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Samsung YP-z5 won't connect to the PC!

I've had my YP-Z5 for about nine months now, and some time ago it started getting weird. At first, I noticed that my background reseted to the default, blue one every time I restarted the mp3. The clock in the upper-left corner also changed from 24h-format to 12h each time as well. Also, the only way to reach my songs are from "Browse Files" (The Recordings are still there though). I've tried to press the reset button several times, but it won't help any. The worst problem is that the mp3 refuses to connect to my PC! When I plug it with the USB-cord, it says "Connecting..." like usual, but instead of changing to "Connected" it zaps back to the menu where I can listen to music. Every now and then, it makes a new attempt at connecting, but never succeeds. I can still charge it, though. It worked perfectly fine before, and we haven't really done anything with the PC since then. ANY kind of help would be very appreciated! cannot connect to the computer. there is power going throught the USB cable but it does not register antwhere on the system i have exatly the same problem. everthing is working fine, only when I want to get the system info, it change back to the main menu.

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Try the following
1) Pressing the reset button.
2) Switching the device to UMS mode - whereby the pc should recognise it as a removeable harddrive
This might help getting it connected to the computer.

UMS mode allows the Z5 to interface to the computer as if it were a removable hard drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to manage the files in the Z5.

To get into UMS mode, connect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

If you upgrade to the new firmware, you have the option of making it always connect in UMS mode.

The steps to install the latest firmware are:
(1) Download version 2.37 or newest of the Z5 firmware http://www.samsung.com.

(2) Unzip it to get the file named "Z5Update.dat".

(3) Disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(4) Reconnect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

(5) Open a File Explorer window, and find the YP-Z5 device.

(6) At this point, make sure the Z5 is fully charged and has at least 30MBytes of free space.

(7) Copy the file "Z5Update.dat" to the root directory of the YP-Z5 device.

(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(9) The Z5 will display the option to upgrade to the new software, or to cancel.

(10) Select "Upgrade". This will power off the Z5.

(11) Connect the USB cable to the Z5. Now it will upgrade the firmware under USB power. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB UNTIL THE UPGRADE FINISHES. After finishing the upgrade, new firmware will be started automatically.

(12) Check the version information in the "Settings > System Info > Version" tab.

Now you can turn on the UMS only option.
Settings / System Info / UMS Only = On

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Hi,
UMS mode allows the Z5 to interface to the computer as if it were a removable hard drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to manage the files in the Z5.

To get into UMS mode, connect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

If you upgrade to the new firmware, you have the option of making it always connect in UMS mode.

The steps to install the latest firmware are:
(1) Download version 2.37 of the Z5 firmware from HERE.

(2) Unzip it to get the file named "Z5Update.dat".

(3) Disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(4) Reconnect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

(5) Open a File Explorer window, and find the YP-Z5 device.

(6) At this point, make sure the Z5 is fully charged and has at least 30MBytes of free space.

(7) Copy the file "Z5Update.dat" to the root directory of the YP-Z5 device.

(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(9) The Z5 will display the option to upgrade to the new software, or to cancel.

(10) Select "Upgrade". This will power off the Z5.

(11) Connect the USB cable to the Z5. Now it will upgrade the firmware under USB power. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB UNTIL THE UPGRADE FINISHES. After finishing the upgrade, new firmware will be started automatically.

(12) Check the version information in the "Settings > System Info > Version" tab.

Now you can turn on the UMS only option.
Settings / System Info / UMS Only = On


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Hi-

If software reverted to its original settings without changing it, chances are there is a corrupt system, if you want you can either flash your MP3 by going to this LINK but since you posted that the product is still 9 months old, better call manufacturer so that they will guide you on how to troubleshoot it step by step and you will have a chance of getting a replacement if all fails, you have a one year warranty with your product, if you open or burn it by flashing, they might void the warranty for it.

Hope this helps

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Hi,
It is likely to be a conflict with a Windows upgradeon the PC.
You can try this hotfix and try to connect again.....
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920875

Let me know how it turned up....
Thanx for using fixya...

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Sir, try to format your phone to become a new system again or reset default settings.


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First thing you can do here is to reset the unit to its default settings so all settings will be clear and that will help fixing this problem....and also try connecting this unit to a different computer and check if it will be conencted fine because if it will stay connected to you can update of flash the software for this ....

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(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

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