My Sansa Fuze, out of the blue, just crashed about… a year ago actually, and yes I finally decided to see what the problem was. Anyways!
It crashed while syncing with the computer, and got a power outage/turned itself off. When I tried turning it back on, it wouldn’t work. I’ve tried the soft reset several times, then and now, and it didn’t turn on.
Here’s what I think: Maybe the battery’s faulty and died and can’t be recharged again or it disconnected in some way. I don’t know how I’d check that out myself, and some help on how to open it up would be great. Or maybe it’s a software issue and while syncing it might’ve been updating the software and something went wrong during the transfer, some bits got confused, and when it tried to run it it ruined the OS on the Fuze. Or, I was also thinking that this behavior is very similar to what happened to my friend’s iPhone, where he left it in the bathroom while showering and water vapor actually got into the cracks of the device and eventually fried a part of the chip. I don’t know where it would’ve gotten water vapor in it, because I took very good care of it, but you never know in this house <.<.
I can’t tell you what firmware it was running because… well I can’t turn it on. If y’all have any ideas on what’s wrong with it, or if you know, that help would be much appreciated.