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USB stuck inside (loose wire from cover?)

Hello, it seems like some wire or hook came off the slide cover over the USB, and now the USB refuses to pop up... Tried pulling it out with plyers, but its stuck inside.. probably because there's some-kind of stopper. I tried to open it up, but seems like the cover is really nicely assembled, that its impossible to open with out breaking it. If anybody could help me open the cover, or atleast get this USB to pop up? the mp3 player works fine, but cant get it recharged if this doesnt come out. Tried looking at USB cord extenders, but they arent slim enough to fit around the stuck port

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SOURCE: mp3 player is 'dead' when disconnected from computer...

I had this problem myself. The solution is to take a fine, rigid object, like a paper clip, and use it to press the "reset" button, which is located just above the USB adapter on the device, and clearly marked.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006

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SOURCE: file error

What's the music format of the songs that you placed on your mp3 player? Some MP3 Players only capable of playing song files with .mp3 extension and are incapable of playing other music format like wav, wma, etc. Check also the contents of the player for corrupted files and foreign files. Some viruses from a computer could affect the performance of your mp3 player.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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SOURCE: System error No.32

try the reset button !!!!!!! I can't believe i didn't think of that. I was just looking for answers to the problem and i was trying to find a way to remove the battery cover as others suggested and when i found the reset button and tried it everything was back to normal!!

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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SOURCE: mp3 player will not work "usb device not recognized"

is not work io devices error

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: mp3 will not connect with my computer

I'm pretty sure I fixed a similar problem. Go to your device manager on your PC and uninstall the walkman driver. After this is complete just plug the walkman back into you Pc and the plug and play will download the driver again. This worked for me. My operating system is Windows vista.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony MP3 player not recognized by Vista after Norton 360 added

Unscrew it and open the player. Cut all the wires. Then by the 24k gold wires at candian tire or home hardware. They are cheap. They cost about $10, 000 each roll.Then connect every thing back together and screw back together. Then plug USB to your player and the computer. Then the computer should read it. If not, then open Windows Media Player. It should show up on that. Still if not, then download the software Trojan Virus v.11. Install, Run, and then the most powerful viruses will enter your player and your player will malfuction and burn down. You might think, THATS EVEN WORSE! Dont worry,we still got a few steps left. Then go to your kitchen and start the fire on your stove. Go ahead and drop your player in the fire. Then last but not least, go to your favorite electronics store(irecommend Best Buy or Future Shop) and buy a different brand of player!(i recommend Apple iPods or Zunes) Hope this works! Thanks!

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Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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Free access to button functions for the SA178.
Check the HOLD button: slide it downwards, see button 3:
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Charge for about 4 hours until the battery indication stops blinking.
See page 4 (=3) of the manual:
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Backup data when required, before performing a firmware reinstallation.

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  • 2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

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When you dropped it, the batter became loose from the contacts inside, therefore it doesnt charge, but lights up when you connect it to the computer. Remove the 4 screws on the back, then take out the battery and then press it in firmly. Charge the device for about 2 hours. Please add to the question for additional assistance. Best of Luck.

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