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Computer doesn't recognize unit when connected

I know that it is not the connection on the unit, nor the usb port. USB port works fine, and the connection on the unit also works fine as the charger too. I bought a new data link cable thinking that it was the cable, not the case. Computer doesn't recognize unit anymore when connected. Was doing so for months, then it stopped. Please help! windows media player doesn't recognizethe mp3 is plugged in. But the computer recognized it and shows the name of it and everything. Since windows media player doesn't recognize it for some reason I can't sync the music. Is there another way to sync music to mp3 besides windows media player?

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Re: Computer doesn't recognize unit when connected

I had the same problem where I accidently removed the player from the computer while the files were transfering. When I pluged it into my computer, it said that the device had a malfunction. Take the battery out of your mp3 player for a few days. I did and now I am able to transfer music to my mp3 player.

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I am guessing there is a problem with the driver for the audio player. I have a Coby Audio Player MP-C827, and one day my brother decided to just remove it from the computer without correctly stopping it. Ever since, whenever I plug in it into my PC, it just does not open...nothing happens. And I don't have the cd to re-install the driver files. With respect to all of the above, a driver file which is needed by the mp3 is either damaged or corrupt. Contact me at

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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First, make sure your iPod is fully charged and then toggle the Hold switch on and off.
Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
Go through the 5 R's of iPod troubleshooting, which will often solve your issue. If you're still experiencing the issue after going through each of the steps, then continue for more suggestions.
To determine if your iPod syncs via USB or FireWire, check the table in the Additional Information section below.
Tip: If you are using Windows XP and have recently installed a Service Pack, check the Device Manager. Click the Start menu and click Run. Type "devmgmt.msc" and click OK. If no devices appear in the Windows Device Manager, go here.
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Your iPod must have enough of a charge for your computer to recognize it. Connect your iPod to its power adapter or to a high-power port on your computer to charge your iPod if the battery is depleted. If your iPod is connected through FireWire but isn't getting power from the FireWire bus, your computer may not recognize it.
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If you're connecting the iPod to a Windows laptop computer through USB, connect the laptop to a power outlet before connecting your iPod. Also, see iPod not recognized when connected to Windows laptop over USB to be sure that your USB ports are supplying enough power.
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