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The E280 mp3 doesn't connect with the computer

When I plugin my mp3 to the computer, usually a window pops out and ask me what do I wanna do with my mp3; but now I plugin my mp3 and the computer made the sound indicates that the mp3 is acknowledge in the computer, but the computer does not have the pop-up window, nor it show up at my computer......but the mp3 shows that it is connect to the computer....what's wrong? can anyone help me with it?

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  • cocolovecher Nov 18, 2008

    P.S. one more thing, I use a regular computer, not a laptop. my computer is windows xp....

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I have same problem but i do not know how to solve it

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I would suggest reinstalling the mp3 or delete the device from computer if possible then let the computer restart and see if that helps =)

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That's normal. Just go to my computer and manually play the music.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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