A friend got a 4 GB Fuze from Sears for just $50. I had recommended it after buying one myself (but with an 8 GB MicroSD card, too).
I was putting MP3s on it this evening, when I began getting a “[file name] could not be placed on the device. You do not have permission to create this item” message.
I looked this error up online, and read that I should switch the USB mode to MSC. I disconnected the Fuze to do just that, and on its little screen appeared a brief message about not having enough memory or something (but there was only about 900 MB of stuff on the Fuze at this point). Then the screen went black, and the Fuze would not turn on at all.
I read about reseting the Fuze by holding the power switch up for 15 seconds (or a minute, depending who is writing). That didn’t work.
The computer no longer recognized the device as anything other than a flash drive. It could not communicate with it at all.
I told my friend to take it back to Sears and exchange it for another.
From what I’ve read, defective devices are making it to market, and failing reset is a death sentence.
Was there anything else I could have done?