Question about MP3 & Digital Media Players

Open Question

Yes mp3 player(ymp 18)

My player was working well for the past 3 months. Suddenly nowadays whenever i attach it to the computer, the computer really slows down. All my files got deleted in it automatically. Whenever i copy past a song it tells that path is not specific or there is an error. I was once able to copy an akon song but minues after they say that the write failed. Please help.

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 27 Answers

SOURCE: i can't delete the songs and the computer says my mp3 is "full"

You need to be in MSC mode to do deletion in My Computer; put in MSC mode in the settings menu under USB, then plug in, go to My Computer and open it as a drive, go to Music folder and delete by rightclicking on songs and choosing delete. You can also format the player by rightclicking on the drive letter of the sansa and choosing format. If you are deleting from a program like Rhapsody (ugh) or windows media player, you will get a lot of issues and not all will delete. Stick with My Computer in MSC. Also as a side note, make sure you have all file folders showing including hidden files in the tools menu in My Computer

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

  • 626 Answers

SOURCE: can't delete songs off my MP3 (sansa c250 2G)

You should format the device thru My Computer>Device Name (c250)>Right Click and select FORMAT.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Incorrect Format Please Reformat the Player

I just repaired/reformatted my 1.0 GB Ilo following the instructions below with no problems:

  1. Please connect the player to a rear USB port on the computer. The display should show “USB Connected”. (If not, please press the power button.)
  2. Please make sure that all unused programs and applications are closed. You can close the applications by closing as many of the icons in the lower right hand corner (by the clock) as possible.
  3. Download the correct Firmware
    1. Click here to download the ILO 116 Firmware
  4. Click Open to initiate the download
  5. Double click on the ILO or Siren folder icon. There will be 14 icons.
  6. There will be a Setup icon that looks like a box with a blue line on it; please double click on this.
  7. Then click Run - this will open the Install Wizard.
  8. The Install Wizard has the instructions on the screen as you go through it.
  9. Once the firmware has installed, please click the Start menu, then Programs.
  10. Look for the icon that says ILO or Siren, and then double click the Firmware Update to install to the player. Depending on how severe the corruption to the firmware on the player is, you might have to do this step 2 or 3 times in order for it to completely repair the firmware.
It will now search for the ilo. This may take a while depending on how corrupted the firmware is, so be patient.

After it has found the ilo, it will say, "A device has been detected in recovery mode and is being initialized. Please wait."

The ilo should come back to life and start showing it's glorious "USB Connected" screen.

The "Firmware Update" window should appear. Select "Format Data Area" to rid the player of corrupted firmware data. And click "Start".

It can take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes to re-flash the ilo and the program might appear to have locked up, but it hasn't. So don't close the program or disconnect the ilo!

If the program fails to find the ilo and gives you an error like, "Device Timeout" or something similar, you need to reinstall the ilo drivers. This can be done by inserting the ilo cable into a USB port it has never been plugged into before. Or you can reinstall the drivers by reinstalling the Rave-MP program. (Remove it, restart the computer, and then install it again).

Although, plugging it into a new USB port is the fastest and easiest option.

If your player won't even turn on, follow these instructions first and then those above:

First, remove the battery. While this isn't necessary to get the player into recovery mode, it insures the unit will not power on before the cable is inserted.

On the ilo, hold the "Power" button down while inserting the USB cable. Continue holding the power button down for 5 seconds more after the cable is inserted. The backlight on the ilo will remain off during this time, making the screen appear to be blank.

An hourglass should appear on your computer and Windows should say,

"Found new Hardware 'SMTP3500".

Posted on May 20, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: HELP! my sanza m250 can't see the song files even though the songs can be played on the player

On the MP3 player, go to Settings> USB. If Autodetect is selected, select MSC (only one or the other can be selected).

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Not able to format my mp3 player

I had the same problem, which I solved by downloading an update to the 530's firmware, at
When I ran it, it told me the unit had to be reinitialized, which I accepted. Unit went off, then I unplugged it, plugged it back in, and the new hardware found wizard went on. After letting it run, I got the message that the hardware was installed. However, the unit did not appear in my list of available drives. I then ran the firmware update again, and voila! The unit's memory can be accessed.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Whenever i press play, my MP3 player doesn;t play ANY song!!!!

One thing that worked for me was to format the player once I plugged it into the computer. This fixed all the problems. Of course, if you have music on it, make sure that you have it elsewhere too.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tried to copy an mp4/YMP file to Zen V plus media

Just get this tool to help you.
1. load your file to Video Sharer
2. choose AVI format
3. click" convert" button.
Then you will get the right format.
Here is the tool for you:

Oct 23, 2009 | Creative Labs ZEN V Plus MP3 Player

1 Answer

What can be the possible problem?

i don't really see it as a solution. but suddenly it just started working again. i don't really know how long it will last with no problems. a while a go it took me more than 30 min. to at least make the computer identify the mp3 by connecting and discharging the cable. If you have any idea on what might be something im doing wrong, pls email me. thanks for your concern.

Jun 13, 2009 | iRiver MP3 & Digital Media Players

2 Answers

File system error in (TRANSCEND mp3 T.sonic 630/1GB) the appropriate firmware from here and hold reset button for 2 seconds the firmware updater and hold "volume -" button while connecting to system. 5.the updater will detect the player and it will upgrade the firmware.

Mar 18, 2009 | Transcend T SONIC 630 MP3 Player

1 Answer

My system does not detect it when attached

Have you tried connecting it to another PC? There is no software necessary for basic music transfer....Player should be in "MSC" mode to copy / paste the Mp3 files into the music directory of the player. But if it's not charging either, there may be something else wrong?
you can get the user manual here:

Feb 12, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

1 Answer

80 gb ipod problem

if it deosnt reset (hold down the middle and top button for 30 seconds) send it away

Jul 10, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

2 Answers

My sansa 2gb wont turn on

hold the volume button + - at the same time, and push the power switch up

Jun 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

1 Answer

Wont turn on

Walmart is still selling an iLO brand player that has an SD slot.

May 01, 2008 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

1 Answer

Disconnection problems

well i guess it under garatee my sugestion is to take it back to wear ver you got it from

Jan 28, 2008 | iRiver S10 2 GB MP3 Player

1 Answer

Doesnt start up

Hi. My Inovix mp3/4 player suffered a similar fate when it crashed during a Firmware reload. The player went completely dead and wasn't even recognised by the computer when plugged into the USB port. I basically kept on trying - a couple of times whenever I used the computer - using different ports. 2 days later - 'ding-dong' - Windows XP suddenly recognised something was in the port, and I tentatively attempted a Firmware reload. Success! (Don't ask me to explain it tho'...)

Aug 28, 2007 | Samsung YP-U2X Digital Media Player

1 Answer

Tsonic 610 not powering on

Hi , I am also having a Tsonic 610 2Gb Player . I just bought it in April's just 2 months old...whenever I start it,it's gettting swithc I am not able to use MP3 player now...

Dec 10, 2006 | Transcend T.sonic 610 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
MP3 & Digital Media Players Logo

Related Topics:

69 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts


Level 3 Expert

93802 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Are you a MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides