How to Reset Sansa Fuze

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The Sansa Fuze is a hand-held portable MP3 player. Though the Fuze works without problems under most conditions, situations may arise where resetting the device will return it to normal operation. The Fuze has a soft reset function available for when the device freezes and a hard reset function that returns the device to the factory default settings. If the soft reset does not work, use the hard reset.

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    Soft Reset

  1. 1

    Press up on and hold the "Power" switch on the left side of the player for 10 seconds to enable the soft reset feature on the device. The Fuze will shut off.

  2. 2

    Power on the Fuze by pressing up on the "Power" switch. The device will enter its normal start up procedure.

  3. 3

    Use the Fuze to check if it continues to operate erratically or freezes. When checking the device, make sure you use the same applications or files that you used when it malfunctioned. If the problem persists, a hard reset is needed.

    Hard Reset

  1. 1

    Push the "Home" button on the Fuze.

  2. 2

    Choose "Settings," scroll to "System Settings" and press the "Select" button.

  3. 3

    Use the wheel to scroll to "Reset Factory Settings" and press the Select button. A warning message will appear on the screen informing you that all settings are deleted when the device is reset.

  4. 4

    Scroll to "Yes" and press the Select button to reset the device.

Tips and warnings

  • A hard reset will delete all of the files and settings on your Sansa Fuze.

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