Question about Samsung YP-T8 Digital Media Player

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Computer doesn't recognize unit when connected

I know that it is not the connection on the unit, nor the usb port. USB port works fine, and the connection on the unit also works fine as the charger too. I bought a new data link cable thinking that it was the cable, not the case. Computer doesn't recognize unit anymore when connected. Was doing so for months, then it stopped. Please help!

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  • jon w Nov 06, 2007

    My computer does not recognize the MP3 Player. USB drive works fine, but the MP3 Player is suppossed to read, "READY", however instead , it does nothing. What do i need to do to fix this. Oh, the model is a Curtis MP 257.

  • docjj Nov 11, 2007

    When i connect my fourth generation ipod to my PC via the firewire port it causes the computer to reboot. It had previously worked fine for almost 4 years. Same thing happens on another computer. Same thing happens after putting ipod in to disc mode. Bottom line is that I can no longer synch the ipod to my music collection. I can't even upgrade the firmware on the ipod because I can't get the computer to recognize it. Even updating my BIOS failed. I've seen this problem posted in many different places but no one knows what to do about it.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    i need a driver to install in my computer

  • Frapson Nov 13, 2007

    excactly the same problem as described.
    Player is not seen as Replaceable HDD.
    Tried 4pc's, updated, other usb type's & reinstall.
    Nothing seems to work while the player seems perfectly fine except it cant be seen as Repl HDD. Wating for response of Thomson.
    Really Shame looks to be such a perfect player.

  • Mac-howgy Nov 14, 2007

    I have a venturer SMP3338 512 Digital audio player but the computer now comes up with an "unrecognised device" error. I have windows XP so think it's not just a driver problem. Help?

  • biggronnie Nov 19, 2007

    i connect the device but the computer does not recognize the unit i cannot delete nor add music i reinstall it and the problem remain the some i hit the reset button on the device and nothing

  • paulburns Nov 21, 2007

    my hp laptop will not connect to archos 504, it charges but thats it. i have tried to update drivers but that dosnt work please help

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    Computer does not regocnise mp3 player

  • crazycoconut Nov 27, 2007

    The same problem has occurred with us.. we downloaded the software on three different computers, the mp3 turns on when we plug it in, but the computer doesn't even register that the mp3 has been plugged in. Obviously, none of the computers have USB problems, and it was working for my dad a year ago, so any help would be greatly appreciated. We tried rebooting it, but all it did was delete the songs.

  • anyshka Nov 28, 2007

    my pc doesn't recognise ipod. not even getting charged. I've tried new USB cable as well. I have a latest version of itunes, tried reset too.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    I/O device error message

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    my computer knows the player is there but i can't sync anything

  • jtb41 Dec 01, 2007

    was chargeing and then i unplugged it from usb to turn it on it says bye,now pc wont reconize it

  • sallu bhai Dec 26, 2007

    MF350 128 MB MP3 Player serial no :K5M5801001448000E0PV00

    BATTERY NO:F42103799

    for this product my USB port is not recognizes and it is not it all open after i hold press button fr a log time also

  • Mday Dec 27, 2007

    When I went to upload songs on the player, iTunes asked if I would like to install the device, but when I tried installing it, it said there was a problem. It won't ask me if I would like to install it again.

  • jgowings Jan 23, 2008

    i had 1000 songs on my mp3. i went to download more. the player froze up. after it unfroze, now my computer won't recognize it. i know the usb ports work for other devices. now my mp3 player only has 72 songs.

  • drjenhes Jan 26, 2008

    My RCA 1090A Lyra MP3 Player is not being recognized by Music Match Jukebox - which came with the player on CD or by Yahoo Music Jukebox. I am beng sent an Error 404 message when I try to get help that the page is no longer available. I just got a new laptop and I am trying to download some new songs onto the player. There is also a message about Windows Vista not being compatible. Do I need an upgrade? If so, how do I go about resolving this issue and getting back into the groove???

  • SmexySam13 Feb 07, 2008

    my 2g Mp3 player is not connecting to my computer but when i connect it to my moms computer it works

    my computer doesnt seem to recognize it and i need a disc driver to install it agian but i lost it can u help me please!!!

  • Pimpin346 Feb 10, 2008

    computer does not recognize device.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    My computer no longer recognizes the presence of the YP-T8 software or its shortcut on the desktop. It has worked well for two year and now it has stopped, I use it almost exclusively for recording Audio Book CDs on my Mp3 to listen to them while jogging.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I need the driver for this product

  • ionicdrive Apr 15, 2008

    it will not read a powerd usb hub or flash drive

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    the computer doesnt recognize it and i dont have the disc driver what should i do?

