Windows XP Pro will not recognize Coby MP3 player.
When a family member connects his Coby MP-C683 MP3 player into the USB port of my laptop, My operating system (Windows XP Pro, SP3) doesn't seem to see the MP3 player. It use to. There is no icon in the taskbar or sound created when the MP3 player is connected to my laptop via USB port. Additionally, Windows Media player 11 doesn't see it either. I have tried connecting it to different USB ports on my laptop, but I am not having any luck. The MP3 player is displaying a computer icon on its screen when it is connected to my laptop, and it lights up. My brother has tried connecting the MP3 player to a different laptop (same operating system as mine), and he gfts the same results. Any ideas as to what the problem may be?
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On the MP3 player, go to settings > system, put the USB mode to MSC, then reconnect to the computer, computer will read, the device is currently on MTP and your computer doesnt have driver so that is why its not recognizing.
Make sure you have plugged your Coby MP3 player into a USB 2.0 port. The Coby does not support the USB 1.0 standard. If you are getting an error that "This device can perform faster..." your port is an older USB type. I have both types on my computer and the Coby would not install until I plugged it into my 2.0 port.
Pull Mp3 player out of the USB port. Walk directly to trash can. Discard immediately. Turn around and give yourself a swift kick in the arse for not doing this sooner. I've wasted hours on this as well.
Do you have Vista? If so, get the Vista-compatible software from coby's website - if they even have any
If you have XP: Either the device is bad, the pc port is bad, or the software is faulty. Try connecting to different usb port, then a usb port on a different pc with a compatible os. If still not recognized, then there is physical damage to player.
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware. Wizard.
Unless you are using Windows 98, you will not need one. Plug and play - the player is so old Coby doesn't really support it anymore. If you're experiencing a specific problem, post it here. If you're using Mac or Linux or Vista - forget about it - this player will not work on those systems.