01-04-2010 02:44 AM
I've got a sansa fuze since 1 year and few days ago i decided to use a micro sd card to upgrade capacity.
My USB mode is MSC because my OS is ubuntu 8.04 and because it's easier to use ...
When I plug my Fuze, i see 2 HDD : my fuze and my card, that's ok
I put some songs on Fuze and on the card, unplugged the mp3 player (the update of database is ok)
But when i look the list of songs on the fuze, there are only songs that i put on the fuze but none of the songs i put on the card.
I thought my card was not recognized but when i check into
Music > Folders
I see : Internal Memory and External uSD card, External uSD card is empty even i put something in
Is there something to do ?
Folder to create on uSD card ?
Special Format for uSD card ?
Please, could you help ?
Excuse for my english ...
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01-04-2010 03:49 AM
My first thought when reading your problem discription is that the uSD card might not be formatted in a way that the Fuze can recognize it.
The only filesystem allowed is FAT (FAT16/FAT32 depending on the size of your uSD card).
I believe a clustersize of 32kb should work.
Can you confirm your uSD card is formatted this way?
01-04-2010 04:47 AM - edited 01-04-2010 04:51 AM
Yes, it's done
It's a 2Gb card, i've formatted it in FAT32
But nothing appears in the Folder
MUSIC>FOLDERS>EXTERNAL uSD CARD (after formatting and put another song on the card, of course)
Message Edited by Finkelstein on 01-04-2010 04:50 AM
Message Edited by Finkelstein on 01-04-2010 04:51 AM
01-04-2010 06:19 AM
We need to figure out if it's the card or the slot that's the problem.
Do you have something else that uses microSD? A phone, a camera, a card reader? Try putting a song on that way and see if the Fuze reads it. Make sure the mp3 file has ID3 tags in ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1. Some Linux taggers don't use that format--although the tags shouldn't matter in folder view.
01-04-2010 06:32 AM
My Phone have a micro SD slot and it was the first use i make for the micro SD card.
I put some song on the card, there were readable by the phone but invisible on the Fuze (without formatting between phone and fuze)
Then i formatted the card in FAT32 with the Linux Formatting Software (Gparted), and put a song which were in the internal memory of the fuze (i.e the ID3 Tag was readable), but nothing happens : when i move the song from the internal memory to the external card, the song disappears from the list of song available on my fuze.
At work, i'm on windows, so i formatted in FAT32 with the Windows Formatting Software (right-click>Format...) and do the same operation (Put a song from the internal memory on the card), but there were no more results.
01-04-2010 07:54 AM
Are you sure the card is plugged in all the way? The top edge of the card has to be pushed in sometimes slightly past the opening in the case using your fingernail. If you listen carefully, you'll hear a faint click when the mechanism grabs the card. Release pressure slightly, and you'll hear a 2nd click when it's locked in position. To release the card, do the same thing; push in unitl it clicks, then ease up the pressure and the spring will eject the card. Don't take your finger off of it though, as it will launch the little bugger across the room!
Not saying this is definitely your problem, but it could be. Happened just a few days ago here with someone else.
01-05-2010 02:03 AM
I see 2 HDD when i plugged my fuze to my PC, that's the sign the card is plugged all the way, isn't it ?
If it wasn't, the card should be disconnected/reconnected sometimes, no ?
Anyway, i pay attention to your method and i hear 2 clicks when i plug/unplug the card but it does nothing ...
01-05-2010 06:57 AM
When i check the properties of the card i see
Infos are in french, the translation will be aproximative :
Type : removable disk
Filesystem : FAT32
used space : 5.96 Mo (there is only 1 MP3 on the card)
free space : 1.85 Go (that info make me think, it's the card and not the 2nd disk for the fuze)
After that, there is a round which shematize the used/free space.
There are also 5 tabs :
- General (i'm on this one)
- Auto exec
- Material (i'm not sure of the translation)