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Need usb cable for blue hat toy company mp3 player 2008. can I use any cable that will fit?

I bought my MP3 player at Goodwill for 2.99. I had no idea if it worked or not. I was quite surprised when it did once I put in fresh batteries. I have no USB cable for it nor do I have instructions. Will a generic cable work and does anyone have a site for the instructions on use?

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SOURCE: Blue Hat Toy company mp3 player cannot download new songs

My daughter got one for xmas and it was easy to add songs. She loves it and her older brother wants one too.

I wish we adults could get a big one(like the old jam boxes).....cause it allows listening without headphones.
Besides being able to only select or listen to the songs sequentially, the only other drawback of the radio, that I see, is that the storage space(memory) for songs is internal 256k. It would be better to have had a slot for SD or mini SD chips.

GUEST and GPAANGEL:
Sounds like you are using the wrong type of files. If you bought the songs from itunes, you'll have to find something that converts those files to standard *.mp3 format or windows media player format.

When buying songs online, I also purchase my songs as *.mp3 format. Itunes will convert the files when added to the itune library.

The blue hat mp3 player acts like a disk only and will allow you to copy the files to it. It will not convert them.

MELANIEBECK:
You are probably putting too many songs on it. Did any work for you? Remember they have to be *.mp3 files.

What I did was... after connecting to computer. I located the drive assigned to it and right-clicked on it to see its properties. Then I knew how much free space it had(with the factory songs already on it). I had to select a subset of the songs my daughter likes and forego any that were too big.

I also copied the factory songs to my computer in case the radio goes bad, we'll still have the songs.


NOTE to all: To be able to add more than 125 songs you can probably get away with converting your music to 96 bit rate. Since the unit is so small and not very loud, you don't necessarily need the best quality of music. I noticed the factory songs are at 160 bit rate. I have most of my older music at 128 (which is suppose to be the minimum quality = to CD quality). Anything above 128 is better for higher quality sound systems. I do have my new songs stored at 196 bit rate.
When converting my kids CDs, I will convert them to 196 and store on a hard drive(as a back up to the CD). For this new mp3 player, I plan on putting music at 96 bit rate. This will allow for more music to fit on it.

Good luck.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Blue Hat toy company mp3 player won't turn on

This solution may not make you any happier, but I had the same problem. The issue is that the batteries are not sending power to the player. Before reading any further, check that the batteries are installed correctly. Anywhere there's a spring in the battery box, the negative end of the battery should be touching the spring (negative is the flat end of the battery, not the end with the bump).

If that doesn't help, what I did was to take apart the toy. Yes, this voids warranties, but I'm not willing to spend time chasing down this company for warranty service when I didn't keep my receipt. The small rubber circles on the back of the player cover the screw holes. Just get something under them and pry up until you have uncovered all 9 screws. Carefully open the case. Inspect the wires that go from the battery case to the circuit board, and from the circuit board to the on/off switch. One of these wires has probably come off because it was badly soldered. Either that, or a wire was pinched until it broke inside the insulation. You can usually see where a wire was pinched. Have someone who knows how to solder replace the suspect wires. Once I did this, my player started working again, and now I know the solder joints will all hold for the life of the device!

*WARNING! Only disconnect and reconnect one wire at a time. If you get wires reversed, not only can you break the device, but the wires the company originally used are too thin and can overheat and melt, potentially causing a fire. This is also a reason to be sure the batteries are removed when soldering...

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: teach & talk activity laptop by Blue hat Toy Company

I sent an email to carrie@merchsource.com which is customer service for Blue Hat Toy Company. She emailed me a PDF file manual for the Teach and Talk Laptop. Without the manual you would never be able to get the game functions figured out.....

If you need the manual I would be happy to forward the pdf file to you.

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SOURCE: Blue Hat Toy Company ATM - help! No setup instructions!

ok i hit the rest button on the back of the machine and it erased all my memory off of it so i had to reprogram it .If u put 1234 in as a pin # it will open then press balance and hit enter and u can change your pin # there .

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Discovery Kids digital mp3 boombox does not work

I have solved the issue, well I should say my 2 year old daughter solved it. When you turn it on and the screen remains blank, you have to hold in the green music note button for a couple seconds. Simply pressing and releasing the button does not work, you have to hold it in. I had 2 separate players with this issue and it has resolved it for both.

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