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Troubleshoot I cannot get my player to work i have music on it from previous as i used some one elses computer at the time im now using windows vista and it wont find the device

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I had this problem..daughters computer used...go to apple site and download itunes and then you will have to register like a new unit...then it should come up

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Try the solution I have given to jukebox

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I have a discontinued dell pocket dj player that when i download the software it says it isnt compadable how do i fix this i have a vista.

Go to and enter the DJ's service tag ID on the back of your player on the support section. It will give you a list of drivers and software that you will need for your DJ. If you are running Vista, download the XP drivers. They will work fine.

Oct 09, 2009 | Dell DJ MP3 Player

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I am a rookie on the computer. I dont know how to put my music to my mp4 player. Please explain step by step. I don't see where to drag the music to. Also I don't know how to file them as mp3. I have...

Mp3 players are WAY too complicated to tell you in a few simple steps how to get them to work.

The SA178 is completely incompatible with Vista - Philips has issued a warning on their website. If you do indeed have an SA178, don't even try to use it with your Vista-enabled computer.

If, by some chance, you have a different model GoGear that is compatible with Vista - you may have to go to Philips website first to get a key firmware upgrade for it to work properly.

This is all before you even begin.

Once you have verified whether it is Vista-compatible or not, below are help files that will aid you in using Windows Media Player to transfer music files to your device. If your music files are not already in Mp3 format AND they are NOT copy-protected, then you can download a free program like Media Monkey to convert the music files to mp3 format.

Here are the Windows Media Player help files:
The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player 10 and 11 only.

Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

The code word for “mp3 player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”

The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”

The code word for copying files from CD is “RIP,” or “ripping”

The code word for files stored on both My Computer and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music Folder

5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete

6. Left-click the song once to highlight it

7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 21, 2009 | Philips GoGear SA178 MP3 Player

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Delete music

when you plug it to usb cord and the computer then you can "reformat" that is the only way to remove need a computer, don't use Vista it is not compatible with anything yet...
use windows xp and when you plug in your mp3 player m250 it will ask you which program to choose from to open your files on the mp3 disk...its easy...

Jun 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Problem with sonicstage software

Try downloading the newest version of SonicStage from the website.
Select your Model and click the blue button.
That one supports Vista.

May 08, 2008 | Sony Network Walkman NW-E005 MP3 Player

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Music wont play.

You may have formated the mp3 and there by erased the firmware that allows it to play as a stand alone mp3 player.

there doesn't seem to be support for vista but the link for the firmware and update is here. this will at least let you use it as an mp3 player again

Mar 18, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus MP3 Player

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Device driver for iRiver IFP-899 on Vista

I can´t connect to my PC with my iRiver device (iFP-890) and Wi Vista 64 with SP1, not trough Music Manager or Explorer.
I´v followed the instructions above.

Mar 13, 2008 | iRiver iFP-899 MP3 Player

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RCA mp3 player software won't install on my computer.

You don't need the installer- Windows Media Player will find the device, then click on "Sync" at the top to download the music to your player.

Dec 29, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Have rca lyra mp3 , but on cd with it

If you have Windows XP you need to download Musicmatch Jukebox in order to transfer music. Google it. You will probably have to pay for it. However Musicmatch Jukebox does not work with Windows Vista. If you have Vista, you can use Windows Media Player to transfer music to your Lyra. The Media Player automatically comes with Windows Vista OS. Of course, you need to connect your Lyra to your computer using the proper USB cable, so your computer must have a USB port.


Dec 10, 2007 | RCA RD1076 MP3 Player

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Player not allowing music to be put on.

You can go around the problem, by not using Windows Media Player. You can open up the device under My Computer>Device Name and manually drag and drop files onto it. Best of Luck.

Sep 22, 2007 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Delstar ds 809

It seems like you need some software for example Ipods need Itunes.

You could try using Windows Media Player, for newish Mp3 players they need sycronising devices in order to upload music on to the mp3.

Try Windows Media Player 10 0r 11 & Itunes.

Good luck. Hope my solution helped.

Sep 20, 2007 | Delstar DS 917 Digital Media Player

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