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Will not turn on

Hey hey! My plight is a source of much irritation. On one hand I hope someone else has experienced this so that I am not the only one but on the other I wouldn't wish this on any one else. I bought the PMC 120 new and ever since it has failed to turn on intermittently. The thing is charged up and then I get busy for a few days and don't have time for and it sits next to my computer. Before that it had near full power and was working fine. Next time I pick it up and turn it on nothing happens!??? I put it on the charger where I get a white flash and the charge light comes on (I can never tell if the light is green or yellow) but then nothing. I let it charge for half an hour or so and come back but to no avail. I get frustrated and take the battery pack out and jiggle it back in many times and then all of a sudden it will randomly decide to work. The startup screen comes up and then all is well until next time. Please help, this is very annoying concidering I only got it recently. Do you think it is the battery pack?

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Try and use the Iriver without the batter in, just the charger. Mine only works this way. I think the battery is bad or shorted and it shuts down the Iriver as a protection because as soon as I put the battery in the thing shuts down. bummer as I just got it.

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I have this problem, but it is actually really easy to fix. after charging the battery, take it out, ick the metal prongs on both the battery and the device, put it back in, and turn it on. Try 2-3 if u must. i swear to god this really works

Posted on Apr 04, 2007


Howdy! Same thing happens to me after only a while of having it. iRiver were of very little help but I found my solstice in selling it to some other unfortunate person. I found if you charge it for a hour and then take out the charger, remove the battery and replace it, it will go. What a pain! Perhaps the battery drains out when it sits unused for a few days.

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pmc 120 when i set up a sync list on media player and start to sync it to the pmc, it works sometimes, other times it aborts. it gives me the message "you can now disconnect iriver Portable media centre" when i try to do it again it tell me Windows Media Player encountered a problem while synchronizing the file to the device. For additional assistance, click Web Help. when i go to th web help it explains the problem as You've encountered error message C00D1236 while using Windows Media Player. The following information might help you troubleshoot the issue. Cannot sync the file Windows Media Player encountered a problem while synchronizing the file to the portable device. Because this error can occur for a variety of reasons, there is no single solution. To resolve the problem, try disconnecting and resetting the device. See your device owner's manual for specific instructions on performing this procedure. In some cases, this error can occur if you try to sync a hidden file to a device. To resolve this problem, either remove the file from the sync list or change the file's properties so that the file is not hidden. Also the error details are Technical Details This error might have been triggered by an error in another program or component of Windows. The following information describes the original error. Original Error Code Original Error Message C00D1179Windows Media Player does not detect a portable device. Connect your portable device, and then try again. So im not sure why it keeps aborting. if you can tell me your views on this please do. Other information that may be useful i tried formatting the unit : 1. Through windows media player 2. through explorer the pmc is supposed to be used with windows media player 10. i had wmp 11 originally and it didnt really work too well. i rolled back to 10 and it worked better but still not consistantly. i tried installing wmp11 again and now the Pmc120 will abort after about 3 songs of an album i would have setup to sync. thanks for your help. Gavan Doran. Ireland.

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