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My YP-Z5 unresponsive

My Samsung YP-Z5 is non-responsive. I turned it on the other day and it was on for a second and shut off...usually when I try to turn it back on at least I would get a low battery response or something. NADA...I can't even get it to come up on my PC when I try to plug it in to charge it. Any ideas?? I really miss my MP3 ;-(

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem, was working fine until a few days ago when the screen just went black and now will not turn on or charge properly when plugged into my pc. Tried reseting it like suggested and still nothing, any other ideas???

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    My samsung will not turn on.One second it will turn on but either it cut back off or it have a low battery. I tried to hook it back up to the computer,but nothing happen. I use the reset button, but the screen is still blank. What can I do to fix it.

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There is a reset button at bottom by the usb connection port, try pressing that i had similer problem downloaded the manual from samsung site which said try doing that so i did and now it seems to work fine

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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UMS mode allows the Z5 to interface to the computer as if it were a removable hard drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to manage the files in the Z5.

To get into UMS mode, connect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

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(6) At this point, make sure the Z5 is fully charged and has at least 30MBytes of free space.

(7) Copy the file "Z5Update.dat" to the root directory of the YP-Z5 device.

(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(9) The Z5 will display the option to upgrade to the new software, or to cancel.

(10) Select "Upgrade". This will power off the Z5.

(11) Connect the USB cable to the Z5. Now it will upgrade the firmware under USB power. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB UNTIL THE UPGRADE FINISHES. After finishing the upgrade, new firmware will be started automatically.

(12) Check the version information in the "Settings > System Info > Version" tab.

Now you can turn on the UMS only option.
Settings / System Info / UMS Only = On

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have you tried waiting a few minutes after this appears? because if you turn it on for the first time, or you have turned it on after resetting it, it takes a few minuted to load. so if you wait a few minutes the main screen should come up.

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This might help getting it connected to the computer.

UMS mode allows the Z5 to interface to the computer as if it were a removable hard drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to manage the files in the Z5.

To get into UMS mode, connect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

If you upgrade to the new firmware, you have the option of making it always connect in UMS mode.

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(1) Download version 2.37 or newest of the Z5 firmware http://www.samsung.com.

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(5) Open a File Explorer window, and find the YP-Z5 device.

(6) At this point, make sure the Z5 is fully charged and has at least 30MBytes of free space.

(7) Copy the file "Z5Update.dat" to the root directory of the YP-Z5 device.

(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(9) The Z5 will display the option to upgrade to the new software, or to cancel.

(10) Select "Upgrade". This will power off the Z5.

(11) Connect the USB cable to the Z5. Now it will upgrade the firmware under USB power. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB UNTIL THE UPGRADE FINISHES. After finishing the upgrade, new firmware will be started automatically.

(12) Check the version information in the "Settings > System Info > Version" tab.

Now you can turn on the UMS only option.
Settings / System Info / UMS Only = On

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