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Dell dj firmware

My Dell 20 gig Gen 2 will no reload the firmware it says it not connected. When I plug it into the usb port it is reconized says docked also the portable device screen comes up which leads me to believe the computer reconizes it but when I try to reload the firmware from the dell site it comes up to a screen that says your device is not connected. I tried clean up, format that did not make a difference.

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Re: dell dj firmware

I had the same problem and it turns out the firmware did get loaded, the program just didn't close out properly. If you go to Settings & Info-->Information on your DJ you should see that it is the updated version.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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Dell Dj version 1.00.03 so i cant find my dell dj program disc and i am having trouble connect my Dell Dj to my laptop .... the usb pick it up but it keeps asking for the driver which i no longer have ......


As you have described that you need a driver for your Dell DJ, you may download either Dell DJ (Gen 2), v.1.01.01, A01 or Dell DJ (Gen 2), v.1.00.03, A00. Both versions are compatible with Windows 2000 and XP. Click on download and follow the procedures. Keep in mind that versions of softwares and drivers are limited from manufacturer's releases.

I hope this works for you. Kindly reply for further assistance. Good Luck!

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Dell DJ Gen 2 Battery Dead

You can get a rechargeable replacement one here - Dell DJ 2nd battery it also fits the 1st digital jukebox and DJ-20 batteries

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My dell dj ditty has frozen

Dell DJ Ditty - manual – How to Troubleshoot the Dell DJ Ditty – from Dell - Firmware for Ditty

Did you run the installation CD first? If you don't, Windows will load its own, possibly wrong, drivers.

Make sure you didn't accidentally press the player's lock button:
The keys on the Dell DJ Ditty have been locked.
Unlock the keys by pressing in on and holding the
Volume/Scroll/Select dial until the lock icon disappears.

Reset method - Insert the end of a thin object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the reset button (near the headphone jack).

Also make sure your operating system is Windows XP - it won't work on anything before or after.

The Musicmatch service that this player was tied to was discontinued in October 2007, so you’re going to have problems even if we get it working again.

The DJ Ditty does recognize DRM-encryption for WMA files – make sure the license is up to date, or convert the file to mp3 format if you are experiencing licensing issues.

If you are experiencing frequent freezing, or a file system/corruption error, or getting the “Warning! Reformat with Firmware Updater!” message, there are two ways to format the DJ Ditty:

Format using Windows Media Player:
Run Microsoft Windows Media Player.
Connect the DJ Ditty to the computer.
Click the Sync button on the top of the menu.
Click the "Format storage media" button on the right-hand side of the screen.
Disconnect the DJ Ditty and power it back on.

Reload or upgrade the Firmware:
Connect the DJ Ditty to the computer.
Download and install the latest firmware from
Run the firmware upgrade program with the "Format Data Area" checked.
Disconnect the DJ Ditty and power it back on.

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Oct 06, 2008 | Dell DJ Ditty MP3 Player

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Dell mp3 gen 1or 2

Hello xanthus151,

Drivers, software and firmware for the Dell DJ and Pocket DJ can be downloaded from the Dell website at this link.

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First Gen Dell DJ 20 Gig "File Cannot Be Written" Transfer Issue

Yahoo jukebox was bought out by Rhapsody. I had the same problem and their only solution was for me to buy a Rhapsody subscription. I know this is not the solution you want to hear but that seems to be the only way to keep any music that was stored using the yahoo jukebox.

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Make vista recognize my dell dj 20 gig

Try downloading the newest firmware to your Dell DJ

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Dell DJ Gen 2 Won't connect

if your Dell DJ player is no longer recognized by the upgrade firmware even with the correct, original device driver installed, then you will need to install a windows 'MTP' driver by doing the following. Note that this applies to Windows XP only.

1. make sure you have the SP2 XP upgrade.

2. Install Windows Media Player 10 or roll it back to version 10 if you are using a later version. You can roll it back by going to 'Add or Remove programs' and uninstalling any WMP upgrade from the 'Change or Remove Programs' dialog window. Note: don't uninstall WMP enitrely from the 'Add/remove windows components' dialog.

3. Go get this file: Unzip it in a temporary directory and run the fixup.cmd by double-clicking in explorer or using the windows 'Run' command. Follow the instructions it prints in its DOS window about deleting the Dell device in the hardware manager.

4. plug your DJ player into the USB port. XP should now say 'Found MTP device' or something similar.

5. Get the Dell DJ 1.02 firmware from their support site appropriate for your player. Run the firmware upgrade. The software should detect your player this time.

A good reference for the Dell DJ stuff is here:

Note: I can't personally recommend the 'PlayForSure' firmware as I have not been successful upgrading to it. WMP 11 does not seem to work with the Dell DJ but WMP10 does and the device Sync function works just fine.

For almost ALL of the MP3 players out there that seem bricked due to a firmware upgrade failure or some other reason, they can be usually restored in a simlar way by installing a basic 'MTP' driver which allows windows to at least send a file to it, and by putting the player into a recovery mode as defined by the manufacturer.

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Dell Digital Jukebox and Vista

sound easy, just go to this webpage: Driver Update and use their tool to update your drivers.

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