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Can't access my YP-K3 from my computer.

PC recognizes it normally, Device Manager says it's working properly and enabled. There appear to be no conflicts.

The trouble is, neither My Computer nor Explorer lists it as they always used to and neither Samsung's Media Studio 5, Windows Media Player not the Control Panel's "Portable Media Devices" can see it.

This happened suddenly yesterday with no indication of trouble coming and I have been banging my head on it since.

I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the software (though there appear to be no drivers on the cd), and did it again, cleaning the registry of any entries I could find of "Samsung" and "YP-K3" between uninstall and reinstall. No love.

I have downloaded the latest software from Samsung, no help. I downloaded the firmware update but it won't install since it can't see that I have the hardware connected. Now I'm starting to cuss. I'm also at my wit's end.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • David Yatalese
    David Yatalese Apr 14, 2009


    Found the answer while browsing earlier posts here. Someone had a similar (though not exact) problem and one answer was to install Windows Media Player 11.

    I had my doubts but had meant to do that anyway, so I downloaded and installed WMP 11 and BINGO! Problem solved.



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