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Sharper image digital audio player mp3wma

When I turn it on it shows sort of an hourglass icon. None of the buttons work and it just sits there.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. The player was working fine and then one time we turned it on and we get the hour glass. It's trying to load the main menu, but doesn't. I've tried charging it, turning it on and off, connecting to computer and troubleshooting, but all drivers, ports are fine...it's in the device itself.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    may  device is  new  and I  am  ttraying  to  jump  the music  from  may  compeuter    to  the  device   and  ther  say  no  files  in  thedigital  audio player and  no  free space,

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    I can't load any music onto this thing. I hate that I bought it and i wish I could get my money back.

    The only song it will play is the one that was already on there - the demo!

    And I thought Sharper Image was reliable.....

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    When I turn on my MP3 player, it shows an orange-screen background with an hourglass. The steps taken thus far are: (1) Finding a disk that is compatible for this particular model. (2) Contacting The Sharper Image.

  • alotajoy Mar 26, 2008

    this thing sucks! i can't load any music on to it because it says that "Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted."
    PLEASE HELP!

  • Dufas Mar 31, 2008

    When I plug it up to charge. Doesnt charge. Only works plugged in.

  • tguy Jul 01, 2008

    I'm having a simular issue with my mp3/wma player where it isn't being
    recognized by my computer but other devices are, i've tried everything
    I could think of to get it to initiate (updated drivers for usb,
    updated windows, tried using linux, windows xp and restarting
    computer). I'm looking to see if there is any kind of drivers that are
    for the player and have come up with nothing (most likely not needed).
    I bought my player through a 3rd party so I don't have any of the
    original software or manuals so I'm at a major disatvantage since I've
    seen that there are many things about the player that I don't like
    already. This as you can tell is causing issues with me being able to load music up to the device. Can you please help while I continue to fuss with it

  • ffper5112 Jul 16, 2008

    Same problem with the hour glass on startup. Just sits there and does absolutly nothing. I am soooo happy I bought this for my daughter! If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it.

  • mommieryan Nov 17, 2008

    I'm having the issue that when i connect it to my computer yo charge it works, but it really isn't taking a charge. When I disconnect it, it doesn't work... UGH! This thing does ****! I also bought this for my kid.

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I have a problem i cant delete music and put new on... when i delete it and add new the old music i deleted is still there... how do i delete all the music and start over? please help!!!

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Took me a while to figure mine out.... Power switch must be on to charge. Plug into any Mini-USB charger, let the hourglass come and go. Wait for the greenish looking screen, and turd on the switch. You will then see the little battery in the bottom right corner start filling up with grey color. Wait about an hour and your battery will be back to full.

IF the switch is OFF, the player will work when pluged in, but will NOT charge.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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When trying to charge your device, I found that it will only charge when it is turned on. If it is off it won't charge.

Posted on Mar 23, 2012

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My sister bought this thing a year ago and i found it now im not sure what to do about the battery but for the music if you just go to your library and highliht all your music then click and drag the music on to the device it might take a while but itll get the music on there

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I hsave a sharper image digital audio player MP3WMA player. It has a greenish screen with an hour glass and I can't get it to do anything. It was playing fine this morning and it just stopped playing and it is frozen. Can you help.

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I have this prob and when i try to reformat it i cant because it's not even showing up under removable disk... Any suggestions??? pleas email me at beatlepike@yahoo.com and it will be greatly appreciated... thanks

Posted on May 21, 2008

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Go to my computer, select the drive where you have the USB cable plugged into and then go to File, Format. It will say that all data will be erased but if you haven't downloaded anything, it doesn't matter. It worked for me.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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We were unable to transfer playlists at all. However, we were able to transfer songs from the mixer - worked like a charm, no problems at all once we begin using the mixer instead of the playlist.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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Use it for target practice and purchase a name brand. Mine is completely locked up on the hour glass.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

This is the second half of the "Father for his daughter" generated process write-up.

§ To Pick a song or an album:

    • Pause the current song playing
    • Hit the middle button
    • Use “UP” and DOWN” button to get to the “Local Folder” line item from the menu (Usually comes up with the “Local Folder” initially highlighted)
    • Select the “Local Folder” menu item by clicking once using the middle button
      • It should result in a listing of the current music folder contents with the highlighter on the folder
    • Using the Middle button again, click on the current folder listing
      • It should then display all of the music folders on the unit
      • Depending on how the songs were loaded, you may need to use the middle button to click on the local folder again and again to get the various listings of songs / folders
    • Use the “UP” and “DOWN” arrow keys to select the particular folder
      • It should result in the songs from the folder being listed
      • You need to get to a folder with songs in it - - it won’t play a folder containing folders
    • Use the “Right Arrow” button to highlight a specific song
    • Using the Middle button, select the particular song you desire (Can’t seem to click on the folder and have it play the folder)
    • This should result in the standard playback screen being shown, with the song on “Pause”
    • Use the “Right Arrow” button to take the song off “Pause” and start playback
    • The unit then seems to continue playing down the folder

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

I purchased The Sharper Image MP3WMA for my daughter and am equally disappointed in the performance. Need to be a rocket scientist to make it work. After several hours of working with it, I wrote the procedures below for my daughter. I hope they will help someone (PS. It looks like the full process is to long for this posting. I will do it in multiple swipes)

The Sharper Image MP3WMA – Basic Procedures


§ General Operation Comments:

    • CHARGING – Needs to be turned “ON” to charge
    • Middle button brings you to various menus
    • “Up” and “Down” buttons navigate across the menus
    • Use the Middle button to select from the menus
    • To “Exit”, move the menu selection to “Exit” and hit the middle button
    • To get back to the Main Menu, at any time just hold down the middle button until the main menu appears

§ ON / OFF:
    • At any time, it seems that if you just hold the right Arrow button down continuously, the unit will either turn “ON” or shut “OFF”

§ To Begin to Play Music:
    • Turn it on
    • Main Menu Shows “Music” (Use the Up and Down button to scroll through the Main Menu if you wish)
    • When on “Music”, hit the middle button
      • It will start with a song already listed

§ When the song is playing:
    • The right button pauses the song and then restarts the song each time you hit the button
    • Volume:
      • When a song is playing, hit the “Left Arrow – V”
      • The little red “VOL” box at the bottom will blink
      • Then the “UP” and “DOWN” (top and bottom buttons) control the volume
      • Then, re-hit the “Left Arrow – V” button and the volume control turns off
    • The “UP” and “DOWN” button moves to the next song or begins the current song again (or restarts the current song after a certain amount of the song has been played)
    • Hit the Middle button to change some of the replay options





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Pl, my windows mobile, dopod enjoy mobilitity there is a softwear problem. I was formate my phone but I have no sofwear CD or others softwear so, co-operate with me, how can I install sofwear or run the my windoes mobile. Pl, you have a solution so, guide to me.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

How do I adjust the volume on this MP3WMA?

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

Reload the software

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

It wont play download nothing

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I can't delete any of the pictures!

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