I’ve been using a Sansa Fuze since May this year, and so far I’m happy with it. If it weren’t for firmware updates somehow not working. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but every time after I install the most recent firmware, the player freezes upon rebuilding its database. So I’m stuck with whatever firmware version was current in May 2009. Fortunately I discovered the trick to read out the player’s data in spite of its messed-up state (that is, put it on “Hold” and plug it into the computer while pressing on |<<), so that I could reinstall the old firmware’s .bin file manually. Removing the extra 8 gig microSDHC card I bought with the player didn’t change anything either. However this shouldn’t be I think, and frankly, it’s been annoying the heck out of me since the first time I tried updating my player’s firmware. First I thought it was just because I didn’t use Sansa’s updater tool, but instead downloaded the zipped update installer manually. But even when I installed the official program on my Windows machine yesterday and updated my player’s firmware through it, the player gets stuck. Interestingly however, prior to updating the firmware, I formatted the player, and when I switched it on the first time after the update, while still not carrying any data, the rebuilding of the (empty) playlist worked fine. Only when I copied my songs back on it today, I ran into the same difficulties as before. So what I’m going to do now is what I’ve done before, and manually reinstall the old firmware.
Message Edited by carbeck on 10-15-2009 08:46 AM
Message Edited by carbeck on 10-15-2009 08:47 AM