So I have this MP3 player that hafoc
gave me for my birthday. The LCD went screwy and the warranty ends in a couple weeks so I emailed Creative for an RMA. They sent a canned email suggesting I try upgrading the firmware and if that didn't work email them back. Okay, I can do that.
So I do the firmware upgrade thing but several steps they mention don't occur. It's cool though, the LCD is fixed! Insert much "It works!" happiness.
Then it stops working.
So I do the firmware upgrade hokey pokey with the connect, disconnect, hold down the power button and reconnect, find new hardware, upgrade the firmware steps.
... for about 2 minutes.
Turn off. Turn on. It works! ... for a minute.
Do many, many variations for the firmware hokey pokey, never see the "add new hardware" stage happen again. Never get more than 2 minutes of functioning LCD.
Decide that I will do it one more time
after rebooting my PC while everything is "fresh."
Forget to check the "format data drive" option the first time I do the firmware upgrade. Figure I'll just do it again right now without the hokey pokey steps and run the upgrade immediately with the format option checked.
Toss on about 8 songs and disconnect.
It works for about 2 minutes. Fuck it, time to get an RMA, try turning it on and off just to see if it's going to do the work for less time thing again.
It's been an hour. It's still working.WTF?!
Now I only have a couple weeks left on the warranty so I'm left with the "will this thing keep working or not" problem.havoc
should expect this thing to be surgically attached for the next week or so. If it's going to die again it needs to do it soon so I'm going to use it as close to non-stop as I can manage. :P
And mom just called so I put it on pause and the LCD died. Turn off. Turn on. Working again. O.o
For a minute, maybe.
Well about three and a half minutes so far....
And I really need to add more music because the same eight songs for a hour is a bit much, no matter how awesome they are....
And dead again. Emailing Creative and either getting more firmware hokey pokey steps or an RMA.