for some time now my Sansa Fuze (Firmware V 01.02.26F) suddenly freezes during playback in irregular intervals. When that happens I can only turn the player off by pressing the power button for a longer time (maybe 10 seconds or a bit longer). When I turn the player back on, it will refresh the database which is very annoying due to the fact that this refreshing process always takes about 5 Minutes. The problem occured when I added new files but the problem now also appears when playing other MP3s.
At the moment there are 2692 MP3 (and only MP3) files stored on the internal memory (8GB) and the additional microSDHC-card (also 8GB). Replay Gain is not activated.
And yes, of course I would install the latest firmware - if my problem was listed under “Bugs fixed”. Also I’m afraid that the “enhancement” that the new firmware adds (“Max volume level is lowered in Normal volume setting to comply with new European Union requirement”) will lower the maximal volume, what I’d like to prevent.