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Old 02-20-2009, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Chili View Post
I take my Fuze with me everywhere I go, it travels in my coat pocket. Last night I forgot to take it out of the coat pocket and charge it overnight, so the battery was almost dead by the time I pulled in to the work parking lot.

Since I wanted to listen on the way home as well, I bought the Sansa cable with me and when I got to my desk I plugged in the Fuze to charge through on of the front USB ports. The "connected" message and logo and everything showed on the screen, and it started charging. When I looked over a couple of minutes later, the screen was completely white, and the Fuze didn't react to any buttons.

I held the power button for several seconds (I had a vague memory that's how I reset my Clip, so was hoping it would work on the Fuze as well) and the player turned off. It turned back on when I asked it to, refreshed media, and then acted normally, but the battery was still as low as when I had plugged it in.

I work in a technical support department, so my co-workers have a natural interest in situations like these and we went over the basic trouble-shooting: Yes, it always charges through USB only. Yes, the cable is good, it works at home. We then plugged the Fuze in to my desk neighbor's computer to see if the problem is my work computer or if it follows the player, and we're now waiting to see if the white screen comes back.

Should I be worried?
Not yet. The soft reset that you did usually solves most of the simpler issues that people have. That white screen happened to me once, and after doing the reset it has never happened again.

While this may not have anything to do with what happened to you, in general I prefer to use a wallcharger to charge, and only connect to the computer if I am adding/removing content. It charges faster, perhaps because the screen almost immediately shuts off.
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