MP3 player fails to recharge when plugged into USB port of my computer
Until a few days ago I could recharge my MP3 player by connecting it to a USB port on my computer. Now I get an automatic message that says the device is not recognized, that I should disconnect and try again and if that fails (it does) then the device should be replaced.
This afternoon, July 4, 2007, I took my MP3 player back to the point of purchase, Telecity Electronics on Yonge St. in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada but the manager was extremely unhelpful. The MP3 player was purchased there just over a year ago, and so is no longer under warranty. In any case the manager said that Telecity does not honour manufacturer warranties nor does the store service what it sells, although I was led to believe otherwise when making the original purchase.
Of course I would like to be able to continue using my MP3 player but cannot do so until it is recharged.
Any recommendations will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance to whomever is able to respond with a solution to this problem.
Re: MP3 player fails to recharge when plugged into USB...
The only possibility i see is to replace the battery in the casing, just take out the 4 screws in the back and pop the batery out, then replace it with a new one. after a while the battery will diminish and need replacing, so that might be now for you...
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Connect the USB cable to the MP3 player then power up a computer and plug this MP3 and cable into the computer's USB port. You can also charge it by purchasing a 5V USB power adapter and plugging the MP3 player and cable into this adapter.
have you tried a different USB port because theres two types of usb port & one on the back has pin's inside it check that these arnt bent or touching you should use the side ports for your basic everyday external devices.
That could be a hardware failure - requiring replacement, but go to the RCA website and get the Recovery tool. I'm assuming that you already tried resetting the player. If RCA's methods fail, try this: 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
just re plug it and see what happens or.. if you have wall mount charger with a usb connect .. then us it ... and if all fails... open ur player and disconnect the batter for a minute and reconnect it and then put it to recharge...
let me know what happnes..
Hi. I've had similar problems with the same model.
Have you tried a Firmware re-install yet? If not, do that first using the CD supplied with it.
Whilst it's plugged into your USB port, it'll hopefully also get a bit of a charge. I notice on mine that the player will only charge from the USB port when the side on/off switch is in the 'on' (up) position, although there are times when the computer will 'reject' the player with the switch in this position - a series of 'ding-dongs' as it connects and disconnects from the USB port!
If this happens to you, just keep trying! Come back to it each day, and try another Firmware re-load!
Mine took a few days, but then decided to come to life - weird machine!