Repairing Internal Components
If your Sansa Fuze player is out of warranty, you can attempt to repair internal components. This is an “enter at your own risk" solution, but you may be able to fix the issue. If it doesn’t work, or if you damage another component, you will most likely need to get a new player.
1. Shut off the device.
2. If you don’t have one, purchase a case opener tool. This is a tool with an extremely small head that is used specifically for opening up small devices.
3. Place the head of the tool in the seam of the device, and rise up the faceplate. Do not do this forcibly, or you’ll break the ribbon cable connected to it.
4. Remove the ribbon cable from the faceplate.
5. Examine the battery cable. If this connection is loose, your Fuze player won’t turn on. Plug the connection firmly into the port.
6. Check the LCD screen connection. A loose connection here means that you can’t see anything on your screen. Disconnect the cable from the port, and reconnect it.
7. Reattach the cable to the faceplate, and reattach the faceplate. Turn the device back on.
These Sansa Fuze MP3 player repair suggestions may not fix all issues. If your player is still not working properly, either take it back to the place where you bought it, or contact SanDisk for additional help.