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Connecting to PC

My NW-HD5 has been "Connecting to PC" for over 24 hours. It is plugged directly into the computer via USB connectors. However, the battery indicator is going from light to dark and light to dark and has not established the frozen battery with the lightning display yet. Q: Is this a lemon and should I consider a $400 purchase a loss? Please help. I have never been able to transfer a song or even listen to the sound quality of this 2 year old brand new never used unit before until now. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide. John (703) 619-7984

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Re: Connecting to PC

I'm sure as a new buyer, the last owner did not tell you this. This is what the player does. there will not be full, white battery until you remove the USB, usually, i leave my player on for about 2 hours to be sure. the 'Connecting to PC' screen is what the standard screen is during USB connection to the PC is. Once you remove the connection (remove the USB from the PC for the player) it will jump to a new screen. 'Creating Database'. Don't worry, your player is not frozen, it's standard.

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I have connected my nanomax ipod to the computer and it is not should i charge it?

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time you are viewing this solution post. Thank you for choosing FixYa to solve your problem. So you have connected your Nanomax iPod to the computer and it's not charging like it's supposed to, and you want to know how you should charge it properly? There are two ways you can charge the battery - charging via your Dock Connector to USB Cable, or the Apple USB Power Adapter (which is sold separately). Here are the step by step instructions to charging your and Nanomax.

Using the Dock Connector to USB Cable
  1. Using your Dock Connector to USB Cable, plug the dock connector end to your iPod and plug the USB end to your computer. Make sure the computer you are using has a USB 2.0 port (check your computer's technical specifications to see if it's USB 2.0 certified). Most USB ports on the keyboards of laptops do not provide enough power to perform charging activities. If you have a Docking Station, plug the docking connector into the station and placed the iPod in the station as well.
  2. Make sure your computer is fully awake and not asleep (meaning in sleep mode).
  3. A fully charged battery takes 3 hours to complete. An 80% charged battery takes an hour and 30 minutes. The battery is charging when it shows the charging icon (a battery not fully shaded in green, with a lightning bolt).The battery is done charging when the "fully charged" icon shows (a green-shaded battery with a 2-prong plug showing).
  4. When you are done, disconnect the cable from your computer.
Using the Apple USB Power Adapter
  1. Connect the Alternating Current (AC) Plug Adapter with the power adapter (if connected already, skip this step).
  2. Using your Dock Connector to USB Cable, connect the dock connector end to your iPod and the USB end to the power adapter.
  3. Plug the power adapter into a polarized wall outlet or surge protector outlet.
I think you connected everything correctly, but the USB port on your computer did not have enough power to charge your battery. If that's the case, you will have to find a computer that has a USB 2.0 port on it (like a desktop PC or MAC, or a car adapter charging device) and connect to it, or use the USB Power Adapter (sold seperately). I think this pretty much answers your question. I hope this benefits you the best way possible. Once again, thank you for choosing Fixya as your one-stop solution spot for your problems. Have a good day, evening or night; whatever time you are viewing this, and visit us again the next you need assistance troubleshooting.

Apr 27, 2011 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I dont know how to put songs in my song nwe005

How do I Put Music on an NW-E003F Sony MP3 Player?

The Sony Walkman E003F is a small portable device resembling a flash drive. This Walkman has 1 GB of storage which accommodates about 685 songs. When the battery is at capacity, the Walkman can play back up to 28 hours of audio. The small player has a built-in USB connector to make downloading convenient. If you want to add songs to your MP3 player, you must use Windows Explorer to download MP3-, AAC- and WMA-formatted audio to the device.


Remove the USB cap on the player to reveal the USB plug.

Insert the USB plug on the player into the computer's USB port.

Select "My Computer" from the desktop "Start" menu.

Double-click on the "WALKMAN" drive folder to open it.

Double-click to open the "MUSIC" folder.

Drag the audio file from the save location on the computer and drop it in the "MUSIC" folder. The songs will load and play in the order that they are dropped into the folder.

Hope it helped.

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Your battery may be completely discharged. Try plugging it on a charger and leave it for a while (at least half an hour), than try turning it on. If it turns on, fully charge the battery and continue with normal usage. If that doesn't work, try connecting it to your computer via USB cable. If still not working, visit a repair shop. Thank you

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How do i know if it is charging? just got a shuffle of a mate, put it on charge for a few hours, but not getting anything to happen. hope you can addvise me.

when u connect ur charger with power plug or connect pc via usb cable then it indicate ur battery meter indication is charging continue but if doesn't show anything then plz check ur usb/power cable. if it is damaged then change it.

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I had the same problem! Went on Sony trouble shooter found this -
Battery is 100% discharged. Therefore, PC's USB with 5V/500mA set up has not enough power to start up the charging process because loading current is greater than the set up, therefore USB is disabled immediately due to sudden current load.
  1. Battery must not be discharged 100%
  2. If it happens then the supplied AC adaptor must be used firstly because it is providing 5V/800mA power. After a couple of minutes the unit can be connected to PC without problem then it can continue the charging during file transfer, etc.
Basically when the battery is totally flat the computer power is not strong enough to charge the battery and run the mp3 player! I bought a usb adapter charger and charged it up and now it works!

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I have that kind of Mp3 Player too... that happened to me, but the PC was able to read mine. However, the reason why the message: "Low Battery USB Disabled" appears, is that you still have remaining battery life, but will only last for less than an hour (indicated by low light and red empty battery sign) you have to make sure the Mp3 is completely discharged. (you'll be notified when you turn on the device while it says: "Low Battery") once that it is completely discharged, you can now plug in the USB cable with the device to the PC... if problem persists, check your PC.. can it read the device? Check if a notification balloon appears at the bottom right corner of the monitor screen. It should say, "Found New Hardware... Samsung YP-Z5F..." if it did not appear, try to INSTALL using the Installation CD given when you bought the product. Just insert the disk into the PC and continue on, then when it is already installed and ready for use, plug in the device! This may be a little hard, but this is the only way I know. Feel free to ask me! I am no technician but I know a lot on devices and fine mechanics. Good luck!

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1. install the drivers from cd which came along with the player
2. check the USB adapter cable
3. Check the message dialong whenever you connect your USB cable to ur computer on the taskbar.
4.if you get message " one of the usb device connected cannot be recongised" then the problem with the Player adapter controller
5.your computer USB may be malfuntioning
6. check for the drivers installed. if not install drivers from the installation diskette
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