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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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  • scoodle Aug 27, 2007

    Hi basscleff.

    Thanks for that.

    After numerous attempts over a few days, last night my computer suddenly 'accepted' it when I plugged it into the USB port - 'dong-dong!'

    I then successfully managed a Firmware reload - I think holding my breath throughout the operation helped...

    So, it's working again! But the way it 'zapped' my computer before was highly bizarre - I wonder if that could have been caused by some sort of Firmware corruption in the player - somehow 'frightening' the computer into thinking it had a major file corruption on its hands and making it shut down as a means of defence? (Do they do that?!)

    (Oh, it only had a 7-day warranty as it was a 'new, old stock' item bought off eBAY - for £12.50!!)

    Cheers.

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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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