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Zmate mp3 not recognised

I worked pretty good with my zmate mp3. I bought a camera and had this SD card with it... i inserted this card in the mp to format it. From ther onwaRDs whenever i plugged in the zmate mp3, the windows tell me it is not recognised. not even with the sd card used before!

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  • Sister_chick Jan 01, 2008

    My computer will not recognize my zmate mp3 player. It will on my laptop but not cpu. USB port is working fine and if I unplug the zmate I get the warning that I have unplugged something without turning it off but when I go to read the drive it ask me to please insert disk. What do I do?

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    My ZMATE MP3 is not recognized by both my desk top DELL and my lop top SONY VAIO



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Try a different cord, USB port, and bypass any splitters if used. Then try another USB support driver in Device manager.

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ZMate MP3

I don't the configuration of your computer, but it sounds like the F: drive is the zMate player... so if I am correct, the message means there is no memory card in the player. If yours is the same as mine, the "player" itself is a card reader/writer with no memory of its own, and works only when you put an SD card in it (mine actually came free with the purchase of the SD card).

As for the files being in the root, what that means is, when you first use a device it has no subdirectories in it (what Windows calls "folders"). So essentially the card is one big folder with no categories or subdivisions. Like if you built a house with no rooms in it, it would just be one big room with no den, no kitchen, no living room - just one big area.

Since there is just the one huge, unnamed folder, this is called the ROOT. All folders that you create on the memory card are like "branches" that begin at the "root". Most people will create a folder on the card, and call it "My Music" or something like that. Or several folders and call them "Country" and "Rock" and "Hip Hop". Or maybe you'll make a folder for the Beatles, one for Aerosmith, one for Rihanna... you get the idea. If you do NOT make any subfolders, at least on my zMate, then the player can't find the music. You need to make a folder and name it "AUDIO" and put your .mp3 files in that folder.

To make a folder, you first put the card in the player (or in your PC's card reader, if it has one) and then, if you are using the player, you plug that into the USB port on the PC. Windows should open the player in a window, and it looks like it is one of the drives on your PC. If you look in "My Computer" you will see the card and it will have a drive letter higher than C:, and if you have a CD-ROM the letter will be higher than D:. The drive will be listed as a "REMOVABLE DRIVE". When you open up this "drive" you will see no folders, just the root folder (which has no name). Use the mouse to "Right-Click" and then choose "NEW" and then "FOLDER" or use the "FILE" menu at the top of the window, choose "NEW" and then "FOLDER". Windows makes a folder called "New Folder" - change the name to "AUDIO" at this time (just type over the name "New Folder". If you can't type over the name, use the mouse to right-click "New Folder" and choose "Rename" from the menu.

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Dane Elec ZMate MP3 Player wont play!!

Make sure if it's the player that uses SD cards, the songs can't be in the root.  They must be in a sub-folder (subdirectory), preferably one named AUDIO.

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