The history of this player and micro SD cards is ridiculous. When I first bought my Sansa Fuze+, I had no trouble at all with micro SD cards - I even used a 64GB class 6 card that I already had and it worked like a charm. And suddenly, no cards have worked right since that first one got fried in my tablet.
I chose this player for several reasons, in no special order: the compact size and smaller screen in particular (I like watching movies on airplanes and not having people watch over my shoulder); ability to take micro SD cards and various file types; sale price; and NOT an Apple product. I am seriously doubting my decision now because I can’t use it for the purpose that I bought it, which is to put all my mp3s on the internal memory of the player and use the SD cards for videos. I can only use the mp3s, and they fill the 8 GB.
I thought I had figured it out in pieces, but now my theory is shot to pieces. I thought, after buying new cards and having them fail to read, that you can’t use class 10 at all, but class 4. So, I bought class 4 and 32GB to make sure. I have a brand new Kingston 32GB class 4 and it can’t be read. I reformatted the card in my pc to FAT32, and it reads briefly, but I can’t put any files on it and have it read in the player. I try booting first, then inserting the card. Then, I try inserting the card then booting, and finally, I try plugging it into my computer and reading files from there (which works maybe 1/3 of the time).
I formatted the card in my PC using SDFormatter and GUIformat (to get FAT32). Then, I formatted it in the Sansa when it reads. I figured out that the Sansa doesn’t read it so well when I format it in the device, so I also tried leaving it formatted to FAT32 from the PC and it seems to read at first that way, but suddenly stops as soon as I move files over.
What is up with this player not reading cards??? Anybody have a magic trick for this? Something I’m missing?