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INOVIX IMP-1112 MP3 crashing my computer.

I'm on my second INOVIX IMP-112 MP3/4 FM player - the first packed-in after 5 minutes, and this one has lasted all of two weeks. It worked fine with one album on board - then I tried to add further files... Plugging it into my USB port caused my computer screen to go blank and the computer to immediately shut down. After the computer restarted itself (with me having to go through the 'check disc for errors'), it repeatedly crashed as soon as I plugged in the MP3 player. Sometimes it would stay connected for a minute, but would disconnect/reconnect from the USB port repeatedly whenever I tried to add/delete files from it (lots of ding-dong chimes from my computer). This 'crashing' also deleted all my URLs, Bookmarks and History from Firefox, which was probably running at the same time in the background! Finally, I thought a re-install of the Firmware was in order, so I tried that using the supplied disc. Half-way through, it failed, and my MP3 player went - and remains - COMPLETELY dead. It isn't recognised by the USB port, it doesn't switch on, and it doesn't even show the charging symbol when plugged in. It's an ex-MP3 player. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: INOVIX IMP-1112 MP3 crashing my computer.

Sounds like bad news - if the flash (update to firmware) failed during update, the item is more than likely dead. Warranty return possible? Can you try another usb device on that same pc? just to verify the usb ports are working properly and supplying proper power to the devices.

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