As you could probably tell by the title, my Sansa Fuze 8Gig is charging when I connect it, but it isn’t recognized by my laptop or desktop. By recognized, I mean that it doesn’t go into the “Syncing” screen it used to go into, and it just shows its charging while allowing me to mess with it as if it wasn’t plugged in. When I run Windows Media player, it says “please connect a device to sync” and when I check my computer, it doesn’t show up in any of my USB ports as plugged in, they all appear empty. This started shortly after I got my laptop with XP on it. I originally would drag and drop music into the Fuze from my PC with Vista, but one night i decided to do it from my laptop. It worked fine, but a few days later when I went to use my PC as normal, it began with this issue of charging, but not even showing up as connected. I’ve been reading forums for several days, and I’ve tried going back to the laptop, but it does the same thing.
-Changing from Auto-Detect to both MSC and MTP
-Checking the device manager for any exclamation points indicating driver error (there were none)
-Checking window’s update and installing all of the optional updates (except for IE8. Seriously, no.)
-Soft resetting and Forcing MSC
-Downloading the Window’s hotfix (both 32 bit and 64 bit, both gave the “this isn’t for your system” message)
As it stands, the device plays music as it should and charges as normally, but I’m unable to download new music. Needless to say, I’m nearing the end of my patience and am in need of some backup. Should you need clarification on any issues, say the word and I’ll type up whatever you need.