07-15-2009 09:05 PM
I bought a Fuse to play thru my new car audio using USB port in car. It works fine if the the Fuze is playing from internal memory, but won't work when I insert micro-SD card [even tho SD card works fine in Fuze when not connected to car USB port]. Any ideas? Sansa says its car's fault, but car folks say no, and point out car can't distinguish what's coming thru USB. On same issue, has anybody tried using a "thumb drive" in car USB port?
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07-15-2009 09:47 PM
I can't speak for the SD card part of your question as I haven't tried my Fuze in my car yet.
When you connect a Fuze to a computer though, the SD card shows up as a seperate disk. Perhaps the car's stereo can't deal with the way the Fuze offers access to the SD card. There are (cheap) USB stick shaped micro-SD card readers. Perhaps that would suit your purpose here. Just put the micro-SD card in the USB stick's reader and put the USB stick in your car's stereo.
USB thumb drives should work fine in car stereo's with an USB port. I have tried several different USB memory drives and they all worked fine.
07-16-2009 09:08 AM - edited 07-16-2009 09:13 AM
Your car stereo probably isn't too smart.
It's made to see music on one USB drive--which is what the Fuze internal memory looks like to it when it's in MSC mode. The second drive, the slot, might as well not exist. I doubt the car people understand the way the Fuze is set up.
As suggested above, just put the microSD in a USB reader--you can find one for $5 or less.
Message Edited by Black-Rectangle on 07-16-2009 09:13 AM
07-16-2009 02:56 PM
Maybe you should just consider getting a thumb drive for your car. Searching around you can find 32gb drives for around $50 (after rebates) and 16gb drives for a little more than half that. You'll have more storage for less money and a dedicated source for your car.
(...Adding as an aside once again, with 32gb flash memory packaged for end use retailing for as low as $50 it's getting almost offensive that many player line-ups top out at just 8gb onboard.)