I’ve been having this problem for quite a while now (several months)
I have an 8gb Fuze that seems to have completely failed on me. I had been using it just fine for several months prior to this problem occurring. While playing music a while ago, the Fuze suddenly froze. I did the soft reset (hold power switch for 10 seconds) and turned it off, but at that point attempting to turn it back on would make it show the Sansa startup animation and then just sit idle and never actually fully turn on. I put it away and decided to deal with it later at the time.
The next time I tried to use it a few days later, it would not turn on at all. It still doesn’t work after several months. It doesn’t charge when I plug it into anything, and when I plug it into the computer I get a message asking if I want to format it. When I look at the options for the format it says the device only has a 4mb capacity, so I don’t really want to try this
Does anyone have any ideas?