Clarion DB365USB head unit won't play songs from 8GB flashdrive
I bought an 8GB Patriot flash drive a few weeks ago and have loaded on about 110 folders of music (roughly 5.5GB) when I plug the drive into my head unit, a MAX of 17 folders is ever acknowledged and a random assortment of songs.. i have tried labeling each folder, starting with numbers (ex:"1 ac dc") and only 10 folders were acknowledged, but a different assortment of songs..
I'm confused, little help please??
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Re: Clarion DB365USB head unit won't play songs from 8GB...
The reading of flash drives and MP3 discs vary from each manufacturer. Usually, ten folders with music in each folder will work on most. To the best of my knowledge, Clarion reads well. When all else fails, you can always just drag and drop all the MP3's without folders. I know it's not as easy "finding" songs that are in folders but seems like you can't do that anyway.
I know this is lame, but the manual ALWAYS describes HOW to make the disc (folder trees etc.)
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The issue has to be with either the head unit or the external amp that is being fed. Reverse the feed to the amp from the Clarion. If the audio issue now shifts to the other side the problem is with the Clarion. If the issue stays the same then the problem is with the amplifier.
Make sure that the music files are indeed mp3 format. An iPod will play several different formats but most av head units only play mp3. A lot of the songs that are downloaded from iTunes are actually mp4
On Page 21 of the manual is "Setting The Time/Clock":
2-1. Select "CLOCK (E)". 3-1. Press the [PLAY/PAUSE] button. 3-2. Press the [ PREVIOUS TRACK / NEXT TRACK ] lever upward or down- ward to select the hour or the minute. 3-3. Turn the [ROTARY] knob to set the correc time. * The clock is displayed in 12-hour format. 3-4. Press the [ PLAY/PAUSE] button to store the time into memory. Note: • You cannot set the clock when it is displayed with only the ignition on. If you drain or remove the car's battery or take out this unit, the clock is reset. While setting the clock, if another button or operation is selected, the clock set mode is canceled.
red -Acc power yellow -12 memory power black -ground blue -amplifier remote blue/white -power antenna
SPEAKERS white left front + white/black left front - grey right front + grey/black right front - green left rear + green/black left rear purple right rear + purple/black right rear -
It is not compatible. I had the same receiver and mp3 player. according to the Clarion website, an "ERROR 5" is the message for a compatibility problem. You probably got an "ERROR 2"(format problem) when you had the player plugged in and then cycled through the sources(that's how I received the error).
I have since bought an Ipod and the USB input works just fine. Clarion says the deck is MTP compatible, but it will not run a lot of MTP devices. Only Ipods and certain memory sticks. The Creative Zen Vision M is read as an MTP device when it it plugged into anything like a computer, Xbox 360, and the Clarion USB receivers. The Clarion units even attempt to read it as an MPT device, but will not play. It is not an issue with the receiver or the MP3 files. The Creative Vision M is not a compatible device, sorry.
Here is the link to the user manual for your player if you need it;
Page 38 of the manual (page 42 of the pdf file) describes the error codes
error 6 states "a disk is loaded upside down inside the cd deck and doesnt play properly"
Suggested solution is to try the disc the other way up, if this doesn't help then there is most likely a problem with the lens - possibly cured by cleaning, please ask again if you want to try this yourself and we can talk you through it
Hope this helps :)