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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone.  Did a search and couldn't find anything on this topic so I started this thread.

 

I have a Fuze+ and ever since I bought it, I have had problems with the driver stopping.  When that happens, I have to using device manager to uninstall it and then have it search for new hardware...and this reinstalls the player correctly. 

 

The problem is that it tends to die during syncronization with media monkey and it screws up everything.

 

And, this happens ALL the time - to the point I am sick and tired of it.  I really am at wits end on this one so if anybody has a suggestion, I would really appreciate it.

 

I am running windows 7 ultimate, BTW.

 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by rmiller511 View Post

Hey everyone.  Did a search and couldn't find anything on this topic so I started this thread.

 

I have a Fuze+ and ever since I bought it, I have had problems with the driver stopping.  When that happens, I have to using device manager to uninstall it and then have it search for new hardware...and this reinstalls the player correctly. 

 

The problem is that it tends to die during syncronization with media monkey and it screws up everything.

 

And, this happens ALL the time - to the point I am sick and tired of it.  I really am at wits end on this one so if anybody has a suggestion, I would really appreciate it.

 

I am running windows 7 ultimate, BTW.

 

 

Thanks!

Your only shot at really making the player usable is to install Rockbox. If you don't want to do that, you might as well take a sledgehammer to it....when I had one, I almost did smash it before I tried Rockbox on it.

post #3 of 20

Agreed. Put Rockbox on that thing. It makes it about 100 times more usable.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

I tried to install rockbox last night and it just isn't happening.  says it installed, but there is no .rockbox directory, no firmware or bootloader files.

 

this is using the utility.  I tried to do it manually and that's not happening either because of the broken link for the loader maker utility or script or whatever.

 

steps I took:

 

removed external mem card

changed to MSC usb mode

ran rockbox

clicked on everybox

pointed it to the latest version of firmware, an .sb file

 

the utility performed perfectly, according to it.  downloaded, unzipped and installed everything - it says, yet my player hasn't changed.

 

I am so disgusted with DAC problems.  I feel like pulling my hair.

post #5 of 20

That's probably because you gave it the wrong destination. You likely installed somewhere on your computer hard drive. It's benign and non functional wherever it is.

post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

That's probably because you gave it the wrong destination. You likely installed somewhere on your computer hard drive. It's benign and non functional wherever it is.

 

yeah, that is exactly what happened.  everything installed on the c: drive root.  moved it over to the root drive of the player and it booted fine.

 

problem solved.

 

thanks -

post #7 of 20

Have fun! Rockbox makes it a pretty solid player, the only issues I have with it is a little LCD flickering but if you use a theme with a very dark or black background it becomes pretty much a non-issue.

post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 

All I can say is rockbox kicks it.  Too cool, and sssssoooooo much better.  Like an entirely different machine. Didn't know that little player could work so well or sound so good.

post #9 of 20

Hi Everyone,

Bought The Fuze+ on Amazon for $21, (reconditioned) and love the sound! It will do me nicely until the X5 comes out. Used to have the Fuze which, if I remember rightly, enabled me to do a folder view. You see, as I've explained on this website before, I listen to classical just about exclusively, so the only choice the Fuze+ gives me is to indicate composer as artist and composition as song, so instead of seeing Beethoven first, say, I'll see Eugene Ormandy. I'm hoping that Rockbox will offer me a solution to this little headache. Wattaya think?

I  tried to Rockbox the Fuze+ but the stumbling block for me is that I cannot locate the original firmware that Rockbox requests. I looked on the Sansa website but there just aren't any offered, at all, from what I can determine. When Rockbox app asks for the original fw on the root file, all I have is the updated one. Crazy, huh? Anybody got a solution for this?

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post
 

Hi Everyone,

Bought The Fuze+ on Amazon for $21, (reconditioned) and love the sound! It will do me nicely until the X5 comes out. Used to have the Fuze which, if I remember rightly, enabled me to do a folder view. You see, as I've explained on this website before, I listen to classical just about exclusively, so the only choice the Fuze+ gives me is to indicate composer as artist and composition as song, so instead of seeing Beethoven first, say, I'll see Eugene Ormandy. I'm hoping that Rockbox will offer me a solution to this little headache. Wattaya think?

I  tried to Rockbox the Fuze+ but the stumbling block for me is that I cannot locate the original firmware that Rockbox requests. I looked on the Sansa website but there just aren't any offered, at all, from what I can determine. When Rockbox app asks for the original fw on the root file, all I have is the updated one. Crazy, huh? Anybody got a solution for this?


Oh yeah, just so I know we're on the same page about what I just wrote, when I go to the root drive, I'm assuming that, on my pc, I go to the main Sansa file, which for me, appears as: Sansa Fuze (F), F, of course, being Drive F. Am I right in this?

post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post
 


Oh yeah, just so I know we're on the same page about what I just wrote, when I go to the root drive, I'm assuming that, on my pc, I go to the main Sansa file, which for me, appears as: Sansa Fuze (F), F, of course, being Drive F. Am I right in this?


Sorry guys,

I should also add, so there's no confusion, that, for some reason, what I expected would have been Drive (E) to be root, as that is next in my pc drive order, Drive (E) appears last after Drive (F). OY!

post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post
 


Sorry guys,

I should also add, so there's no confusion, that, for some reason, what I expected would have been Drive (E) to be root, as that is next in my pc drive order, Drive (E) appears last after Drive (F). OY!


Update: noticed that the directions say to remove the external memory, so one needn't bother mentioning it, b/c I already realize that.

post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post
 

Hi Everyone,

Bought The Fuze+ on Amazon for $21, (reconditioned) and love the sound! It will do me nicely until the X5 comes out. Used to have the Fuze which, if I remember rightly, enabled me to do a folder view. You see, as I've explained on this website before, I listen to classical just about exclusively, so the only choice the Fuze+ gives me is to indicate composer as artist and composition as song, so instead of seeing Beethoven first, say, I'll see Eugene Ormandy. I'm hoping that Rockbox will offer me a solution to this little headache. Wattaya think?

I  tried to Rockbox the Fuze+ but the stumbling block for me is that I cannot locate the original firmware that Rockbox requests. I looked on the Sansa website but there just aren't any offered, at all, from what I can determine. When Rockbox app asks for the original fw on the root file, all I have is the updated one. Crazy, huh? Anybody got a solution for this?

All they mean by "original firmware" is that it is the SanDisk version. So the version you have on hand should work fine, it did for me.

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

All they mean by "original firmware" is that it is the SanDisk version. So the version you have on hand should work fine, it did for me.


Ah yes, I understand that now. Thank you. My problem, as I have discovered is that the original firmware I installed in the root folder has an .sb extension and the one I need is a .bin file. When I started the bootloader program, it didn't recognize the fw., which is 2.38.06  What then, Maestro? Where do I get a .bin file, or whatever is needed?

post #15 of 20

Hmm. I noticed that on an earlier post by rmiller, he actually used an .sb file. Like I said, it wasn't recognized, even though I put it in the root file. I'd really like to get Rockbox on my Fuze+ and I have been trying on and off for a long time, actually, so any help I can get will be appreciated, for sure!

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