Every time I try to turn on my mp3 player it just says Coby then shuts of and just repeats itself until I take out the battery. I even tried to put new batteries in but it just does the same thing. And I don't have the receipt because my friend gave it to me for Christmas.
I had this problem. I downloaded the firmware update/upgrade, and ran the executable file. Turned off the player, held down the pause play button while plugging into the USB port. The drive seem to have reset itself and installed a generic driver. DO NOT!!! Turn drive back on. You should be able to see drive in my computer now. Then run the firmware upgrade, you should choose the option to format drive. Copied a file and played it. Used the safely remove hardware option and was able to turn on MP3 player and operate with no problem. Note: update was an older version, probably the original driver, but it works.
I have the same player with the same problem. I partially fixed my player by re-soldering the positive battery terminal. Turns out there was a cold solder joint there. I suspect that there is at least one more cold joint so I'm going to take another look at it to see if I can "fix" it once and for all.
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If the MP3 player battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
These players are plagued with problems! I have the 2gb version which does the same thing. I gave up on trying to use its internal battery and bought a usb charging cord for use in my car. I just unplug the cord from the cig lighter socket when I'm done using it. If it doesn't shut off,which is 99.9 percent of the time, then it just runs its battery down until it finally shuts off. It's a shame this player doesn't work as good as it looks...
I have an identical problem with my mp3 player which looks similar but isn't the same model. There's something up with the play button, some moisture or grit or dust has got underneath the contact for the play button so that the mp3 player thinks you are constantly pressing the on/play button.
Put it in a warm dry place. I have had this problem twice & this has fixed the problem on both occassions. If there's more than moisture trapped inside, that can be harder to shift. But there are no moving parts in this player so don't be afraid to give it a good shake to try & get things moving.