This isn’t a question post, merely wanted to share.
I spent a couple hours last night staring at “FAT is corrupted. Please connect device to PC and recover FAT.” on my v1 Fuze—it was my fault, I should mention; I was getting a bit overzealous in my attempts to figure out why the main player wasn’t automounting and thus showing up in quodlibet on my Ubuntu lucid test system.
But, oh, man, was I panicky. I tried everything I could think of. Booting in XP, using my work computer, hold switch+left, hold switch+center… nothing worked. Kept getting “device descriptor read/64, error -110” in my dmesg. Kept hanging up on that red screen, requiring a hold-power off.
Tossed in the towel an hour past when I should have been in bed, musing over whether it’d be best to wait and see if there was going to be a Fuze+ or what. (Amusingly, I am now also the owner of an iPod Touch, though it’s for gaming and Internet stuff; I don’t really like using it for music so much. So the idea that I had to have a Fuze for music was never questioned.)
Arrived at work all depressed today, figuring I could still listen on the netbook at my desk, at least. I dejectedly plugged it in in its normal state, no hold switch, no buttons depressed, thought hey, maybe it’ll decide to MSC at some point during the day and I’ll have a pleasant surprise.
That moment came seconds later. Blew my mind.
I’m really curious why it suddenly decided to work, but I’m not tempting fate. Opened up the disk utility, gave it a new MBR and FAT partition, then crossed my fingers and booted the player normally for the on-device format. Crikey.
It really made me think about how much I love this little thing. It ain’t gapless, and it makes me rage when it thinks the microSD is ejected sometimes, requiring a rescan of so… very… much… music, but I’ve had it a year and a quarter and I don’t want to give it up for anything
Message Edited by zigg on 03-18-2010 10:50 AM