Question about Samsung YP-U3 MP3 Player
Downloaded cd enclosed with player. Took several tries but it is working. When player put into USB port the screen declares it it connected then promptly says it is disconnected and player goes into charge mode and then turns off. Computer does not recognize that the player is connected to it. What can I do? Am all but computer illiterate so make it REALLY simple please
Very helpful the Best Solution...thanks.
I've been trying for over a week to solve the problem with this YP-U3 and was about to return it and than I tried this and it worked....
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
Ok, after reading all this solutions, i still couldn't get my brand new samsung yp-u4 working. but now i do and this is what i did.
1 - i noticed that the mp3 consistently connected and disconected to the computer very fast. so, in the time i had, i tried to instal the new drivers he needed. i could find the drivers that the guest with the best answer talks about so i used the drivers my computer thought were the best. this step only made my mp3 player connect for long time(don't know why)
2 - since the mp3 connecter for a longer time, he started to recharge, even if only a bit, so i took it off front the usb port and turned it on very quickly.
3 - then i went to settings, and changed the pc connection to removable device(or something similar, just change it from MTP, because that is what is keeping your computer from accessing the mp3)
4 - after i've done that, i reconnected the player to the pc and it connected instantly, and then i could use either the WMP 11 or the Samsung media studio 5 to transfer musics.
ps:by the way, im using windows XP sp3 and wmp 11
and sorry if the solution seems stupid or if it doesnt work 4 you, but im just a normal guy that does not understand a thing about computers and that is trying to help the community.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
The drivers for the player are installed to your hard drive after you install the Samsung media studio software (take note of exactly where it goes as you need to know this later - usually c:program files). I found the Samsung software wouldnt install correctly until I had FIRST installed Windows Media Player 10. Once the Samsung Media Studio was installed I told windows to search for new hardware (under control panel). It told me the Samsung YP-U3 was there but it had no drivers (thats because I had already plugged it in before I installed the media Studio software - and it couldnt find the drivers). I told it to look for drivers specifically under the media studio install location - there was a folder marked something like Hard drive dll (or something). I told windows to look there for the drivers and it found them ... the player now works.
I'm still a little annoyed as the player doesnt work as a "true" usb device ... which means I cant just use windows explorer to drag/drop files ... I have to have the stooopid media studio installed - which sucks!!
I guess If I had of followed these steps I wouldnt have run into problems ... 1. Install Windows Media Player 10. 2. Install Samsung Media Studio. 3. Plug the device into my USB port. Of course Samsung didnt give us any proper instructions. I should have known better ..... I wont be buying samsung again (no, really ... I mean it this time!)
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
I downloaded sp2 aswell but it is not insalling/ is it possibly because my version of xp is not legit
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
Install Windows Media Player 11.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
Wt can i do bout my problem cus this is perthic!!!
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
I just solved the problem after many attempts!
It works for me, and i hope it works for you too~
When I plug in my YP-U3 player, the computer says it needs to search for a driver, then i let it search it online. But it normally won't search the driver on the internet. Then, it will give a prompt to ask if you want to find a solution or search the driver from the PC. Choose the second option, searching from the PC. Then change the directory to C: (Which is the most crucial part). After a while, the driver should be found and a warning message will appear. Forget about the warning, choose install the hardware anyway, player should be recognized by then.
(I have had windows media player 11, direct X 9...etc. before installing the driver)
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
Go to your contol panel and click on add hardware.You should see your device name in the usb port.Click it and select find hardware automatically through windows update.
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
I have SP2 installed on winXP but player still would not read the USB, i tried janbos solution just now and finally it works, make sure you have the mini installation cd inserted when the wizard goes to look for it, the driver must be buried in there somewhere, although its not obvious where, thanks janbo
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
Try to change the USB port. it worked for me.
i switched the ports around then it recognized.
but samsung does not offer any drivers on their site. that's a pitty.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
I was trying using Windows Media Player 9.0 and using the Samsung Media Player. The device was not being found by windows xp. I uninstalled the Samsung Media Player and using windows update, I got Media Player 11.0
Now when I plugged in the player, I went to add hardware in Control Panel and chose the Samsung YP device and told the wizard to automatically search for new drivers and this time it found them and installed all correctly.
I haven't put back the Samsung Media Player software as windows explorer shows the device and I can drag and drop songs onto the player.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
You need to make sure you have the requirements (listed in the manual) before you even attept to connect etc else registry might point to original fault. You need XP SP2, direct x9.0??? and wmp 10 at least. You should not really need drivers as this is a flash drive, but if showing this in device manager then more or likely you need to install wmp as codecs come with this. Once you have all requirements, uninstall/reinstall samsung media studio then try again, if still nothing go to device manager (samsung disc in try) and click on yellow exclamation mark then follow wizard to reinstall drivers(with samsung disc in tray) :-)
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
Possible solution for M1K9Y. As I have said I had the same problem as yourself, i.e. code 28 etc. Have now sorted the problem and YP-U3 MP3 player now working fine. Basically I went into Windows and downloaded service pack 2 for XP, also Windows Media Player 10, mind you service pack took over an hour to download! Thanks to Janbo for offering a possible solution but this didn't work as the wizard was unable to recognise the software (or something like that!)
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
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