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My YP-K3 won't turn on

I recently bought a new YP-K3 and it will not turn on, all it does is charge. Also, whenever I attempt to install the portable device onto my computer it doesn't work and comes up with : "An error occured during the installation of the device The specified service does not exist as an installed service." The portable device does not come up at all on the Samsung studio.

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Re: My YP-K3 won't turn on

I had this problem and it looks like a lot of people do, i fixed it by using the reset button on the back (just press and hold for a few secs) it turn straight on and none of my files were wiped

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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Re: My YP-K3 won't turn on

Do you have mediaplayer 10 or 11 installed?

Media player 11 is seriously screwed up software and will cause your computer not to recognise the player
You will need to remove ALL traces of media player 11 from you computer.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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The problem is with the battery or the USB cable.
Check the cable first if there is any damage replace it,if there is no damage then the problem is with the battery which is not charging get it replaced and ur problem will be solved..

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I had the same problem happen to me. Just press your reset button (on the back--right below the manufacturer label) I used a safety pin to push it and it will turn back on. The cool thing is by resetting it you won't lose all the stuff you already had on it.

Well, I hope this helped.

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I couldn't get the icon for the portable device either. I solved the problem by going to the Control Panel; used Add Hardware; and followed the prompts. I used the original Samsung K3 CD. And it worked! Good luck

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well have had my k3 die on me once, pressed reset on the back and it worked again (this in the it doing nothing anymore case) as for the cgarging thing try it on another computer, when I charge my k3 at work it charges all day but I don';t get a full battery, at home I charge it for bout 2 to 4 hours to get full battery. I think it has something to do with ho many things u have connected to ur usb ports or how much output ur computer gives to ur usb, maybe it goes to like a lower voltage to preserve electricity, no idea how to change this but unplug unneccecary things.

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