04-15-2009 05:37 PM
That hasn't been my experience. I've noticed significant battery drain when the card is left in.
I leave my card out unless I'm actually listening to something on it (mostly audiobooks).
04-15-2009 05:55 PM
I guess I've never taken my card out, so I don't notice. I have no issue with the battery life, but then I recharge frequently, too.
DAPs: Fuze 8GB+16GB for office, Meizu miniPlayer 4GB for the car, Clip 8GB for walking around.
Headphones:: Sleek Audio SA-6 (treble ++), Koss KSC75 modded, Grado SR-80i, Grado-225.
04-15-2009 06:16 PM - edited 04-15-2009 06:17 PM
ever since updating to 01.02.26A last week, everytime my fuse powers down, whether by my own doing or automatically, when i turn it back on its completely frozen at the point it turned off and all the media is gone. i have to turn it off and on again to refresh the media then everything is fine. just an annoyance. any ideas?
suggestion: i would like to see sort by album artist rather than 1 for every variation of artist in the tag. to get around this i use media monkey to tag the track with all the featured artists but if the tag is longer than 64 (i think) characters the tag gets cut (its fine on winamp).
8 GB fuze + 16 gb micro sd
Message Edited by megafan2000 on 04-15-2009 06:17 PM
04-15-2009 08:08 PM
My Fuze is also "8 GB fuze + 16 gb micro sd" with v.1, but no problem like that with the new firmware.
With the new firmware, the only problem I have seen so far is the change in the number of audiobooks reported in the System Settings/Info screen. Sometimes it reports correctly, sometimes it suddenly decreased to just 1 audiobook.
From what I have read here, many of the reported problems are likely caused by the followings:
- mixed used of MTP and MSC mode.
- memory not reformated and then reload the songs or audiobooks, etc
- mixed use of media converter or tagger, or songs acquired from different sources.
FYI, I have used only the following tools:
- Mp3tag (used to tag all my files, ogg, mp3, etc).
And, I only use MSC mode. My Fuze came with "Autodetect" in the USB mode. I formated the internal memory and changed it to MSC mode before loading anything to my Fuze.
Hope this could help you somehow.
04-15-2009 11:32 PM
So.. that means that I am going to have to re-rate all my songs again so I can have my "favorites of my favorites" as well as redoing my golist to have just the songs I'm actually in the mood to listen to of my favorites.
I did notice it was on Autodetect MTP.
Is there absolutely no other possible way of "fixing" this issue without having to spend hours setting everything back up again?
04-16-2009 07:05 AM
I posted before about problems with the new firmware. I've been watching the boards and have been following the advice.
1) the number of audio books/ podcasts/ pictures are not shown in the settings. It doesn't matter whether the files are on the sd card or the internal.
2) While playing a song and looking at your photos, if you hit the home button twice to get back to your music the music pauses for a noticeable amount of time.
Since first posting I have formatted the internal and external card. I have add all music ( all are 128/mp3), audiobooks (two from audible and one from cd's I own), and podcasts (all mp3, downloaded from focus on the family).
I added all the items on the external card using WMP11 and formatted the internal (using sansa player's format feature) after the firmware upgrade.
Both problems still exist.
I haven't played anymore with the folders and haven't done anything with the gain.
Just thought I would bring this to the forefront for review by Sansa.
I love my Fuze... It is my first Mp3. My son has a c250 and he also loves his Sansa.
04-16-2009 07:26 AM
Since update to 1.2.26 I'm unable to add a certain amount of music without having my fuze to hang on "updating database" after pulling out the usb plug.
I manage to make it work with 5-6 albums, but then it goes back on the hang situation.
I could define that it do not seems to be "album oriented" but more when I go over a certain amount of data.
It would be very good to be able to go on a previous firmware version. I'm stuck
04-16-2009 07:36 AM
You can go back to previous firmware, that is what I chose to do. I had a copy of the previous firmware on my computer. Look through the board and get the previous firmware and put it back on your player. You can manually put it on your player.. I believe the instructions are in this posting.
04-16-2009 08:56 AM
Thanks sahm !
I downgraded to 1.1.22 and it's working fine again. I still have the fuze hanging 1-3mn after adding music, but I prefer beeing in this situation.
I'll test the next firmware.
04-16-2009 02:23 PM
Anyone seen something like this? I was listing to a song in which the title was scrolling (artist/album weren't) while fiddling with the volume...when all of a sudden a small white and tan line appeared in the middle of the album art. It was kinda funny cuz it was the "Warren Zevon" album "Excitable Boy" (track was "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner") and the white/tan line was perfectly positioned by his mouth, and looked like a filtered cigarette (of course it was in his mouth the wrong way). Pushing the center dial to display the larger thumbnail then return to the smaller one made it go away, but it returned a couple times later...perhaps Zevon's ghost is jonzing for a cig?
4GB Sansa Fuze (red)
4GB microSD SanDisk external memory