when I plug it into the computer via usb to charge it, the computer crashes! what can I do that will make the computer stop crashing when I plug it in? Is there a different way to charge it? Plugging it in the computer is the only way I have to charge it that I know of… does anyone else have this problem?
If a USB device can crash your computer, its in bad shape. I would format and reinstall windows.
My husband’s sansa fuze+ doesn’t do this when we plug it in, or his kindle, but my sansa clip does. Are there firmware issues with the sansa clip that could cause this?
It may be a computer hardware issue with the USB connection–have had that on IBM Thinkpads in the past (a known issue). You might try another USB port.
You might try another USB port.
Or a different cable. A pin might be bent or wire(s) inside broken or touching shorting it out.