I just got this waste of money 2 months ago now, and I purchased a Micro-SD as well for extra space. The last week or so it’s been acting up really badly. Pausing it self every little while, freezing, not turning on (until I hold power for 60 seconds and then it’d work), etc. I decided to reformat it, so I reformatted it and the card that I bought, then proceeded to connect it to the pc again. When I connected it, my card said it had 0 bytes of 0 bytes, so I took out the card.
and now all that happens is this:
I turn it on, says “Sandisk”, immediately goes to flower icon without a delay, and freezes indefinitely.
- Resetting it by holding the power button for 20-90 seconds
- Letting it die completely then recharging it
- Holding power AND middle button, also power and home button
I tried just connecting it to the PC to maybe get it to reformat again, but it isn’t even recognized. Not under device manager either.
I do not know what else I can do. I never installed firmware on it because I didn’t even know firmware was a thing (start adding the firmware installer to the mp3’s instead of your horrible USA-Only Rhapsody, please.
Is there anything I can do? I’m really tired of getting ripped off by these lesser brands.