03-28-2010 07:15 AM
Funny I had a issue like yours. But mine was related to a Cd I ripped and installed.. ZZ Top's XXX, MP3 at a rate of 192 CD and my fuze would power down after a few songs were played or only get through one song and got to pause they turn itself off.. it started doing it on random other riped CD's too.. But I know the ZZ top was the last cd I installed in the player so I deleted that cd and sure enough my issues were gone.. a few months later I re riped the same ZZ top XXX CD and this time all is fine.. Go figure.. This is just some info I offer, may help you, it may not.. Good luck! George
*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
03-28-2010 09:46 AM
I've seen this issue, but I don't think it's necessarily a backlight settings bug, but you never know...
The most likely culprit is a corrupted file. I had this issue pop up a few days ago on the sister player, the e200v2, the stealth Fuze. It wasn't an mp3 file, but an Audible file, (.aa format) that caused the device to chug and shut off randomly.
I deleted the file, and retransferred in a different format. Luckily, I had loaded the audiobook only on the previous transfer session, opting to spend some quality time with a cup of coffee, instead of running Juice and WiMP for the day's news, as I normally do. Heck, I even eschewed my morning copy of the New York Times Audible Edition, making the diagnosis far easier, a stroke of good fortune.
03-30-2010 12:04 PM
I just realised that selecting "Rest of World" instead of "Europe" after doing Reset Factory Settings or having just updated the firmware will keep the "High" volume option available (without affecting the FM radio). (V02.03.31)
03-30-2010 02:53 PM
It's definitely not about corrupted file(s), they are FLAC files encoded by me and re-tested just to be sure, and otherwise Fuze plays them without any trouble at all. It may not be changing the backlight duration setting to 5 seconds per se, but changing it to 5 seconds while a song is being played. Or maybe changing it at all while a song is being played. I'll do some more testing.
04-02-2010 12:50 PM
Even at the maximum level for the High Volume option, the volume level of my Fuze is terribly inadequate. I listen primarily to news and talk shows which I download from the internet and I can barely hear them in my car with headphones or at home through my stereo unless the room is completely quiet. I would appreciate an option to set the volume way higher. Thanks.
04-02-2010 02:20 PM
What do the files sound like through your computer speakers? If it's quiet there too, look for some software that'll normalize the volume before you transfer to the Fuze. If not, try messing with the equalizer on the fuze--voices are in the midrange, and not every set of headphones or speakers reproduces that range very well, and if it helps, upgrade your headphones. If neither works, you may have a bad unit.
She is looking at you ; So maybe you're looking too
Do you want to be her or don't you? ; Of course you do
But would she be you? /* Ladytron - Jet Age */
04-02-2010 02:45 PM
All good questions . . . for a new thread. Sort of straying off the topic of this one though.
04-02-2010 02:53 PM
I know that the volume on the file is low. The worst on is Democracy Now --- you can try one yourself to verify the volume. (Computer speakers are not a good test, because the sound on my netbook is very bad.) I downloaded the Windoze version of a program called "Normalize" created Linux people and I cannot get it to work. But why should I need to pump up my files this way to play them on this player anyway? It really should allow reasonable volume levels.
04-02-2010 03:08 PM
How could it possibly be any more on topic or to the point? These obscure terms were introduced without explanation in the post to which mine is a response. Why on earth would you bother to post a message making no effort to address my questions but instead claiming that they are off topic?