KAustin, I’m sorry to hear that you have one of your Fuze+ devices that has suffered an aneurysm. You shouldn’t have to go to great lengths to resuscitate a new device.
It’s probably a textbook case of Murphy’s Law. Mr. Murphy was an engineer for Hughes Aircraft, incidentally. With electronics, I have a huge and humorous list of failures related to things electronic. For device failures, all humor aside, if the device is going to fail, it most often will do so very early in its service life, or it will last a long time. I recommend exchanging the troublemaker for a new machine.
SanDisk covers defects for one full year (two in Europe) As it’s the simplest and fastest, I’d contact the retailer for an exchange- they will handle the details for you. Beyond the initial period or guarantee, you can contact SanDisk directly for warranty service.