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    Have two units and neither is recognized by computer. Says diver missing or needs update. Can't find update or able to re-install. However my laptop sees both and will let me manage the music settings.Have used both units plus another one that died a year ago on main computer for years and no problem until this month.

  • tabytha Jun 19, 2008

    My JX-MP93 just turned off randomly. When I tried to turn it back on and it didn't work so I hooked it up to the computer to check things out; however, when I did so, the computer reported that "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and WIndows does not recognize it." I then went to jWIN's websited but could find no driver to download to fix the problem. What should I do next?

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    creative zen v plus 2g will not turn on, blinks a few times, won't maual reset, won't connect

  • kingkong15 Jun 26, 2008

    ok im having the same problem and ive done almost everything and the mp3 still wont register to my computer ..... my computer reconizes that a new hardware is there but wont install and i dont know what to do next.

  • darlenefranc Jul 13, 2008

    i connect it like 100 times and it wont recognize it

  • geeno602 Aug 28, 2008

    My siren mp3 player works fine it plays all the songs on it but the problem is when i try to delete or add more songs it says it gives me this message "Cannot copy (title of song) The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected" what is this and how can i fix it?



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Hi All,
I had the same problem and was going crazy trying to figure this out, but I found that I had installed the GPX mw3816 on my bottom USB port and was trying to plug it into the port above it, because I had plugged another unit into the bottom port, but I switched the ports and it immediately installed. This is another reason, I am thinking of dumping windows and moving to a MAC. Peace!

Posted on Jan 04, 2008


I have lost my driver and my computer doesn't recognize my device what should i do?

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This is for the PSA610 only - take off the back to expose the usb socket. You'll see about 8 small holes in the back around the outside - use a small cross-head jewellers screwdriver to undo the screws - this will allow you to remove the crhromed front. Gently pry out the circuit board from the blue plastic back - turn it over the battery is fastened to the hard drive with double sided tape. a two wire lead goes from the battery to a white socket on the board - disconnect that cable for a few seconds. Then re-connect it and carefully/gently re-assemble the unit - try not to push any buttons until it's assembled. Then switch the unit back on in the usual way - mine worked fine again after that. Appears to be a common problem

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

Hold the Select and Menu buttons on the iPod until you see the Apple logo, then then it proceeds to the menu, plug it back into your computer and re-sync your songs/whatever to it.

If this doesn't do the trick I might still be able to help from there.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    Oh, this is only a solution for the people who have a problem with their iPods, though the general principle works just about anywhere: Reset the device and re-sync it.


Thanks for your reply. Yes all the usb ports work because they work for other players and other devices. This isn't the first one I have had that this happened too. I have had the same model before, but that one was under warranty. This one is expired now, it just lasted longer than the first one. Then it must be that the charging and the device itself has seperate circuits. I kind of assumed that. Thanks anyway.

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

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I had the same problem with my mp3 player,it used to work normally and then suddenly the computer didn't recognize it anymore,i tried a lot of cables but that didn't help,finally i conected my mp3 player to another computer and it worked normally,it turned out to be that the problem was with my computer,,try to connect your player to another computer maybe it has the same problem

good luck

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My MP3 player wasn't recognized by my pc when I used the USB ports on the front of the tower.. but when I plugged the cord into a USB port in the back of the tower it recognised the MP3 player and I was able to load music onto it.

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Does it even recognize that a new device is plugged in? Does your computer recognize other USB devices when they are plugged in? First see if it's not your computer or Windows first. Try other USB ports also. If all that checks out then it's possible that the MP3 player is either corrupted or just plain dead. Or at least the flash drive portion of the device. You have no way of knowing if the connection on the device itself actually works either. Power recharging and device communication may be on different circuits on the device and hence one may work find and the other not so fine. If it's a circuit issue there isn't much anyone can do for you except Samsung registered repair shops and even then it might be cheaper to get a new device. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

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SOURCE: mp3 player from Samsung YP-U3JQB/XAA not recognized by my pc

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SOURCE: my mp3 doesnt connect into my usb it just disconnects and starts to charge can you help me

I assume from your description that either you are running a version of Windows older than XP/2000 or you need a special driver. Here is a link for the driver(s) you will need. Just enter your model number and select your version of Windows. Download and run the file and you should be up and running shortly.

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