shortcircuits”, and then I can’t turn it on anymore. The device is in MSC mode for USB connection.
So far I’ve tried the following:
Connecting with USB and told my system to do nothing.
Connecting the USB via a box-thingy that can connect to a power outlet. When I do this it simply goes through the refreshing bit and keeps the device on without recharging, showing my batterymeter as empty. Upon unplugging from this thing it abruptly shuts down without any notice (just as when I get to listen to it).
Currently I’m copying all my music from the device in preparation for a factory reset, but I don’t really want to go through with it, as it’s painful and takes a lot of time.
Anyone have an idea? My first thought is that it’s broken or something, but the tech-part of my brain suggests that it’s something else, only I can’t see it…