Fuze screen shows garbage

Regularly, but at random, the screen is garbled - not blank, but messed up.  Words like ‘Connected’ can appear exactly, but backwards.  There can be either vertical or horizontal streaking like what we used to call ‘snow’ on a TV.  Icons like the music fader can be doubled.  Other times, the screen is normal and works normally.  The Fuze is about 3 years old and I am wondering if this is just a weak battery problem? 

Doesn’t sound like it. Sounds more like it’s time for a new player. Of course you can always try re-applying the firmware. It might help; it might not.

I have reloaded firmware, but problem remains - unpredictable and random.  I was thinking of replacing battery on a chance, but will probably just replace whole unit.  I did run CHKDSK /F on the player also, but found no errors.  Thanks.

Sadly, I think it’s

I know of someone who could easily benefit fromt he situation:

You think the Fuze would fit in the slot?


Sure it would. After all we all know how much better the Fuze is when it’s extra crispy!