I got my coby to turn on finally with a new battery and finally got it to work but the only way it would download songs was by connecting the cord to the mp3 and the computer because it wouldn't work by putting the mp3 directly into the port. it let me download my songs and it let me listen to them for a while but then the next day it would play but it wouldn't advance to another song i would have to manually forward it to get it to play. the next day even with changing the battery again, it won't play at all. you can here a little bit of static sound but thats it and thats only when you can get it to stay on. and now when i plug it in either way it won't register on the computer like that usb drive doesn't exist. i've also tried a different computer. HELP!!! I've been shafted.
Jan42 this isn't actually your solution but for the others who said <same problem> It may be theirs. So every one else try it. Next for you Jan42, the problem for you I can be is simple. The player is bad. It is not unual for them to do what your having. I keep seeing this a recurrent and The warranty on these is next to useless. Read this solution below. Some of it may apply. Don't toss it tillyo try it K?
I had this problem and gave a detail on how to solve in one of the solve pages on the site you posted but I'll write it to you and hope you get this.
The problem is two fold. 1. the player doesn't actually recognize mp3 files. Mine did at first the it didn't. I solved this sort of. Since the player will recognize wma format if you use the media player converter to change the song format to wma and sync them it will play them. If you load a song that is incorrrect it will cause the light to go solid an not play. If you get to the point where the light goes out and the song play will not advance past a certain point it is a format issue. Note not all songs will convert properly and the media player will warn you about converting. save the files as <same name .wma> in a different file your originals will remain untouched. 2. License. If the songs you are trying to load do not have the license the player will not play it no matter the format and it is the one problem that usually shuts the mp3 player off. I have used this to solve several units and the problem is the Coby players have poor programing and it is easily disrupted. Never plug your player into a PC while it is on. The best way is to remove the battery first. I'd be interested if this solves your problem email me either way, so I can eliminate what units it works for and not. My one is a MPC883. It took hours to figure out but these steps do work and tell Tech the problem is programming and hardware.
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Re: why my coby mpc833 won't work
How long have you owned this for? If not that long I'd highly recommend to run back to the store in order to swap it out. It appears lots of similar issues with MP3's not just this model in particular have had issues with the fuzzy sound...then nothing happens at all. It's not a good sign when the computer usb port does not recognize the device. I'd suggest to re-install the software just to be on the safe side [unless yours does it automatically some require software]. But otherwise notify the manufacturer of the situation to see if they can repair it or replace it since it appears to be a defective unit if the other solutions do not help this problem.
Some times the manufacturers can give you idea's to fix the problem to over the phone by just contacting the manufacturer directly. I've ran into that with plenty of electronics.
Let us know how it goes. Sorry to hear about your problems and looking forward to hearing back on how things go for you.
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Instead of using the Coby Media Player, use Windows Media Player to store your songs and you can sync them from there. I bought a MP601-2G for my nephew and my Bro' in law's girlfriend tried to get/sync some songs for him and could'nt figure it out. They gave it back to me to figure out. I noticed that the Media manger was missing, they must of deleted it accidently or something else. Then I read an answer similiar to mine where the person didn't have the Media Manager and the solution was as I described. I made a new folder, named it and then used a website called beemp3.com to download songs. After I found the song downloaded it which sends it to the websites playlist. From there I right clicked the file, clicked copy and pasted it to windows media player where it says drag and drop to sync. IMPORTANT: HAVE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER OPEN ALREADY AND MINIMIZE UNTIL YOUR READY TO DRAG AND DROP TO THE SECTION THAT SYNCS THE SONG TO THE COBY PLAYER. Make sure the coby player is connected to the computer.
It sounds complicated, but it's much easier than it sounds. Email me to let me know how it works out at Shelsinator1@yahoo.com
Thry the solution below. If it does not work then you need to reformat. Also you might want to go to the coby website and download a updated version on the firmware and reflash your player. This will set it back to factory settings.
Open Windows Media Player.
Find and click the "Sync" tab. This is located at the very top of the program.
Plug the Coby mp3 player into one of the USB ports found on your computer. Depending on the exact Coby mp3 player that you own, you can either plug the player directly into the USB port or by using the cord that came with the Coby mp3 player. The name of the Coby mp3 player will appear in the top right corner of Windows Media Player.
Click "Library." This link will be on the left side of the program.
Double-click the "Songs" option in the middle of the screen.
Scroll through the list of music on your computer until you find the songs you want to put on the Coby mp3 player. Right-click on the title of the song and a drop box will appear. Select "Add to Sync List." You will then notice the song listed in the column located on the right side of the program.
Repeat the previous step until you're finished putting songs on the Coby mp3 player.
Click the "Start Sync" tab located beneath the list of songs you chose in Step 6. Those songs will then be added to your Coby mp3 player.
I am sorry to say that without looking at your mp3 player, I must assume that it is physically damaged. Lint from a pocket if it comes into contact with a USB port can short it out and damage it to the point the device is no longer any good.
If your adding music to the device and its not playing, its because your audio files are not the correct format. This unit only plays MP3 audio or Uncopyrighted Windows Media Audio files. You can test this by connecting the MP3 player, copy one of the sampe audio files under 'My Music' location on your computer and paste it on your mp3 player. It will play the audio fine.
How to play: Hold in play button until red ligh is steady, then press Play again to start the audio.
Make sure you remove any audio file that is not the correct format.
to check format of song:
right click the song, go to properties, under properties it will say 'Type of File', make sure this says MP3, thats the safest way to go.
maybe your mom goes to collage and your MP3 is jealous of her. Seriously it was the same with mine cause when my mom quit collage it started working again then she decided to go back and it stopped working again.
Wow! You only have 128mb capacity. I thought my 512mb clip was small! Okay when you look at your list of songs that you are dragging to your Coby you can only add up to 128,000.000 bytes. That's probably about 20 songs, or 7 stories. When you look at your listing, and highlight it windows will add up the space you need for you. The cord connects the Coby to the usb port on your computer and also charges the Coby.
These players are plagued with problems! I have the 2gb version which does the same thing. I gave up on trying to use its internal battery and bought a usb charging cord for use in my car. I just unplug the cord from the cig lighter socket when I'm done using it. If it doesn't shut off,which is 99.9 percent of the time, then it just runs its battery down until it finally shuts off. It's a shame this player doesn't work as good as it looks...
sorry u need to purchase a knew one either your connections were messed up on your usb cord or its simply jus not in process anymore bring it to someone who knowa how to fix mp3 players or purchase a new one WAL-MART HAS SOME GREAT DEALS ON THEM
I have the same problem with mine. Just return it to the company with a copy of the receipt and six dollars to pay for the shipment of the replacement. If you've had it for more than ninety days though I don't know what you could do.