Windows XP will not detect disney mix max plus for initial charge
There are no real details to add. I have connected to my pc with USB cable - no prompts from Windows, no activity on mix max. As far as I can determine, this device is plug and play with Windows XP. Attempting to charge it for Christmas morning. Thank you for your anticipated assistance.
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I had the same issue. I took it to a friend of mine who is good with computers hoping he might be able to fix it........and he did....apparently the HOLD button was slid to the right locking all functions...once he slid it to the left closest to the power button, it worked fine. Imagine my embarrassment...I hope this is all that is wrong with yours as well
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The Disney Mix Max portable media player is capable of playing audio files in the MP3 format. It can also play videos formatted as WMV and display photos formatted as JPEG. You can convert audio files into MP3 using the Disney Mix Max software -- Mix It Plug-in. The plug-in works with Windows Media Player 10. This software CD came with the player and is not available online. To download music to the device, you can use Windows Media Player 10 or Windows.
Things You'll Need:
* USB cable * Mix It Plug-In installation CD
Convert Non-MP3 Files
Install Mix It Plug-In. Insert the Mix It Plug-in installation CD into the computer's optical drive. Click "Install Mix It Plug-In" when prompted. If no screen opens, double-click on the "My Computer" icon. Double-click on the installation CD icon. Then double-click on the setup or installation file; this file is often formatted as EXE. Select to have the program saved to your desktop. Then double-click on the desktop icon -- "disneymixitplugin" to open the setup wizard. Click "Next" in the setup screen. Follow any additional setup prompts.
Open Windows Media Player 10 and create a playlist. To create a playlist, click "Library" and select "Now Playing." Drag songs from your computer to the "Now Playlist List" pane. Click the "Now Playing List" title to open the menu and select "Save Playlist As." In the "Save As" dialog box, enter a name for the playlist and select "Save."
Open Mix It Plug-In. Select "Yes" when asked to save analysis information for your music files. The software will analyze each track's compatibility with the Disney Mix Max player.
Press "Go!" to start the conversion process. Once the process is complete, an inactive "Go!" will be displayed. All music that has been converted is still listed in your Windows Media Player 10 playlist. You are now ready to download music to the player using Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player 10
Open Windows Media Player 10 on your computer.
Remove the USB jack cover located on the bottom of the Disney Mix Max. Insert the compatible end of the USB cable into the USB port on the Disney Mix Max. Insert the other end of the cable into the computer's USB port.
Click "Library" and click a playlist name. To create a playlist, click "Library" and select "Now Playing." Drag songs from your computer to the "Now Playlist List" pane. Click the "Now Playing List" title to open the menu and select "Save Playlist As." In the "Save As" dialog box, enter a name for the playlist and select "Save."
Select the "Sync List" tab and choose "Sync List" from the menu. . Verify the items to be synced to the Mix Max, or right-click on a song title and select "Delete" to remove it. Click "Start Sync" to download music to the Mix Max.
Insert the USB cable to the Disney Mix Max USB jack. Connect the player to the computer with the USB cable.
Click on the desktop "Start" menu and choose "My Computer."
Double-click on the "Removable Disk" that corresponds with your connected device.
Drag songs saved on your computer with your mouse into the Removable Disk folder.
Tips & Warnings
If you converted files using the Mix It Plug-In, you will need to use Windows Media Player 10 to sync them to the player.
There are several types of chargers you can use with the mix max....car charger, wall charger, USB to computer (FYI turn your computer off while charging and it stops), and my favorite - the speaker station. Just do a search for disney mix max charger on the internet, amazon, or ebay and several options will come up. I like the speaker station because it is easy to charge with it and lets my daughter use it as a stereo and dance unit if she wants.
Connect your player to the USB port on your computer using the USB connector on
the Mix Max. A 'MIX-MAX' window will appear in your My Computer folder which is
the player's internal memory. To add more files and songs to your player simply
drag and drop MP3 or WMA files from anywhere on your computer into the 'MIX-MAX'
For Windows XP, you can utilize Windows Media Player 10 software
to convert music on an audio CD into MP3 or WMA format as follows:
the Windows Media Player 10 Browser, then click on the 'Rip' icon on the top
tool bar. Insert a Music CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Click on
the 'Tools' menu option at the top menu bar, then click on 'Options'; the Option
setting menu will appear. Click on Rip Music and set the Rip music to the
desired location on the newly ripped music (MP3 format or Windows Media Audio
format). Adjust the audio quality as desired. When finished, click 'OK' to
confirm the settings. Click on the 'Rip Music' icon to start ripping the
music to your computer. When the music tracks are ripped; connect the player
to your computer. Open the 'MIX-MAX' window and open the ripped music location
window. To add the transferred/ripped music file/songs to your player simply
drag and drop the MP3 and/or WMA files into the 'MIX-MAX' window. When the
files are finished loading into the player, follow the 'Safely Remove Hardware'
procedure as shown below. Note: For Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows
2000, please use the Windows Media Player 9 to convert music on an audio CD into
MP3 or WMA format.
Downloading WMA files with DRM using Windows Media
Player 10 (for Windows XP)
To download WMA files with DRM, follow the
procedure described below using the previously installed Windows Media Player
10. Before beginning the procedure please turn the unit on and connect the unit
to the computer as previously described.
Open the 'Windows Media Player
Browser 10' and click on 'Sync'. Click on the 'Sync List' pull-down menu to
locate the music files you wish to download. Then make sure to click the box
next to the files. Select the Portable Device that you want to copy to from
the right side drop-down menu. Click 'Start Sync' to start downloading the WMA
file(s) with DRM to the Portable Device. After finished downloading all the
desired files to your unit, follow the 'Safely Remove Hardware' procedure as
shown below. Note: For Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows 2000, please
use the Windows Media Player 9 to download WMA files with DRM to your
Charging the Player The player needs to be charged before it can be used and every time the battery gets low. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge the Player. Once fully charged, the Player lasts approximately 8 hours. To charge the Player: Remove the USB cover on the Player. Connect the Player to the PC using the Flash Plug. The Player will begin charging. The battery indicator should begin to flash, alternating red and green. Once the battery is fully charged, the indicator light will stay red. Note: If this is the first time the Player is connected, wait until Windows detects the Player and follow the prompts to install it.
If the music is already on your computer, it must be in mp3 format, do the following;
1) Open Windows media Player,
2) Connect your Disney Mix Max
4) "Drag" song to where it says "Drag items here",
5) Click "Start Sync"