During a jog this morning, the audio from my 4 gig Fuze started cutting out. I had just charged it earlier in the morning and imported music to it. I turned off the player after getting tired of my songs “skipping.”
Now the device will not turn on. I’ve already tried the soft reset and forcing MSC mode. No signs of life.
The device is also not recognized by my pc (running vista).
one odd thing:
If I do a soft reset while connect to my PC:
following holding the switch to “on” for about 20 seconds, my PC detects the device and says “usb device not recognized”
Then, if I release the switch to neutral and bump it back to on (as if to regularly turn on the device), it appears in “my computer” as a “removable disk”
when I click on “removable disk” I’m told that the disk must be formatted, but when I try to format it I’m told “windows was unable to complete the format”
is it dead?