Originally Posted by pennylane
I've been getting random freezes that I haven't been able to pin point the source of. The best I can guess is that the X3 does not like it when I press a button around the same time a track is ending/a new track is beginning. The X3 freezes and becomes unresponsive for several minutes. After a bit, the screen goes black (maybe due to my pressing/holding the power button repeatedly), and then the screen stays black for a long time until eventually I can power it back up again. I will try to investigate further. This is on firmware 2.1.
I am in the middle of a pretty bad freeze. I'm not sure what's going on, but connecting it to my PC via USB didn't help. When I did that, I got back to the screen I was on when the X3 froze, but the device was still unresponsive when using controls. I did not the see "connected to computer" screen or whatever it says. However, I was able to access both the internal memory and SDXC card just fine from my computer and make edits (ie, renaming a folder). Eventually the screen went black again. I suspect this is just the screen turning off independent of the full machine shutting down. After ejecting successfully, I'm back to where I was before connecting to the PC. That is, the screen is black and pressing buttons does not do anything.
I don't know what to do next.
EDIT: Ahh it just came back. Phew..
To give more details after more use time with my X3
This problem keeps happening, I'm not 100% sure of the cause, but as pennylane pointed out, this seems to be related of X3 button, interface use while a track is ending or beginning. In most cases, my X3 screen and buttons become non-responsive but the music keeps playing. Of course after a few second the screen goes black and it can't be recovered since buttons are non-responsive. I don't have to reset my player. I just keep the power button pressed and the X3 goes off.
Then I turn it on again and everything is fine.
This has happened with FLAC files, mp3 files, and a mix of both.
The frequency of this issues to occur increases by 100% if the gapless playback is enabled.
EDIT: Also, not 100% sure but I think if the file (mp3 or flac) does NOT has a cover image then the issue doesn't occur.
If anyone has anything to add please share
Hope this shred some light on this very annoying issue
Edited by reihead - 12/10/13 at 5:10pm