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My iriver pmc won't switch off

I can't switch off my iriver. I wanted to remove the device safely but couldn't so I pulled the usb port off my comp and now it won't switch off or reset even though I've pressed the off button several times

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Re: my iriver pmc won't switch off

Make sure the hold button on the bottom is showing white, not red (locked) if that doesn't work, just pop the battery off and put it back in.

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My laptop does the "found new hardware, mtp device" popup, but doesn't recognize it as iRiver

Here's the link for the user manual if you need it; check page 137 of the pdf and try the restore to original settings. do you have the setup cd? - it has troubleshooting for the unit, which is not available on the website there are no drivers available, it uses windows media player as a driver, but the manual and the support site; both claim that you need windows media player 10, not 11 to synchronise. you can download it from this link; or install it from the setup cd just uninstall wmp11 first. many of this type of unit and mp3 players etc have problems with wmp 11, hopefully reverting to 10 will allow you to sync Hope this helps :)

Jun 27, 2007 | iRiver PMC-120 Digital Media Player

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Does not open the iriver E10

  1. If your PC does recognize the iRiver as a USB device/drive, there is an issue with the Hard Drive.
  2. If your computer doesn't recognize the iRiver as a USB device/drive and can read the files, there is an issue with the Circuitry in your e10.
  3. Turn the lock off and connect it to the usb port and press the reset button (small hole in lower left of unit, use a small object like a paperclip. The screen should change eventually to the "USB connected" screen. Disconnect the USB at the PC to get the "Ok to disconnect" message. Pull out the usb cable and hold down the "off" button. Eventually the unit will turn off. Turn it on and then off to verify it is working.
If nothing works, your iRiver needs to be returned to the manufacturer.

Feb 22, 2011 | iRiver E10 Digital Media Player

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I have a iriver spinn mp3 and i dont know how to to put music on it can you help me

Sure, connect to your computer via proprietary USB cable that comes with the device. Your computer should automatically recognize the new Spinn device. Software is also included in order to manage music, video, & ebooks (text files). Install Iriver Plus 3. Perform media search on your computer. Select files you want to put on your Spinn. Then transfer to your device. Make sure eject your device for safe removal. Thats it.

Nov 19, 2009 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I need a replacement lcd screen for my iRiver PMC-120.

i got a lcd i can sell u for 50.00 email me

Feb 10, 2009 | iRiver PMC-120 Digital Media Player

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Pulling music file from pmc120 to computer

look at it via explorer in windows, (my computer, K drive or whatever the iriver comes up as) there will be some folders in it and the music should be in there.

Jan 12, 2008 | iRiver PMC-120 Digital Media Player

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Greatful if you can help me

i have a pmc with bad logic board. I want a logic board to fix mine. But I can sell u my screen.

Dec 09, 2007 | iRiver PMC-120 Digital Media Player

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Need a driver for the pmc 120 for XP.....

You need to use windows media converter (under the windows media folder) and convert all videos to WMV format and you have to use 320X240 output resolution, 800kbps sound quality. Anything else will result in a format out of specification error. Now where to move those video files is a mystery as there is no video folder. You can move all pictures into the pic library, etc. Windows Media Player 10 is designed to natively pick this device up and make synchronizing easy. when I plugged my Ebay PMC-120 in, Windows media player tried to sync all media files to my device, pictures, music, windows sound effects, etc. Should not be an big deal if you have the correct USB cable, mine came with one. has the software, but you have to go into the update software area of the site and there is a link to the master program in a set of upgrade instructions, no other place that I looked. Not Vista compatible unless you download the installation program and set its compatability to winXP BEFORE you run it. And stick with WMP 10 as it was around when this device was made.

Nov 19, 2007 | iRiver PMC-120 Digital Media Player

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Iriver PMC120 when connected to Vista computer by USB takes ages to do anything

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From: Muzaffar

    I encountered the same problem that u were having after about 7 months of use of my iriver pmc. When i connected my iriver to the usb cord it showed up on my computer, therefore my computer detected it but when i wanted to open my MEDIA file it took awile and my iriver froze while trying to update. The only solution that i came up with was this: 1. You have to go to control panel. 2. Go to system icon. 3: After you click the system icon the system properties page should show up. 4: Next click on Hardware and then device manager. 5: Then u have to click on the Windows portable devices which should be on the bottom, then double-click on "iriver portable media center". 6: Now you will have to click on driver and UPDATE the driver. Unfortunately this will format your iriver but it will fix the problem. Just copy and paste all your songs back on your iriver.


Oct 23, 2007 | iRiver PMC-120 Digital Media Player

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