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Coby mp3 player mpc741 need driver hardware for my computer

I am trying to use my mp3 player but have lost the hardware cd so my new computer says usb device not recognized how can i get that download and be able to use my device

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Re: coby mp3 player mpc741 need driver hardware for my...

I was having the same problems. Through trial and error, and lots of nothing else to do, i figured out how to make my computer recognize it enough to transfer files. Don't know if this method will work, but...:
1. Press and hold on button while mp3 player starts with "COBY" screen.
2. While still holding button connect USB on player until you here the sound saying windows had detected a new device.
3. Release the on button on player and give computer a second to do what it does.
Now, check in My Computer to see if a removable drive is listed. If so, it worked! Hope it helps.

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Windows media player should detect it

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I just got my Coby Mp3, and i plugged the USB into my computer and the autoplay screen that is supposed to come on my computer, hasnt.

Does you computer detect a new device when you plugged the Coby MP3 player?
If Coby MP3 player has cd driver, better to install it to your pc. Some computer/laptop doesn't detect autoplay when new USB device plug-in

May 07, 2011 | Coby MP828 MP3 Player

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When I plug in my mp3, i cant sync because wmp doesnt recognize the mp3 at all. I was trying to find software or driver download to help fix. please help!

Hi, Looking for Drivers.

In order to download the right driver for a Coby MP3 player, you'll need to go to the Coby website support page where you can download software drivers (See Resources). To find the driver you need, you first need to identify which device you're using. Select "MP3 & Portable" under where it says "Select a Product" on the first box on the left. In the second box, it will be "MP3 & MP4 players." The final box lists all of the MP3 and MP4 players that Coby produces. You'll need to find your MP3 player in this list. The designation will be letters and number such as "Mp200". It should be listed on the box. Once your MP3 player is selected, clicking on the "Submit" button at the bottom will cause the text "Available Downloads for Mp200" (or whatever your MP3 player is called) to appear towards the bottom of the screen. Underneath, there should be a link for "Driver," if there is one available for your player. Clicking on that will allow you to download it.


If you click "OK" on the download screen, your driver should install. It will likely be in a ".zip" format, which means another program is needed to "unzip" the file so that you can install it. An example of such a program is WinRAR (See Resources). This program needs to be installed first, before it can be used to unzip your driver file. After you've downloaded the program, opening the installation file will begin the installation process. Choose a directory for where the program will be installed. After installation is complete, you can go back to the ".zip" driver file. Double-clicking on the file will bring up a new window. You can now drag your driver files from inside the .zip folder to any folder on your computer that you wish. There will be a file marked "Setup" among the unzipped folders. Opening this file should allow you to install the drivers you need on your computer.

Also Coby mp3 player not recognized by the computer.

Why is my Coby player not being detected by my computer when I connect it?

This may be caused by one of the following:
1. Minimum system requirements were not met.
2. Corrupted drivers.
3. Computer restrictions.
4. Power issue.

To resolve this issue, try the following solutions:

SOLUTION 1 - For brand new player or first time connecting to this computer.

For Windows XP users: verify the following operating system requirements are met.
- Windows XP SP2 or higher
- Windows Media Player 10 or higher

Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.

For Windows Vista users: If the player is seen in My Computer when using MTP mode, but not showing in Windows Media Player.
- Download the hotfix from
- Run the hotfix.

For MAC users, see player not recognized by a MAC OS

NOTE: If you are trying to connect to a Computer at work that is part of a network, there may be user right restrictions that are set to disable access to new hardware or stop any program installations. You may need to check with your IT administrator to see if this is causing the problem.

SOLUTION 2 - Refresh the driver

STEP 1 - Connect the Coby mp3 player to the PC
The screen on your player should turn on, show 'Connected' and indicate the battery charging or full.
- If the player does not turn on try other USB ports or on another computer if one is readily available. Ensure you are connecting directly to the computer USB port and not to a USB hub.
- If there is nothing showing on the screen and the player does show up in as a storage device in an explorer window, then the screen is just not working.

If you receive the error "USB Device Not Recognized" on the computer, the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.


STEP 2 - Check under Device Manager
1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage.
2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.

NOTE: Coby mp3 player can connect to your computer in MSC or MTP mode. Exceptions are Coby mp3 player Connect and Coby mp3 player Express which only use MTP mode. MTP mode is the recommended and default method for Coby Players when used with Windows OS.

The Coby player will show up on Device Manager's right pane as:
1. USB Mass Storage device (if the player is set to MSC)
2. Portable Device (if the player is set to MTP mode)

If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers.

STEP 3 - Refresh the drivers
1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall.
2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.

NOTE: If a device with yellow exclamation point (!) continually appears and disappears, then the player is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.

Hope that helped..

Feb 21, 2011 | Coby MP-30523 MP3 Player

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My mp3 will not syn and i lost the cd

That's because it didn't come with one - it was on the COBY Player. I did the same thing - looked all OVER for that CD!!! ;-)

I use music in the *.mp3 format at 128mbs

1. I put all movies (avi or wmv), music (MP3s), photos (160x128pixels - jpg) or audiobooks in it's own folder (on my computer) in a folder called "FOR COBY" Easier to restore later, when coby needs ro be reformatted or you change computers (drives)

2. If you've had to re-format the player (which is a great way to get all previous stuff off it), you can get the manager from here:

CobyMedia Manager fix for MP822 (Windows XP/2000/Vista)

Don't let it throw you that it says it's for the MP822 - it also works for the MP610

3. Install downloaded program. Open it.

4. Plug your TURNED OFF Coby Player into the USB port - it will show up in the "DEVICE" tab after the computer goes through it's "Found New Hardware" process

Mar 24, 2010 | Coby MP-610 MP3 Player

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Windows cant read my 1gb coby mp300. I need help to solve my problem.

Well if it came with a Registration CD you need to install that or it wont read it, if not then your computer still cant read it and you will need to get an Windows update by going to there website

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Usb malfunction

I can help you with you Coby 610 mp3 player.

What is happening is that your Coby isn't communicating properly with the computer. You don't need a driver, you just need to repair the Coby's system software.

Replacing the firmware in your mp3 player should have it working like new again.

Please try these steps to fix your Coby MP-610 MP3 Player.

I hope that helps.
Unfreeze Coby 610

Apr 16, 2009 | Coby MP-610 MP3 Player

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are you talking about the coby media manager? I dont think it comes with a cd, I got a coby mp725 and it and the program was installed from the mp3, when you plug it into the computer look for a little bubble on the bottom right of your computer saying the computer has found new hardware.

Feb 16, 2009 | Coby MP-C883 MP3 Player

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I Have a Coby mp3 player, model # MPC741.... And i need help!!!

I too, have a MP3 PLAYER that everytime i download some music everytime i do sometimes the music be on there and sometimes it doesn't and do i have to have a USB cord with out downloading
you can email me at asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Key Ana Blackmon

Nov 13, 2007 | Coby MP-C741 MP3 Player

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Old coby mp3 cracked screen

This is the closest I could find (manual for the MP-C751) which appears to have the same button configuration and software, only different by having larger memory. Hopefully will help you out; Here is the link for the troubleshooting for the 741 if you need it; If you need more info you can contact coby on; Hope this helps :)

Jun 28, 2007 | Coby MP-C741 MP3 Player

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Owners manual

Go to Coby Electronics. Search for your product. If it is more than five minutes old it will not be on the list. It is on the server though. Put in the model number mp-cXX and the manuals are there in pdf form!

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